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  • October 11, 2022

    Pre-Conference

  • October 12, 2022


  • October 13, 2022


  • This introductory level workshop will cover the benefits and challenges of using fluid power systems for power transmission and motion control. Physical laws that govern how and why fluid power systems function will be discussed. Individual components that comprise a fluid power system; including design, construction, operational performance and efficiency characteristics will be presented. ISO symbology used for representing individual components will be covered. The workshop will conclude with a brief overview of circuit architectures.

  • Advanced hydraulics workshop covers IFPS Hydraulic Specialist certification topics

    Have you attempted the Hydraulic Specialist certification exam and been unsuccessful or have you felt that some of the material was too difficult to understand, preventing you from attempting the test? New content was added a few years ago and those content areas may not be as familiar or as well-understood as the previous content.

    If you answered yes to either of these questions, this workshop presented by Thomas Blansett, CFPAI, CFPS, Technical Director, International Fluid Power Society, will help. It’s designed to address the areas of the Hydraulic Specialist that are typically more challenging than others.

    This advanced hydraulic training workshop will address topics found within the Hydraulic Specialist Study Manual that have been indicated by students as being more difficult than others. Specifically, it will address:

    • Hydrostatic transmissions — theory of operation
    • Hydrostatic steering principles
    • Sizing prime mover using RMS method
    • Unloading valves and unloading relief valves
    • Pressure reducing valves and pressure reducing relieving valves
    • PO Check Valve calculations
    • DIN-style or Slip-in Cartridge valves principles of operation
    • Regenerative circuits
    • Sizing accumulators — isothermal and adiabatic
    • Operation of proportional valves along with basic sizing principles
    • Troubleshooting basics

    All the content covered will be based on the most current version of the Hydraulic Specialist Study Manual.

  • Electrification of hydraulic systems is not a question of IF, it is a question of WHEN. As more mobile machinery manufacturers turn to electric systems to power their machinery, it is imperative that hydraulic technologies follow suit. Currently, less efficient hydraulics can't match the efficiency ratings of electric motors and batteries, but redesigned electrohydraulic actuator designs can meet the challenges. Learn from the innovators in this area, as they come together to discuss how the fluid industry is responding to these challenges.

  • In this session, Neil Mendes will offer insight into what fluid power users and manufacturers can expect from the global energy market as we deal the impacts of the pandemic and tumultuous worldwide events. He will highlight the following:

    • Global Demand (Future) – All Sources including Energy Transition
    • Global Production vs Consumption
    • Global Storage and Spare Capacity
    • Prices for Oil & Natural Gas
    • Opportunities in this Market

  • Ask any fluid power professional what the maximum pressure rating for an NFPA tie-rod cylinder and they will tell you it is 3000 PSI. However, we don't have to accept this limitation, and with intelligent engineering, we can achieve 10,000 PSI or higher.

  • Integrating electromagnetism and sensory electronics makes for an ultimate system. Learn about the electronic side of hydraulics as Dyke looks into pressure, flow, level, position and temperature sensors, along with programmable valve drivers and amplifiers. We’ll have fun together studying and measuring common signals and connection schemes. Learn how to use these tools along with test instruments to isolate problems and ensure uptime by diagnosing and fixing faults before they cause real problems.

  • Review and understand what pressure intensifiers do and how to use them in hydraulic systems. Take a look at different applications and how they were used to reduce cost. The characteristics , advantages, and how they can benefit you in the design of high-pressure needs.

  • We use ten percent of our brain. Saturated fat causes heart attacks. Flow makes it go. These statements have one thing in common - they're straight out lies. We can't expect to lure the next generation of fluid power professionals by sounding off jingles they inherently know are wrong. Today is the day we bunk Flow Makes It Go.

  • In this session from Sheaf, the user will gain insight into pneumatic circuit design, as he covers:

    • Soft (Slow) start valve uses
    • Quick Exhaust valves and their tubing needs
    • Time delays with and without volume chambers
    • Multiple pressures of a single actuator
    • Pressure reducing valves for sequencing
    • Intensifiers

  • What does it really take to get long life and system reliability from a hydraulic system? Is it knowing when to change filters or change out components before failure, or is it a matter of monitoring parameters and conditions? In this session Dyke will draw on his firm's twenty years of assistance with maintenance and system training for hydraulic systems across a broad range of industrial applications both mobile and stationary.

  • It's no secret that the fluid power industry's demographics are rapidly changing, as a bulk of the industry begins to retire. And while we are seeing younger, talented individuals coming into the industry, there is worry about a brain drain as legacy leaders leave the workforce. To that end, several industry organizations, businesses and educational institutions are working to increase fluid power training and exposure at all levels, from school-age all the way through current employees. Join panelists from the National Fluid Power Association, Georgia Tech, NAHAD, FPDA and Festo didactic to learn how they are working to ensure the workforce of tomorrow meets the needs of the industry of tomorrow.

  • Slip-in logic valve circuits are used in demanding applications that require long-life, low leakage, and high flow. Hydraulic valve circuits can be packaged in several unique ways depending on the application and working environment in which they exist. The way the valve systems are housed makes the packages look different, even though they are operationally remarkably similar.

    In this session, Sheaf will give an overview of hydraulic logic (slip-in) valve circuits, with in-depth discussion of the following:

    • Pressure control,
    • Flow control,
    • And directional valves

  • Slip-in logic valve circuits are used in demanding applications that require long-life, low leakage, and high flow. Hydraulic valve circuits can be packaged in several unique ways depending on the application and working environment in which they exist. The way the valve systems are housed makes the packages look different, even though they are operationally remarkably similar.

    In this session, Sheaf will give an overview of hydraulic logic (slip-in) valve circuits, with in-depth discussion of the following:

    • Pressure control,
    • Flow control,
    • And directional valves

  • Ready...Set…Connect! How Hydraulic Multi-Connectors Can Work for You.

    CEJN, a leading manufacturer of quick connect coupling solutions, will share insights and ideas of how a hydraulic multi-coupling can add value for both the equipment/attachment manufacturer and its end customers.

    As our hydraulic industry continues to evolve, equipment/attachment manufacturers are tasked with finding and creating additional value for their end customers. Often times this is accomplished by utilizing components that offer operator time savings, ease of operation use, and the reduction of human mistakes... especially in areas with which the end customer interacts (i.e. quick coupling connection between the machinery and attachments).

    CEJN is a global company with manufacturing located in Skövde, Sweden, where we develop, manufacture and market quick-connect couplings and accessories within the fields of pneumatics, hydraulics, and fluids.

  • In a post-COVID world, how we buy and our expectations on service and delivery have radically changed. As Amazon continues to disrupt industry after industry, how safe is the fluid power market and our traditional methods of doing business? Would you believe that Amazon now far outranks Google on where the majority of people search for products, including industrial parts? Customers now have more information at their digital fingertips than ever before, and distributors may be scrambling to keep up differentiated service values. Ecommerce vs. traditional distribution will come to a head in the 2020's.

    Join Jeremy Drury as he explores who may come out on top, and how each side can prepare for the battle ahead. This presentation will seek to inform both customers and suppliers alike by exploring all of the new and advanced digital capabilities that come with buying online, and a few pitfalls as well. Jeremy has led companies on both sides of the fence and his final answer may surprise you.

  • Making sense of the symbols and the interconnections on hydraulic system schematic diagrams can be challenging. Join Dyke for an interactive presentation that examines the brief and recent history of hydraulic symbol standards. He will use Live Schematics simulations to simplify the reading of mining machine and pulp mill hydraulic schematics. Bring your phone, tablet or laptop to the session to interact with the same systems used in the presentation and to receive a complimentary 90 day account on LunchBoxSessions.com