Once every three years, the Las Vegas desert plays host to thousands of users and makers of fluid power components, and this time around, the IFPE 2011 International Exposition for Power Transmission promises to be bigger and better than ever. The show and conference, both of which highlight fluid power, power transmission, and motion control, will once again be co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, one of the world’s largest construction equipment trade shows. Both events will be held March 22-26, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Attendees will find more focused industry education at the shows than ever before, and industry organizations will also conduct certification and examination programs.

Education takes center stage
As usual, the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power will be the cornerstone of expanded education at IFPE. The conference will feature a record 119 presentations on new technologies and methodologies within the fluid power industry related to improved analysis, design, manufacture, and performance of fluid power components and systems for mobile and industrial equipment.

There are 16 conference tracks with three to four sessions in each. Topics include pumps and motors, hybrids, pneumatics, modeling and simulation, filters and filtration, Tier IV, filtration and contamination, energy conservation, HMI, modeling and design, controls, valves, motion transfer, standards, and more. A complete conference schedule can be found in our December issue.

Conference tickets are $75 and include admission to all technical presentations, two keynote presentations, conference proceedings on CD, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs), if applicable. In addition, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power will offer several sessions highlighting its research projects and will hold its annul meeting at the event.

Additional education sessions are being provided by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers — college-level courses with a focus on hydraulic fluids and their applications; design, modeling and control of hybrid vehicles; noise in hydraulic systems; and basic lubrication.

IFPE 2011 will also feature an Innovations Theater on the show floor, where experts in the field will present real-world solutions for current and future design applications. Topics to be covered include Tier IV, fluids and lubricants, and hydraulic hybrids.

Not to be outdone, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 will offer a comprehensive education program with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management, and applied technology. More than 125 sessions are scheduled to be presented by industry experts, with education divided into nine program tracks to help attendees locate topics of most interest to them: aggregates, asphalt, concrete, earthmoving and site development, equipment asset management, management best practices, recycling and sustainability, safety and workforce development/competitive edge.

Get your walking shoes on
An expected 2000-plus exhibitors taking 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space will showcase their latest innovations and technologies. “Product concentration areas” will make it easier for show visitors to locate the specific products and exhibitors of most interest to them.

Click the image for a larger version of the IFPE 2011 Show Floor Map, highlighting key exhibitors.

IFPE 2011 will feature exhibit pavilions from the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), as well as a pavilion highlighting the expanded presence of sensors manufacturers at the show. The show floor covers 140,450 net square feet of exhibit space, a 9% increase over the record-breaking 2008 event. Nearly 450 companies will be exhibiting at the show.

Fluid power world tour
As always, there will be a large global presence at the event, with 10 international pavilions — IFPE 2011 has pavilions from China, Italy, and Taiwan, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG has pavilions from China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, and United Kingdom. These pavilions  are designed to bring users and makers of components from all over the world together. In addition, more than 80 allied associations and groups are official show supporting organizations, coming from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

One registration covers entrance to all exhibits at IFPE and ConExpo/ConAgg. Register at www.ifpe.com. Attendees can use the site’s interactive “show planner,” which includes show maps that are searchable by hall/lot location, booth number, company name, and type of product. The show planner will also be available as a free smartphone mobile application.

Peruse our December and January issues for complete education schedules and details.

Booth 13051 is all about fluid power

We double-dog dare you to stop by our booth at IFPE 2011 and not learn about fluid power. Why? Because the Hydraulics & Pneumatics booth, S-13051, in the south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, will have all kinds of videos about fluid power running continuously.

But that’s not all. We’ll also have a hydraulic test stand you can play with and other hands-on displays.
The hands-on visual aids will all be provided courtesy of CFC-Solar Inc., of Cincinnati. H&P has partnered with CFC Solar to produce a series of e-Classroom online learning sessions about fluid power. We’ll launch five sessions of the series in conjunction with IFPE 2011, with additional
sessions introduced throughout the year. The series will span everything from basic hydraulics to advanced electrohydraulics, while others will focus on hydraulics and control of equipment.

Many of the videos that will be shown at our booth feature Jack Johnson explaining hydraulic concepts and closed-loop electrohydraulic control methods enhanced by laboratory demonstrations. Jack will also be on hand on Thursday, March 24 to talk with you one-on-one about hydraulic and electrohydraulic components, controls, and systems. And, of course, we’ll have copies of Jack’s and other books on hand for you to peruse, with special offers for ordering at the show.

 

IFPE 2011 Exhibitor Locator

Exhibitor Booth
A & A Mfg Co Inc 15510
AAH Fluid Power 13142
ACM Bearings 14543
Adaptall America Inc 15313
Airo Steel Corp *H31128
Alliance Plastics 14558
Amalga Composites Inc. 15646
American Chemical Technologies Inc 14049
American Iron & Alloys 14956
Ametek APT 15142
Ametek Floorcare & Specialty Motors 14712
Anderson Metals Corp 14018
Anhui Huangshan Chain Transmission Co 16011
APEM Components Inc 14743
API Heat Transfer 13647
APSCO Inc 15649
ArcelorMittal Tubular Products 13557
Argo-Hytos Inc 13253
Arrow Pneumatics Inc 14547
ASA Hydraulik of America 15332
Ashcroft Inc 14114
Ashun Fluid Power Co 16100
ASM Sensors Inc 15144
Assofluid — Italian Fluid Power Assn 16250
AST Bearings 14542
Attica Hydraulic Exchange Inc 13542
Auburn Gear Inc. 15921
Bailey International Corp 14910
Baldwin Filters 14529
Bando USA 14717
Bearings 2000 Sales Co 14647
Behringer Corp 13947
Best Metal Products 15742
Bezares USA 15719
Bimal SrL — Haidar Inc 14629
Blue Ribbon Corp 15147
Bonfiglioli Riduttori SpA 15953
Bosch Rexroth Corp 13115
Brennan Industries Inc 15000
Brevini 15428
Brush Research Mfg Co Inc. 14633
Bucher Hydraulics Inc 15929
Buhler Technologies LLC 14758
BVA Hydraulics 14857
C-Jac Industrial Co 16219
C.Matic SrL 16251
C&U Americas 15406
Cabat Inc 13949
CanDo Enterprises Inc. 15316
Canimex Inc 15655
Caplugs 14820
Casappa Corp 14343
CBF Hydraulic 16247
CEJN Industrial Corp 16500
Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) 13004
Cervis Inc. 15319
CH Products 14743
Changzhou Cronos Special Bearings Mfg Co 15416
Chia Wang Oil Hydraulic Industrial Co 16207
China EMC Pneumatics & Hydraulics Co 14153
China Hydraulics Pneumatics & Seals Assn 13853
China Leemin Hydraulic Co 13953
China Ningbo CIXI Import &Export Corp 13953
Cilindros y Cromado Palentinos SL 14549
Cinch Connectors 15150
Cixi Golden Star Bearing Co 15311
Cixi Huixin Synchronous Belt Co 14047
Climax Metal Products 14611
Cofair Products Inc 14121
Coilhose Pneumatics / Freelin-Wade 14008
Comatrol 13428
Comer Industries Inc 15128
Component Sourcing International LLC 14222
Continental Hydraulics 13107
ContiTech AG 14516
Coronet Parts Mfg Co Inc 16007
Couplamatic Systems Inc 15259
Cross Mfg Inc 14142
Custom Controls Inc 15257
Daido Corp of America 14610
Dakota Fluid Power 15333
Dalian Modern Machinery Co 14251
Dalton Bearing & Hydraulics LLC 15550
Danfoss Industrial Automation 13428
Delta Computer Systems Inc 15143
Delta Power Co 14428
Deltasolutions Srl 15556
Deltrol Fluid Products 13543
Des-Case Corp 14644
Dichtomatik Americas 14520
DICSA 15057
Diesel Progress 13553
Diesse Rubber Hoses SpA 15907
DIinamic Oil North Amaerica Inc. 14552
DLH Fluid Power Inc. 15306
DME Industries Co 14153
DNP Industriale SrL 16047
Donaldson Co Inc 16029
Doosan Corp Mottrol 16053
Dorris Gear Drive Co 14510
Drives LLC 14720
Dura-Bar 14107
Durst Power Transmission Products 13043
Dynamic Fluid Components Inc. 16129
Eaton Corp 13129
Eckerle Industrie Elektronik GmbH 14247
Elesa USA Corp 15420
Elettrotec SrL 16151
Emmegi Heat Exchangers Inc 14632
Engineering Technology  Services LLC 14028
Esco Co 15155
European Industrial Products Inc. 14920
Fairfield Mfg Co Inc 14728
Famic Technologies Inc 14607
Faster Inc 16643
Fenghua Jinfeng Machinery Co 16110
Fittings Unlimited Inc. 14606
Flaretite Inc 15811
Flint Hydrostatics Inc 13929
Flodraulic Group Inc 15943
Fluid Power Journal 13022
Force America 13547
Foster Hydraulics Co 13943
Found Chang Machinery Co 16316
FPDA — The Motion & Control Network 13020
Fritsche GmbH & Co KG 14652
Fu-Long Industrial Coating Mfg Co 16320
Fuzhou Wonder Electric Co 14752
G & G Mfg Co. 14517
Galtech Canada Inc 15633
Garlock Sealing Technology 15817
Gates Corp 13814
Geartek 14528
Gefran 15145
Gemels SrL 15410
Gems Sensors & Controls 15042
Genge & Thoma AG 15255
GGB Bearing Technologies 15817
Goodway Technologies Corp 14654
Griffin Gear 14643
GS North America LLC 14951
Guangzhou Mingjun Rubber Co 14053
Guangzhou YiQiao Trading Co 13953
GW Lisk Co 13449
Haldex Hydraulics Systems Div 13707
Hallite Seals Americas Inc 15843
Hangzhou Chinabase Machinery Co 16112
Hangzhou Shinelink Machinery Co 14153
HangZhou Tran Sailing Industrial Co 15651
Hanna Cylinders 14742
Hannover Fairs USA 14656
Hansa-Tmp SrL 16243
Hartmann Controls Inc 13453
HAWE Hydraulics 13342
HBS Valves & Hydraulic Components 14810
Heavy Motions Inc 15949
Hebei Machinery Imp&Exp Company. 14053
HEMA Endustri AS 15356
Henan Bridge Import &Export Corp. 14153
Hercules Sealing Products 15618
Hidraman Co 16308
Hidrodinamica Inc 14546
Hirschmann Automation and Contol 15350
HL Hydraulic Inc 15546
Holmbury Inc 14115
Honor Gear Pumps Corp 14007
Hui Bao Enterprise Co 16312
Huifeng Motors Co 15715
Hunger Hydraulics USA. 15442
HUSCO International Inc 14842
Huzhou Dehe Machinery Co 15653
HWA Chih Technology Co 16113
Hy-Pro Filtration 15506
Hydac Technology Corp/Schroeder Industries LLC 13207
Hydraforce Inc. 15729
Hydraulic Repair Estimator 14854
Hydraulic Warehouse Inc 13546
Hydraulic Warehouse Inc 13548
Hydraulics & Pneumatics 13051
Hydraulics Online / Pneumatics Online 13028
Hydreco 14457
Hydro-Tek Co 15242
Hydrocontrol Inc 16021
Hydro Electronic Devices Inc 13552
Hydromotion Inc. 13457
Hydronit SrL 16246
Hydrosila JSC 14432
IC Fluid Power Inc. 15446
IFM Efector Inc. 13753
IFP/ EHA 15628
IndiaMart.com 15053
Industrial Nut Corp. 13146
Inter Control Hermann Kohler Elektrik Gmbh & Co KG 15333
International Fluid Power Society 13023
International FPA 15206
Internormen Technology Inc 13732
Intertraco (Italia) SPA. 14706
Intradin (Shanghai) Machinery Co 15317
Iskra Avtoelektrika. 15810
IVT International 14209
J.R. Merritt Controls 14015
Jagtar Singh & Sons Hydraulics 15156
Jason Industrial Inc 14506
Jiangsu Longda Power Transmission Inc. 14053
Jiangsu Xiangshui Huanyu Bearing Housing Co 13953
Jinyuan Orient (Xiamen) Co 14153
Join Brass Enterprise Co 16107
Jufan Industrial Co 16220
Kaiser Aluminum 15642
Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp 16017
Kar-Tech Inc 14214
Karlsson Spools AB 13148
Kavlico Corp 15157
Kawasaki Precision Machinery USA Inc. 13407
Keller 16006
KGBAL Inc Xi 14119
Kingstar Enterprises Corp 14950
Kongsberg Automotive 14407
KRAL-USA Inc 15321
KS Hyraulic Machinery Co 15050
KTI Hydraulics Inc. 13921
Kuriyama of America Inc. 13353
Kurt Mfg 14357
KVT Koenig LLC 14143
KYB America LLC 13607
Lafert North America 14716
The Lee Company 14014
Ligon Hydraulic Cylinder Group 15807
Lillbacka USA Inc. 14955
Linak U.S. Inc. 14855
Lion Hydraulics 15243
LMC Makina Sanayi Tic 15151
Lodar 14149
LOR Mfg Co Inc 14653
Lovejoy Hydraulics 14648
LYC Bearing Corp 15911
Lynch Fluid Controls Inc 13849
M.T.E. Hydraulics Inc 15011
Machine Design 13051
Magnet-Schultz Worldwide 14144
Magnetek 14747
Manuli Hydraulics (Americas) Inc 13042
Maradyne Corp 14545
Marken Mfg 15055
Marsh Bellofram 14019
Martin Fluid Power 15007
Marzocchi Pumps USA 16043
Maxma Fluid Power Inc 16217
Metal-Matic Inc. 14957
Metaris Inc 13714
MICO Inc 13653
Microtronics Inc 15713
Mid-West Instruments 14148
Midland Metal Mfg 13556
Midwest Control Products Corp 15054
Midwest Truck & Auto Parts Inc 15917
Milwaukee Resistor Corp 15657
Milwaukee School of Engineering 13030
Ming Iuan Machinery Industrial Co 16117
MOCAP Inc 14952
Monarch Industries 15243
Mountop Precision Industrial Co 16210
MP Filtri USA Inc 14333
MTS Sensors 13728
Mubea North America 14147
Muncie Power Products 14307
Nachi America Inc 13835
Nason Co 14220
National Fluid Power Assn 14129
National Tube Supply Co 15032
NAVA SaS di Nava M & C 14006
Ningbo Bolev Hydraulic Co. 14153
Ningbo City Jinxiang Bearing Co. 13853
Ningbo E.H. Hydraulic Co 13953
Ningbo Eastcasting Machinery Co 14756
Ningbo Hanshang Hydraulic Co 13447
Ningbo Huanchi Import & Export Co 13909
Ningbo Jiaerling Pneumatic Machinery Co 16013
Ningbo Poetry Ballad Co 15251
Ningbo Shigu Mechanical Tube Fittings Co 14053
Ningbo Sono Mfg Co 14053
Ningbo Wide Sky Sks Hydraulic 16010
Ningbo XingMing Hydraulic Eqpt Co 14043
Ningbo Youja Flow Control Eqpt Co 14053
Ningbo Zhongyi Hydraulic Motor Co 14251
Norrhydro Oy 14216
North American Hydraulics LLC 13843
Noshok Inc. 14246
NRP-Jones 15520
Ocala Instruments & Research Inc 15046
OEM Controls Inc 13153
OEM Off-Highway 14746
Oerlikon Graziano SpA 14728
Ognibene SpA 15542
Oilgear 13643
Olaer USA Inc. 15010
Oleoweb SrL 16346
Omni Gear 14620
OMT SpA 16350
OP SrL 16143
Orient Int’l Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co 15758
P-Q Controls Inc. 14655
Pall Corp 15821
Panagon Systems Inc. 15028
Parker Hannifin Corp 13415
Pedro Roquet SA. 14954
Penny & Giles 15307
Permco Inc. 15816
Petseals Industries 16216
Plastomer Technologies 15817
Poclain Hydraulics Inc 14317
Poltron — FLT 15052
Polygon Co 15806
Polymer Molding Inc 13907
Poppelmann Plastics USA LLC 13357
Porauto Industrial Co 16201
Posi Lock Puller 14507
Power Transmission Distributors Assn 14521
Precision Metalsmiths Inc. 14544
Prince Mfg Corp 15847
PTC Alliance/ Enduro Industries 14856
PTI Technologies Inc 15846
Pun Teh Industrial Co 16212
QA1 Precision Products Inc 14721
Quality Bearings & Components 14659
Quality Filtration LLC 13150
Quality Transmission Components 14657
Quincy Ortman 14511
R+W Coupling Technology 14017
Racine Flow Meter Group 14042
Ram Industries Inc 14453
Ramco Steels Pvt 15254
Raylion Hydraulics (Xuzhou) Co 14753
RBI Bearing Inc 14519
Real Seal Co 14245
Reason Technology Co 13047
Rexpower Hydraulic & Pneumatic Co 16111
Rocky Mountain Hydrostatics Inc 13933
Ronzio Oleodinamica SpA 16342
Rosenboom Machine & Tool 14816
Rota Engineering Ltd 15247
Rotary Power 15647
Rotor Clip Co 14523
Rotzler Inc. 15709
Ryco Hydraulics 15106
SAE International 13026
Safeplast N/A Company 2010 15722
SafeWay Hydraulics Inc. 15629
SAI Hydraulics Inc 15450
Salami SpA 13757
Samek Corp 14009
Sanauto Engineers Pvt 15256
Sauer-Danfoss Inc 13428
Scorpion Technologies 15253
Seal Maker Produktions und Vertriebs GmbH 15201
Sealtech Co. 15645
SEL Hoses — Polimer Kaucuk San AS 15216
Shako Co. 16106
Shan Hua Plastic Industrial Co 16206
Shanghai Dazhong Hydraulic Technology Co. 13853
Shanghai Guo Ang Hydraulic Equipment Co 15717
Shanghai R&R Machinery Technology Co 14628
Shanghai Tianyang Steel Tube Co 15632
Shanghai Yifeng Bearing Co 16108
Shenyang Coups Transmission Machinery Co. 14754
Simrit, Div Freudenberg-NOK 13657
Sin Ling Co 16218
SinoTub Industry Co 15310
SKF Sealing Solutions 13143
Smalley Steel Ring Co 13558
Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers 13021
Soltech Hydraulic Co 16202
Sonceboz Corp 14016
Spareage Seals. 15320
SpecSys Inc 15842
Spectronics Corp 13915
Stainless Hose Fittings. 14249
Stauff Corp 15116
Stiebel Drive Technology 14116
Stucchi USA 14242
STW Technic LP 14021
Suburban Mfg Co Inc. 14221
Suco Technologies Inc 14851
Sun Hydraulics Corp 13720
Sunfab North America 13443
SunSource 13743
Sur-Fit Corp 15329
Sure Grip Controls Inc 15056
Symmco 14512
T-Lon Products Inc 14020
Taiwan Fluid Power Assn 16211
Taiwan Schemik Corp 16318
Takako Industries Inc. (TSW Products) 15516
Takken Comprehensive Industrial Co 16310
Techtop Industries Inc 14616
Texas Hydraulics Inc 13457
Thermal Transfer Products 13829
Thomas Magnete USA 14046
Tierre Group SrL 16147
Tobul Accumulator Inc 13917
Tompkins Industries 14850
Tonson Air Motor Mfg Corp 16213
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions 15016
Tuff Torq Corp 14806
Turck Inc 15043
Turolla Open Circuit Gear 13428
Tuson Corp 14120
Tuthill Drive Systems 14906
Ultra Clean Technologies Corp 14329
United Gear & Assembly 14642
Veljan Hydrair 13807
Vonberg Valve Inc 14532
Wachendorff USA Inc 14123
Wafangdian Yuanda Bearing Mfg Co 16009
Walther Prazision 15250
Walvoil Fluid Power Corp 14442
Wandfluh of America Inc 14916
Webster Instruments, Div. Webtec Products 15328
Western FluiDyne 14353
White Drive Products 14215
WIKA Instrument Corp 14032
Windsor Exports 14548
Winner Hydraulics Corp. 16121
Winters Instruments 15100
WJB Group 14146
World Wide Metric Inc. 15342
Wuxi Huatong Pneumatic Mfg Co 15154
XMEC Bearing & Technology Co 15312
Yantai Future Automatic Eqpt Co. 13853
Yates Industries 14533
YC Chen Industrial Co 16306
Yee Young Industrial Co 16119
Yongcheng Group Co. 14757
Young Powertech Inc 15006
Yutien Hydraulics Industry Co 16221
Yuyao Hydraulic Tube Co. 14153
Zhejiang Hengfengtai Reducer Mfg Co. 14251
Zhejiang Varied Enterprise Co 13853
Zhenjiang Dali Hydraulic Motor Co. 13853
Zhongtian Union Mechanical & Electrical Mfg Co. 15051
Zinga Industries Inc 14029
ZSI 13945