If you’re unable to commit yourself to the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power, but would still like to have some questions answered, the Innovations Theater may be the solution. This new education opportunity will occur on the IFPE show floor, held on the west end of the South Hall, second level, during show hours.
The IFPE 2011 Innovations Theater will feature 14 sessions that are free for all registered IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees. Experts in their respective fields will present real-world solutions for current and future design applications. The sessions will run Tuesday through Friday during regular exhibit hall hours.

Tuesday, March 22
Fluids and Lubricants

• Environmental Lubricants in Industry, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., presented by Mark Miller, CEO, Terresolve Technologies
• Oil Condition Monitoring by Using the OCM01, from 1 to 2 p.m., presented by Rob Bieterman, INTERNORMEN Technology Inc.
• Optimizing Filter Element Design for Size, Weight, and Life Improvements, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., presented by Vijay Rajadhyaksha, Director of Technology Development, Pall Corp.

Wednesday, March 23
Hydraulic Hybrids

• Innovative Hydromechanical Power Split Transmission and Programmable Clutch Using On-off Vane Pump Technology, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
• Development of Hydraulic Hybrid Powered Energy Efficient Palm Oil Processing Plant, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., presented by Celestine N. Okoye, University Lecturer, Michael Okpara University Umudike
• Hydraulic Assist Drive, Electronically Controlled for Trailer, from 1 to 2 p.m., presented by Jean Heren, Group System Engineering Manager, Poclain Hydraulics
• Hybrid Hydraulic Vehicle Energy Management System, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., presented by Brian Van Batavia, Lead Engineer – Embedded Controls, Eaton – Industrial Center and Chris Schottler, Lead Product Engineer, Eaton Hydraulics

Thursday, March 24
Tier IV

• Tier IV Impact and Solutions for the Vehicle Designer, from 9:30 to 10: 30 a.m., presented by Stephan Gruettert, Engr Manager for Tier 4 Solutions, Sauer-Danfoss
• Performance Requirements of Electrically Heated Hose for Use in Tier IV and EPA 10 Emission Systems, from 11 am to 12 p.m., presented by Steven M. Powell, Business Development Manager, Parker Parflex
• On-off Energy Saving Hydraulic Vane Pump, from 1 to 2 p.m.
• Meeting Fuel Cleanliness Requirements for High Pressure, Common Rail Diesel Injection Systems Designed for Tier VI and Beyond, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., presented by Nigel Atkins, Pall Corp.

Friday, March 25
Sensors, Monitoring, and Diagnostics

• Electronic Position Sensing for Hydraulic Cylinders — A New Approach, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., presented by Kenneth Rosenbecker, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Energy Mfg. Co. Inc. and Mark Hoffman, Sales Manager, North America – Industrial, ROTA Engineering Ltd
• The Safe and Effective Techniques for Testing Hydraulic Components You Have to See to Believe, from 11 am to 12 p.m., presented by Rory McLaren, Fluid Power Training Institute
• New Maintenance Concepts by Continuous Oil Monitoring, from 1 to 2 p.m., presented by Dr. Ing. Thomas Meindorf, ARGO-HYTOS Inc.
A complete description of all courses offered at the National Conference on Fluid Power is available in our December issue archive at www.hydraulicspneumatics.com. Also visit our Show Zone page of the website for more IFPE details, including exhibitor listings and more.