While about half of the technical presentations during the Fluid Power Technology Conference 2019 will come to the audience from manufacturing experts, six of them will come from reader favorites Carl Dyke, Ron Marshall and Josh Cosford, who write technical articles, blogs and present educational webinars throughout the year for Fluid Power World. The event will be held May 13-15 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center.
Dyke and Cosford have both presented in the past, while Marshall joins the FPTC for the first time as we expand our industrial pneumatics focus this year.
Carl Dyke, who has presented at all the FPTCs, will offer three sessions:
Learning Pumps and Pump Controls with LunchBox Sessions Simulations — Join him for this interactive session as he uses 2D and 3D animations, simulations and fly-throughs to look at the functions of variable displacement pumps. A variety of compensators and stroke control valves along with their applications will be covered.
Worst to Best Practices in Hydraulic Fluid Contamination Control — Dyke’s photo collection of hydraulic system care issues from twenty years of hydraulics training at industrial sites will be the basis for a lively presentation and discussion. He will cover what contaminants are most common in hydraulic systems, how do they get into the fluid and what steps are needed other than basic filtration, in order to keep hydraulic fluid healthy.
Hydraulic System Schematic Reading Skills with Live Schematics — Dyke will bring the conference to a close on Wednesday afternoon, with this final presentation. If all symbols were meant to be animated in your mind’s eye, then many symbols still present some real challenges, even for the most active imaginations. Making sense of the symbols and the interconnections on hydraulic system schematic diagrams can be challenging. Carl Dyke for an interactive presentation that examines the very brief and recent history of hydraulic symbol standards. He will be using 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 110-day account on LunchBoxSessions.com
For the second year in a row, Josh Cosford will bring his technical knowledge to the conference with his session on heat as contamination:
Follow the Heat — The laws of thermodynamics dictate that the majority of fluid power energy not applied as useful work is wasted as heat. By monitoring your machine’s heat signature, you can not only map performance trends but also troubleshoot complicated failures. Learn the shocking truth about following heat to improve maintenance and troubleshooting.
Finally, Ron Marshall — who pens FPW’s Compressed Air Efficiency and Compressed Air Fail columns — will present two sessions on designing and maintaining energy-efficient industrial pneumatic systems.
Compressed air efficiency strategies — Looking to reduce the cost of operating your compressed air system. Have no idea how to do it? This session will explain common supply and demand side strategies to reduce the cost of running a compressed air system using examples of systems that have already been improved.
Tips on eliminating compressed air waste — Marshall will describe some common ways to eliminate compressed air system energy waste on both the supply side and demand side of the system. He will discuss everything from compressor control to leakage repair and various points in between.
I can honestly say, if you haven’t attended a conference session with them in the past or joined in on one of their webinars, you’re missing out! Not only do these gentlemen offer vast amounts of technical experience, they all have that Canadian sense of humor to bring wit into the classroom.
Register now at www.fluidpowertechconference.com.