The 2013 Fluid Power Systems Conference, scheduled for November 19 to 21 at the Doubletree Hotel, Rosemont, Ill., will kick off with a keynote address by Gary W. Rogers, president and CEO of FEV Inc. Rogers, a commercial vehicle powertrain expert, has titled his presentation, “Reducing Energy Expenses Utilizing Hybrid Waste Trucks, Transit Buses, and Delivery Vehicles.”

Rogers currently sits on the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and on the Medium and Heavy-duty Truck CO2 and Fuel Economy Phase 2 committee for the NAS. He will discuss the state of development of hydraulic hybrid systems with respect to commercial vehicles including factors such as efficiency, commonality of infrastructure and total cost of ownership. The technology will be compared to hybrid electric and CNG-fuelled alternatives.

Now in its third year, the conference will feature design workshops to communicate the importance of energy efficiency and reliability, hands-on maintenance instruction, roundtable discussions, and networking events, including an Innovations Showcase.

Hosted by the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA), and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) this conference, now in its third year, will host more than 150 professionals responsible for specifying, designing and/or maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic systems in industrial settings or mobile applications.

The two-day educational conference will focus on:

  • Design workshops to communicate why energy efficiency and reliability are increasingly a concern of machine builders and the role of fluid power in increasing machine efficiency and reliability and balancing cost issues for hydraulic and pneumatic systems;
  • Hands-on instruction into practical maintenance techniques from fluid power component manufacturers, distributors, and system integrators;
  • Facilitated roundtable discussions, where peers can share specific challenges associated with their industry and applications, learn about fluid power standards, best practices in building efficient and reliable fluid power systems, and the future of fluid power;
  • Networking events, including the Innovations Showcase, to help participating engineers and technicians engage with technology providers from fluid power manufacturing and distribution companies to learn the newest, cutting edge developments in energy efficient and reliable developments in hydraulics and pneumatics.

Fluid Power Systems Conference schedule of events: 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm The Welcome Reception and Fluid Power Systems Conference Innovation Showcase offers FPSC attendees a unique opportunity not only to network during the reception but to peruse through a showcase filled with state of the art fluid power product designed specifically to make fluid power as efficient as possible.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7:30 am to 8:30 am Breakfast Served
8:15 am to 9:00 am Opening Remarks
Mark Perry, IFPS President

Reducing Energy and Expenses Utilizing Hydraulic Hybrid Waste Trucks, Transit Buses and Delivery Vehicles
Gary Rogers, FEV, Inc.
9:00 am to 12:30 pm Best Practices and Standards for Efficiency and Reliability
  Room A - Pneumatic
 
  • Businesses And Manufacturers’ Working Together to Optimize Pneumatic System Efficiency in the Field
    Eric Battino, Pepsico and Jon Jensen, SMC Corporation of America
  • Why Machinery Builders Need Reliability Data From Fluid Power Component Suppliers
    John Berninger, Parker Hannifin Corporation (retired)
  • Safe And Efficient Pneumatic Systems – ISO 4414 Standard Review
    Gary Baumgardner, Parker Hannifin Corporation

  Room B - Hydraulic
   9:00 am 10:00 am
10:00 am 10:30 am


10:30 am 11:00 am

11:00 am 12:00 pm
  • Regenerative Technologies for Energy Efficiency
  • Hydraulic Hose And Hose Assembly Application Guidelines ISO/TS 17165-2 Standards Review
    Lou Moreiras Parker Hannifin Corporation (retired)
  • Safe and Efficient Hydraulic Systems – ISO 4413 Standard Review
    Jerry Carlin, Eaton Corporation
  • Electro-Hydraulic Mobile Valves, Applications and Selection Method
  Room C - Hydraulic
  9:00 am 10:00 am
10:00 am 10:30 am


10:30 am 11:00 am

11:00 am 12:00 pm
  • Safe and Efficient Hydraulic Systems – ISO 4413 Standard Review
    Jerry Carlin, Eaton Corporation
  • Selection and Application of Hydraulic Filters – ISO/TS 15640 Standard Review
    Eric Krause, Pall Corporation
  • Electro-Hydraulic Industrial Valve Applications and Selection Method
  • Regenerative Technologies for Energy Efficiency
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Networking lunch
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Component Selection for Reliable and Efficient Fluid Power Machines
  Room A - Pneumatic
 
  • Once You've Reduced Demand, How Do You Capture the Savings?
    Bill Scales, Scales Industrial
  • Panel Discussion / Q&A
    Bill Scales, Jon Jensen, Eric Battino and John Berninger
  Room B - Mobile Hydraulic
 
  • New Concepts in Hydraulic Reservoir Design and Sizing
    Dan Helgerson, Cascade Steel Rolling Mills
  • Heat Exchanger Types; Selection and Sizing Methods for Mobile Applications
    Mel Arent, Emmegi Heat exchangers
  Room C - Hydraulic
 
  • Heat Exchanger Types; Selection and Sizing Methods for Mobile Applications
    Mel Arent, Emmegi Heat exchangers
  • Pump and Motor Control vs. Valve Control
    Dan Helgerson, Cascade Steel Rolling Mills
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Break Out Discussions: Sharing Information to Solve Real World Problems
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Reception and Dinner
 
Thursday, November 21, 2013   
7:30 am to 8:00 am Breakfast Served
8:00 am to 9:45 am Break Out Discussion Recap
9:45 am to 11:30 am Safety in Fluid Power Systems – Mobile, Industrial & Pneumatic Systems
Kent Darnell, Womack Machine Supply
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Applying Practical Techniques for Energy Efficient Fluid Power Systems
  Room A - Pneumatic
 
  • Energy Savings Through Proper Sizing of Pneumatic Components
    Frank Langro, Festo Corporation
  Room B - Mobile Hydraulic
 
  • Assessing a Mobile Hydraulics System Design for Energy Efficiency
    Ernie Parker, Hennepin Technical College
  Room C - Hydraulic
 
  • Assessing an Industrial Hydraulics System Design for Energy Efficiency
    Bob Sheaf, CFC Solar
   
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm THE FUTURE OF FLUID POWER
An afternoon program designed to inform and engage conference participants in a discussion about the future direction of energy efficient fluid power.
12:30 pm Lunch Served
12:50 pm Opening Remarks
Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO
1:00 pm Fluid Power in Mobile Robotics and Current Obstacles to Walking the Distance
Aaron Saunders, Boston Dynamics
1:45 pm Advances in Hydraulic System Noise Control and Energy Harvesting
Ken Cunefare, Georgia Tech
2:15 pm Fluid Power Applications for Emerging Trends in Additive Manufacturing
Lonnie Love, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2:45 pm Roundtable Discussions
3:45 pm Reports from Roundtable Discussions
4:15 pm Closing Remarks
Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO
4:30 pm Adjourn

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