Next week is the culmination of a lot of hard work from our staff—we have put together a top-notch fluid power conference for you. The result, our first-ever Fluid Power Technical Conference, looks to be a big success. It’s not too late to make your own plans to come to Milwaukee for the June 21-22 event.
A highlight for me will be seeing old friend Tom Wanke. Tom, who’s an industry legend, works for our host, the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He will be talking about contamination control and why it’s so critical for hydraulic systems. His presentation will cover the types, sources and effects of contaminants on hydraulic components and systems, as experts agree that 70 to 80% of all hydraulic system failures are a result of contaminants circulating within the hydraulic system. Methods and technologies will be discussed that eliminate, reduce and/or control contamination levels for improving hydraulic system reliability and maintaining optimal performance.
I’m also excited for you all to meet Aleksandar Egelja, who is the Engineering Manager for Advanced Hydraulics Technology at Caterpillar. Aleks will be talking about cutting-edge mobile hydraulic design—and he should know that topic quite well. He led the team that successfully developed Adaptive Control Technology and hydraulic hybrid technology–and integrated it in the industry first hydraulic hybrid excavator, the 336E H. Aleks will also look forward and describe where the technology is headed and what design engineers should know about the mobile hydraulic systems of tomorrow.
I hope that I will see you next Tuesday and Wednesday. There’s a great series of other technical talks, as well as free tours before the event kicks off.
For a complete schedule and to register, visit www.fluidpowertechconference.com
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