WasteExpo and Fluid Power Conference & Expo 2012

Apr 30 - May 3, 2012 • Las Vegas, NV

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Now in its 40th year, WasteExpo is North America's largest solide waste and recycling trade show serving both the publi and private sectors. It features more than 550 exhibiting companies, 40 conference sessions and workshops, including those presented as part of the Fluid Power Conference & Expo, and more than 11,000 total participants.

Exhibit Hall Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1-Thursday May 3. Conferences run from Monday, April 30-Wednesday, May 2.

Special thanks to the following sponsors of the Fluid Power Conference & Expo:




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Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada
United States

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Event Contact

Adrian Piazza, Marketing & Event Specialist, Hydraulics & Pneumatics,

Fluid Power Pavillion:

Argo Hytos, Inc. 16288
CFC-Solar 15283
Des-Case 16286
Spectronics Corporation 15287

WasteExpo Fluid Power Exhibitors:

Baldwin Filters 12243
BP Lubricants USA, Inc. 11241
Caterpillar, Inc. 13069
Chevron Lubricants 13281
Custom Hoists, Inc. 15276
DEL Hydraulics 13218
DesertMicro 17007
Eastern Pneumatic Hydraulic 17198
Eaton Corporation 18075
Evans Cooling Systems 14283
Fairview Fittings & Mfg. 19215
G & G Manufacturing 9036
Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems 12069
Hercules Sealing Products 15300
Hydraulics & Pneumatics 15283
Hydreco Inc. 12071
Kaeser Compressors, Inc 15307
Mailhot Industries 15006
Midwest Lube, Inc. 11128
Muncie Power Products 18019
NBB Controls, Inc. 8041
Parker Hannifin Corporation 5023
Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. 7025
Permco, Inc. 5013
Pirtek Hoses and Assembilies 7011
Schroeder Industries, LLC 15267
Shell Lubricants 19130
Texas Hydarulics, Inc. 6014


Basic system design and troubleshooting at Fluid Power Conference & Expo

For the past six years, we have been helping system designers, engineers, and technicians learn more about the technology they use with our Fluid Power Conference & Expo. Our first 2012 edition takes place at WasteExpo, as hydraulics are used extensively in waste reduction vehicles and machinery.

Hydraulics provides the power to  crush cars, shred tires, rip appliances apart, grind stumps, turn trees into sawdust, pulverize rocks into gravel, squeeze plastic, wood, and paper into compact bales, and more.

The Fluid Power Conference & Expo focuses on basic hydraulic knowledge. A complete schedule is below. All sessions are presented by Jerry Auble from CFC-Solar, except where noted. Auble has 43+ years experience working in industrial systems. He spent 22 years as an aircraft repair technician and instructor, worked at Northrop Aircraft and instructed Royal Saudi Air Force on aircraft hydraulics in Al-Kobar, Saudi Arabia. Since 1980, Jerry has been involved in installation/repair, troubleshooting, consulting and instructing in both the mobile and industrial environment, specializing in hydraulics.  He is a member and Accredited Instructor of the Fluid Power Society, holding several certifications.

The next Fluid Power Conference & Expo is slated for June 26-27 in at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Visit for more details and registration information.

The following conference sessions are slated.

Tuesday, May 1
10:30 am to 12:00 pm—Introduction to Hydraulics 1: Advantages of hydraulics; system operation; flow, pressure, speed, force, and torque; major components — pumps, valves, conductors, actuators, filters, fluids, reservoirs; symbology (reading schematics) and component interactions.
1:30pm to 3:00pm—Introduction to Hydraulics 2: Discrete, proportional, and servo control; directional, pressure, and flow-control circuits; energy-saving circuits; pump controls; electronic controls and sensors; hydrostatic drives; contamination and filtration.
3:15pm to 4:30pm—Hydraulic Components & Systems 1: A more in-depth discussion of hydraulic components, circuits, controls, and their interactions, with emphasis on contamination control to improve system reliability and reduce machine downtime and operating costs.
Wednesday, May 2
10:30 am to 12:00 pm—Hydraulic Components & Systems 2: Additional discussion of hydraulic components, circuits, controls, and their interactions, with emphasis on system and component troubleshooting and predictive and preventive maintenance to get more work out of equipment.
1:00pm to 2:30pm—Hydraulics in Mobile Equipment: Just about any heavy equipment that moves relies on hydrostatic drives. This session explores the operation of hydrostatic and implement drives excavators, dozers, loaders, and specialized mobile equipment, such as shredders, crushers, and grinders.
2:45pm to 4:00pm—Hydraulics in Stationary Equipment: Hydraulics is essential to the operation of balers, shredders, crushers, grinders, conveyors and other equipment used in waste disposal and recycling. This session examines some of the hydraulic circuits used in these powerful machines.
4:00pm to 4:30pm—Booth Tour: Attendees will be invited to an optional tour of a booth showing the real-world application of hydraulics in waste reduction equipment on the show floor.

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