The Fluid Power Technology Conference is slated for October 12-13 in Detroit, at Macomb Community College, bringing together design engineers and maintenance personnel with fluid power manufacturers and industry experts.
Technical sessions at FPTC will be led by Robert J. Sheaf, founder and CEO of CFC Industrial, and Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor for Fluid Power World and VP of Sales & Marketing at Higginson Equipment. They will lead several technical basic sessions on hydraulics and pneumatics technologies.
Cosford will lead talks on “Building a better tie rod cylinder,” “Debunking flow makes it go,” and a deep dive into filtration and contamination control. Sheaf’s topics include “Pneumatic tips and tricks for circuit design considerations” and “Hydraulic logic (slip-in) valve circuits simplified.”
Additionally, industry experts will be on hand during plenary sessions covering trends in the fluid power market:
- How will electrification change the mobile hydraulic industry panel discussion, featuring Paul Heney, VP Editorial Director of Fluid Power World, Peter Bleday Head of Autonomy, Danfoss Power Solutions, and Michael Terzo CEO and Founder, Terzo Power Systems.
- Energy Market Outlook for 2022 and Beyond, by Neil Mendes CEO, Alpine Polytech
- Challenges in Workforce Development, featuring myself moderating a discussion with Laura Thero M.Ed Associate Dean, Engineering Technology, Macomb Community College, Stephanie Scaccianoce Director of University Programs, National Fluid Power Association, and Molly Alton Mullins Executive Vice President, NAHAD
Advanced manufacturing trends, by Dr. Chris Saldana, Georgia Institute of Technology
- IoT is just a Feature: Defining ROI and delivering value through new services and solutions enabled by IoT, by Adam Livesay Co-Founder and CRO, Elevāt.IoT
- Is Amazon (and eCommerce) changing the dynamics of fluid power? By Jeremy Drury President, DiscountHydraulicHose.com
- Learn how custom/solution-specific designs can improve your industrial applications, by Steve Dellos Outside Sales Manager, DMIC
- Solutions for Multiple Hydraulic Connections, by Mark DuVernay Business Development Manager, CEJN
- How can pressure intensifiers simplify and reduce cost in a hydraulic system, by Brian Wheeless Vice President of Sales, IC-Fluid Power
Additionally, attendees can register for one of two pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, October 11, set to take place at Macomb’s Engineering and Advanced Technology building, which kicks off with a tour of the fluid power labs.
Hydraulics Basics Workshop, presented by Ken Dulinski, CFPAI, CFPJPP, CFPHS Department Head – Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, Macomb College. This course, presented by Kenneth Dulinski, Macomb Community College, will provide an introduction to hydraulics, cover the principles of hydraulics, hydraulic symbology, fluids, actuators, valves and pumps.
Advanced Hydraulics Workshop, presented by Thomas Blansett, CFPAI, CFPS Technical Director, International Fluid Power Society. This workshop covers IFPS Hydraulic Specialist certification topics. 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.
The event also features intimate networking opportunities, with manufacturers being available at their booths, as well as additional chances to chat in more informal settings, such as an evening cocktail hour. Winners of our Fluid Power World/Design World’s LEAP Awards will be given their awards in a special pre-cocktail session on Wednesday afternoon.
Visit fluidpowertechconference.com to register.
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