Fluid Power Systems Conference
Reliable and Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics for Today and Tomorrow

Formerly known as the Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference

November 19-21, 2013
Doubletree Hotel, Rosemont, IL

hosted by the
International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the
FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA), and the
National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)



 Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:00 pm 8:00 pm The Welcome Reception and Fluid Power Systems Conference Innovation Showcase offers FPSC attendees a unique opportunity not only to network during the reception but to peruse through a showcase filled with state of the art fluid power product designed specifically to make fluid power as efficient as possible.
 Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7:30 am 8:30 am Breakfast Served
8:15 am 9:00 am Opening Remarks     (PDF)
Mark Perry, IFPS President

Reducing Energy and Expenses Utilizing Hydraulic Hybrid Waste Trucks, Transit Buses and Delivery Vehicles     (PDF)
Dr. Dean Tomazic, FEV, Inc.
9:00 am 12:30 pm Best Practices and Standards for Efficiency and Reliability
Room A - Pneumatic
  • Businesses And Manufacturers’ Working Together to Optimize Pneumatic System Efficiency in the Field     (PDF1)   (PDF2)
    Eric Battino, Pepsico and Jon Jensen, SMC Corporation of America
  • Why Machinery Builders Need Reliability Data From Fluid Power Component Suppliers    (PDF)
    John Berninger, Parker Hannifin Corporation (retired)
  • Safe And Efficient Pneumatic Systems – ISO 4414 Standard Review   (PDF)
    Gary Baumgardner, Parker Hannifin Corporation

  Room B - Hydraulic
  9:00 am 12:00 pm
  • Regenerative Circuits for Mobile & Industrial Applications     (PDF)
    Mark Anderson, Anderson Consulting
  • Hydraulic Hose And Hose Assembly Application Guidelines ISO/TS 17165-2 Standards Review     (PDF)
    Lou Moreiras, Parker Hannifin Corporation (retired)
  • Safe and Efficient Hydraulic Systems – ISO 4413 Standard Review   (PDF)
    Jerry Carlin, Eaton Corporation
  • Electro-Hydraulic Mobile Valves, Applications and Selection Method    (PDF)
    Bob Pettit, HAWE Hydraulics
  Room C - Hydraulic
  9:00 am 12:00 pm
  • Safe and Efficient Hydraulic Systems – ISO 4413 Standard Review     (PDF)
    Jerry Carlin, Eaton Corporation
  • Selection and Application of Hydraulic Filters – ISO/TS 15640 Standard Review     (PDF)
    Eric Krause, Pall Corporation
  • Electro-Hydraulic Industrial Valve Applications and Selection Method    (PDF)
    Bogdan Kozul, Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Variable Speed Pump Drives for Industrial Machinery - System Considerations    (PDF)
    Jan Komsta, Ph.D. Bosch Rexroth
12:30 pm 1:30 pm Networking lunch
1:30 pm 3:30 pm Component Selection for Reliable and Efficient Fluid Power Machines
  Room A - Pneumatic
  • Once You've Reduced Demand, How Do You Capture the Savings?   
    Bill Scales, Scales Industrial (PDF)
  • Panel Discussion / Q&A
    Bill Scales, Jon Jensen, Eric Battino and John Berninger
  Room B - Mobile Hydraulic
  • New Concepts in Hydraulic Reservoir Design and Sizing    (PDF)
    Dan Helgerson, Cascade Steel Rolling Mills
  • Heat Exchanger Types; Selection and Sizing Methods for Mobile Applications   (PDF)
    Mel Arent, Emmegi Heat exchangers
  Room C - Hydraulic
  • Heat Exchanger Types; Selection and Sizing Methods for Industrial Applications   (PDF)
    Mel Arent, Emmegi Heat exchangers
  • Pump and Motor Control vs. Valve Control    (PDF)
    Dan Helgerson, Cascade Steel Rolling Mills
3:30 pm 5:00 pm Break Out Discussions: Sharing Information to Solve Real World Problems   (PDF)
6:30 pm 9:00 pm Reception and Dinner
 Thursday, November 21, 2013   
7:30 am 8:00 am Breakfast Served
8:00 am 9:45 am Break Out Discussion Recap
9:45 am 11:30 am Safety in Fluid Power Systems – Mobile, Industrial & Pneumatic Systems   (PDF)
Kent Darnell, Womack Machine Supply
11:30 am 12:30 pm Applying Practical Techniques for Energy Efficient Fluid Power Systems
  Room A - Pneumatic
  • Energy Savings Through Proper Sizing of Pneumatic Components   (PDF)
    Frank Langro, Festo Corporation
  Room B - Mobile Hydraulic
  • Assessing a Mobile Hydraulics System Design for Energy Efficiency   (PDF)
    Ernie Parker, Hennepin Technical College
  Room C - Hydraulic
  • Assessing an Industrial Hydraulics System Design for Energy Efficiency   (PDF)
    Bob Sheaf, CFC Solar
12:30 pm 4:30 pm THE FUTURE OF FLUID POWER
An afternoon program designed to inform and engage conference participants in a discussion about the future direction of energy efficient fluid power.
12:30 pm Lunch Served
12:50 pm Opening Remarks
Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO
1:00 pm Fluid Power in Mobile Robotics and Current Obstacles to Walking the Distance
Aaron Saunders, Boston Dynamics
1:45 pm Advances in Hydraulic System Noise Control and Energy Harvesting   (PDF)
Ken Cunefare, Georgia Tech
2:15 pm Fluid Power Applications for Emerging Trends in Additive Manufacturing   (PDF)
Lonnie Love, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2:45 pm Roundtable Discussions
3:45 pm Reports from Roundtable Discussions
4:15 pm Closing Remarks
Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO
4:30 pm Adjourn