It’s no secret that mobile machinery is possibly the biggest user of hydraulic technologies. Hydraulic components are ideal because they offer the power density required to move heavy loads used in construction, the precision required in agriculture and the safety of mining. As a result, many of the sessions at this year’s Fluid Power Technology Conference (FPTC 2019) at MSOE will highlight mobile hydraulic technologies.
Kicking off the technical sessions after the morning keynote at 9:30 a.m. on May 15 will be a presentation by Michael Eisenger and Joe Hatt of Dynamatic US LLC, with their talk, “Better design: How hydraulic gear pump technology and integrated valves can increase efficiencies in your mobile hydraulic application.z’ Understanding pressure balanced gear pump technology and the integration of hydraulic valves allows mobile hydraulic engineers to increase efficiencies within their mobile hydraulic machine designs. The results come in the form of a longer life cycle of the hydraulic pump, reduced up-front costs of system components, increased performance of the hydraulic system, eliminating hose connections, reducing the hydraulic pump footprint and lowering machine operating costs.
Eisinger is sales manager, hydraulics – key accounts for Dynamatic. He gained his hydraulic experience at Hennepin Technical College where he earned a degree in Fluid Power Technology with a CFPS certification. His career started at JN Fauver/Sun Source, a Hydraulic distributor, where he rebuilt medium and heavy-duty piston pumps and motors before being promoted to outside sales. Eisenger has 25-plus years of outside sales experience selling hydraulic components for major hydraulics manufacturers, including Eaton Corp., Bondioli & Pavesi, and Dynamatic Limited Hydraulics Division, where he holds his current position as a Hydraulic Sales Engineer. His hydraulic product expertise is with steering orbitals, hydraulic torque generators, industrial and mobile valves, air/hydraulic systems, piston pumps, gear pumps and gear motors. He has gained much experience through the years becoming familiar with the hydraulic systems on all types of off-highway and on-highway construction and agricultural machines, such as: tractors, combines, skid steer loaders, telehandlers, backhoes, forestry machinery and coach chassis.
Hatt, engineering manager, product design, heads the R&D division within Dynamatic Hydraulics UK operation. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, an MPhil in Microsystems from Cranfield University, and has worked with hydraulics and pneumatics for 20 years. The majority of this time has been in a design role, working on hydrostatic transmissions for Hayter (now Toro) commercial turf-care machines, robotic and pneumatic systems for automated packaging machinery in the food industry, and the detail design of Dynamatic hydraulic gear pumps. He is on the forefront of development of integrating hydraulic gear pump and valve technology into many different hydraulic applications.
Also at 9:30 a.m. will be “Telematics for Off-Highway Machines,” presented by Eric Ringholm, Division Manager – Electronics and Controls at HYDAC Technology Corp. He will discuss improving operational efficiency and productivity by connecting your machines to the cloud via wireless or cellular interfaces; enabling real time machine data monitoring and data logging and more advanced functionalities such as prognostics and predictive maintenance.
With more than 20 years of experience primarily in product management, Ringholm has been the Division Manager – Electronics and Controls at Hydac Technology Corp. for the past seven years. Hydac’s Electronic Division is focused primarily on sensor and control solutions for the off highway mobile, oil and gas and industrial machinery markets with special attention to higher levels of safety and hazardous area applications. For 12 years previous he was the Division Manager – Filter Systems at Hydac handling solutions for hydraulic condition monitoring and contamination control. Ringholm also spent 3 years as Director of Product Management at an industrial automation company and 1 year as a territory sales manager.
Finally, at 1 p.m., Todd Gruszynski from Helgesen will discuss “Hydraulic fluid condition system optimization through Helgesen design technology and the hydraulic reservoir.” Here, he will discuss how a hydraulic system can benefit from a SMART reservoir design. Attendees will learn about fluid conditioning technology, efficiency, and reliability in hydraulic reservoir design while ensuring optimal mobile hydraulic machine performance in a unique, demanding environment.
As a Business Development Manager at Helgesen, based in Hartford, Wis., Gruszynski brings 14 years’ experience in North America Business Development driving hydraulic fluid conditioning system solutions growth and sustainability for the lift and access, material handling, F/E and municipal vehicle OEM markets. He has participated in successfully launching Asian market lift and access product introductions focused on Helgesen’s proprietary hydraulic reservoir technology. Gruszynski is an alumnus of MSOE and uses his Business acumen from Cardinal Stritch University’s business school.
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