Mobile hydraulics is often the elephant in the room when people talk about fluid power. This portion of the industry is one that’s fast moving, innovative and gets people’s attention. Even little kids dream of someday driving a backhoe or a huge hydraulic dump truck. But what’s new in the field today, and how will mobile hydraulics change in the coming decade?
That will be the focus of our exciting panel at this year’s Fluid Power Technology Conference in Milwaukee. The Future of Mobile Hydraulics has three incredible speakers from top mobile equipment manufacturers:
- Gary Dostal, Komatsu Mining Corp.
- Greg Downs, Zoomlion Heavy Industry NA Inc.
- Gary Kassen, CNH Industrial
I’m excited to moderate this dynamic panel discussion, where we’ll talk about how the hydraulics versus electrics debate has been playing out the last few years, what’s on the horizon for mobile hydraulics technology, and what OEMs want to see from hydraulic component manufacturers in the next couple of years.
Will linear actuators ever have a place on mobile machines? Or will system pressures continue to rise, keeping hydraulics in the driver’s seat? We’ll also explore how far along the integration of the Internet of Things is in mobile machinery, and what that means for hydraulic systems.
The panel is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th at the Kern Center — which is located on the beautiful downtown campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about this panel already, and we know that there will be a lot of audience questions, too … so make sure to register today for the FPTC at: