Fluid power (hydraulics and pneumatics) is used in dozens of industries and hundreds of applications to precisely control the movement of machinery and material. Yet many engineers and technicians working in those industries do not fully understand the design concepts critical to developing efficient fluid power systems and the diagnostic and maintenance techniques essential to keep those systems operating at peak efficiency. These concepts and techniques can result in significant energy and cost savings for companies that use hydraulics or pneumatics, as well as for the customers they serve, making fluid power a more competitive technology choice.
To help companies take advantage of these opportunities, three leading fluid power organizations—the International Fluid Power Society, the FPDA Motion and Control Network, and the National Fluid Power Association—will be hosting an educational conference at Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, IL on November 15-17, 2011. Professionals responsible for designing and/or maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic systems in industrial settings or mobile applications should plan to attend.
The conference will address effective design concepts and maintenance techniques for both mobile and industrial applications, hydraulic and pneumatic. Participants will be exposed to:
•Breakthrough presentations from fluid power component manufacturers, distributors, and system integrators, showcasing innovative approaches and emerging technologies in energy efficient fluid power design and maintenance.
•Workshops designed to communicate the current best practices for maximizing energy efficiency and balancing cost issues for hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
•Facilitated roundtable discussions, where peers can share specific challenges associated with their industry and applications, and get expert advice from the facilitators.
•Networking events to help participating engineers and technicians engage with technology providers from fluid power manufacturing and distribution companies.
•Opportunities to help shape the future direction of hydraulic and pneumatic product development and standardization in ways that assist users of those technologies.