December 2011 Issue
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Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference (EEHPC) Breaks New Ground

By Eric Lanke, CEO, National Fluid Power Association.The first EEHPC, held November 16 and 17, 2011, offered a full day of practical training in energy efficiency improvements for fluid power along with a second day focused on developing industry-wide strategies to support research and incentives to improve fluid power efficiency. Organized by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the Fluid Power Distributors Association (FPDA), and the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the conference drew more than 100 registrants. Day one of the conference featured breakout sessions designed specifically for mobile hydraulics, industrial hydraulics and pneumatics. Hydraulics sessions focused on improving energy efficiency with electronic pump controls, proper component sizing, improved power unit design, hydraulic fluid selection and more effective use of energy storage. Sessions for pneumatics emphasized proper sizing, lubrication, “effective conductance,” and method...

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