In this pandemic, we’ve definitely learned to use online learning, networking and training to the fullest. And even with a gradual return to in-person events in sight, we’re continuing to offer plenty of online opportunities to get new insights on fluid power technology.
Last year, we launched a series of eight YouTube Live sessions with our longtime collaborator, writer, and trainer, Carl Dyke, of CD Industrial Group Inc. Carl has taught mobile hydraulics maintenance for years across Canada and the U.S. — and even at times north of the Arctic Circle. There, extreme conditions make the operation of mobile hydraulics a challenge, to say the least. Carl and his team are natural teachers, and the feedback we’ve gotten have been fantastic. We’re currently planning four summertime sessions, tentatively on these topics:
• Load holding and motion controls (check valves and counterbalance valves)
• Extra pressure and extra flow (intensifiers and accumulators)
• Hydrostatic systems (closed-loop hydraulics)
• Sensors and electronics in hydraulics
Stay tuned to fluidpowerworld.com for the latest updates.
Also, we have been continuing our very popular Fluid Power Technology Conference Virtual Series (fluidpowertechconference.com), with a variety of speakers covering sizing of seals, pump and motor efficiencies, the IoT, electro-pneumatics, failure analysis simulation tools, prototyping, accumulator design, and more. Based on feedback from readers, we plan to keep the Virtual Series going, even as we keep our eye on eventually bringing back the in-person FPTC.
We’re looking at Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul for upcoming FPTC events, but we’d also like to hear from you, as to what locations you’d prefer to travel to, once business travel becomes more normal. Past events have been held in Milwaukee and Cleveland, and we are also open to returning to those cities for future events. Drop me an email at the address below and let me know where you’re interested in, what your attitude is toward business travel right now, and what topics you’d like to see in our Virtual Series in the near future.
Lastly, our sister publication, Design World, also has been producing more online events. There, the live monthly Women in Engineering chats and the fantastic Future of Design Engineering Series webinars have been drawing huge numbers of attendees. These are all free of charge, and I welcome you to check them out (designworldonline.com).
I look forward to seeing you soon, either on screen or in person!
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