Fluid Power Conference & Expo Minneapolis
Session Schedule

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7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast & Registration
9:00am - 9:45am
Keynote Presentation
Expanding the Boundaries of Power Management:
Is Hydraulics the Next Game Changer?
Presented by: Anthony Welter, Segment Director Construction and Mining, Eaton Corporation

10:00am - 11:45am

Fluid Power Basics I
Presented by: Ernie Parker, Hennepin Technical College
Sponsored by: Panolin America, Inc.

Hydraulic System Diagnostics
Presented by: Bob Sheaf, President, CFC-Solar
Sponsored by: Webtec - Webster Instruments

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Intro to Electrohydraulic Proportional & Servovalves
Presented by: Bruce Besch, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Sponsored by: The Nott Company

Designing Hydraulic Circuits with HyDraw CAD
Presented by: Yudi Raina, VEST, Inc.
Sponsored by: VEST, Inc.

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Advanced Hydraulic Motion Control Design Practices
Presented by: Jacob Pasa, Delta Computer Systems, Inc.
Sponsored by: Delta Computer Systems & JM Grimstad

International Fluid Power Society Certification Program
Presented by: Sue Terauro, Fluid Power Society
Sponsored by: International Fluid Power Society

Manufacturing Benefits of Ductile Iron Components in High Pressure Systems
Presented by: John Schultz, Dura-Bar & Molly Stieber, MSOE
Sponsored by: Dura-Bar

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Avoiding Pitfalls of Design Mistakes
Presented by: Bob Sheaf, President, CFC-Solar
Sponsored by: FluiDyne

Fluid Power Basics II
Presented by: Ernie Parker, Hennepin Technical College

5:00pm -7:00pm

Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by: Brand Hydraulics


8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast & Registration

9:00am - 10:45am

Designing more Energy Efficient Systems
Presented by: Bob Sheaf, President, CFC-Solar
Sponsored by: Brand Hydraulics

Hydraulic Fluid Contamination and Assessment
Ernie Parker, Hennepin Technical College

11:00am - 11:45am

Improve your Systems with Accumulators
Presented by: Jim Tobul, Tobul Accumulators
Sponsored by: Tobul Accumulators

Introduction to Proportional Valve Controllers
Presented by: Steve Wilson, WhiteOak Controls
Sponsored by: WhiteOak Controls

Pro's and Con's of Offline Fluid Conditioning
Presented by: Tim McDonald, Thermal Transfer Products
Sponsored by: Thermal Transfer Products

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:15pm - 3:00pm

Hydraulic Fluid Filtration and Contamination Control
Presented by: Ernie Parker, Hennepin Technical College

Tips & Tricks for Circuit Design
Presented by: Bob Sheaf, President, CFC-Solar
Sponsored by: Lynch Fluid Controls, Inc.

3:15pm - 5:00pm

Eolos Wind Energy Research Consortium
EOLOS was established to create new research-based collaboration between the indusrty, universities, and governmental agencies that will lead to advances in wind energy technology, new innovation and long-term expansion of wind energy production in the United States.

A shuttle bus will be available to bring attendees to the wind research station at the base of the turbine for a short presentation on the fluid power industry and their studies.



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