At IFPE 2011, the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power will be the cornerstone of expanded education. The conference focus is on new technologies and methodologies within the fluid power industry related to improved analysis, design, manufacturing and performance of fluid power components and systems for mobile and industrial markets. Proceedings will be published and available at the conference. Pre-registration is $75 or on-site registration is $85.
The conference includes new sessions from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, and additional education sessions are being provided by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. IFPE 2011 will also feature an Innovations Theater on the show floor, where experts in the field will present real-world solutions for current and future design applications. And the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power is also co-locating its annual meeting with IFPE 2011.
Design World’s Editorial Director, Paul Heney, has been speaking with many of the presenters. Our first three videos previews are featured below.
IFPE ’11 conference preview #1
Design World Editorial Director, Paul Heney, chats with Mark Elton of Georgia Tech about his IFPE presentation at the National Conference on Fluid Power. Elton discusses operator efficiency and his human-machine interface research work.
IFPE ’11 conference preview #2
Design World Editorial Director, Paul Heney, chats with Don Quigley of Poclain Hydraulics about his IFPE presentation at the National Conference on Fluid Power. Quigley discusses a type of hydraulic hybrid system for off-highway vehicles that uses a conventional mechanical power train along with hydraulic motors to provide traction in wet, slippery, and muddy conditions.
IFPE ’11 conference preview #3
Design World Editorial Director, Paul Heney, chats with Clayton Fryer, a Certified Air specialist, about his IFPE presentation at the National Conference on Fluid Power. Fryer will be speaking about Applied Pneumatic Controls’ Oilsmoke Centralized Lubrication System, and why lubrication is such a hot topic today.