• Day 1

    June 6, 2022

  • Electrification of hydraulic systems is not a question of IF, it is a question of WHEN. As more mobile machinery manufacturers turn to electric systems to power their machinery, it is imperative that hydraulic technologies follow suit. Currently, less efficient hydraulics can't match the efficiency ratings of electric motors and batteries, but redesigned electrohydraulic actuator designs can meet the challenges. Learn from the innovators in this area, as they come together to discuss how the fluid industry is responding to these challenges.

  • In this session, Neil Mendes will offer insight into what fluid power users and manufacturers can expect from the global energy market as we deal the impacts of the pandemic and tumultuous worldwide events. He will highlight the following:

    • Global Demand (Future) – All Sources including Energy Transition
    • Global Production vs Consumption
    • Global Storage and Spare Capacity
    • Prices for Oil & Natural Gas
    • Opportunities in this Market

  • Experts agree that 70 to 80% of all hydraulic system failures are a result of contaminants circulating within the hydraulic system. This presentation will cover the types, sources and effects of contaminants on hydraulic components and systems. Methods and technologies will be discussed that eliminate, reduce and/or control contamination levels for improving hydraulic system reliability and maintaining optimal performance. Attendees will learn how to establish an effective fluid filtration and contamination prevention program.

  • Integrating electromagnetism and sensory electronics makes for an ultimate system. Learn about the electronic side of hydraulics as Dyke looks into pressure, flow, level, position and temperature sensors, along with programmable valve drivers and amplifiers. We’ll have fun together studying and measuring common signals and connection schemes. Learn how to use these tools along with test instruments to isolate problems and ensure uptime by diagnosing and fixing faults before they cause real problems.

  • Review and understand what pressure intensifiers do and how to use them in hydraulic systems. Take a look at different applications and how they were used to reduce cost. The characteristics , advantages, and how they can benefit you in the design of high-pressure needs.

  • In this session from Sheaf, the user will gain insight into pneumatic circuit design, as he covers:

    • Soft (Slow) start valve uses
    • Quick Exhaust valves and their tubing needs
    • Time delays with and without volume chambers
    • Multiple pressures of a single actuator
    • Pressure reducing valves for sequencing
    • Intensifiers

  • What does it really take to get long life and system reliability from a hydraulic system? Is it knowing when to change filters or change out components before failure, or is it a matter of monitoring parameters and conditions? In this session Dyke will draw on his firm's twenty years of assistance with maintenance and system training for hydraulic systems across a broad range of industrial applications both mobile and stationary.

  • It's no secret that the fluid power industry's demographics are rapidly changing, as a bulk of the industry begins to retire. And while we are seeing younger, talented individuals coming into the industry, there is worry about a brain drain as legacy leaders leave the workforce. To that end, several industry organizations, businesses and educational institutions are working to increase fluid power training and exposure at all levels, from school-age all the way through current employees. Join panelists from the National Fluid Power Association, Georgia Tech, NAHAD, FPDA and Festo didactic to learn how they are working to ensure the workforce of tomorrow meets the needs of the industry of tomorrow.

  • Day 2

    June 7, 2022

  • Slip-in logic valve circuits are used in demanding applications that require long-life, low leakage, and high flow. Hydraulic valve circuits can be packaged in several unique ways depending on the application and working environment in which they exist. The way the valve systems are housed makes the packages look different, even though they are operationally remarkably similar.

    In this session, Sheaf will give an overview of hydraulic logic (slip-in) valve circuits, with in-depth discussion of the following:

    • Pressure control,
    • Flow control,
    • And directional valves

  • In a post-COVID world, how we buy and our expectations on service and delivery have radically changed. As Amazon continues to disrupt industry after industry, how safe is the fluid power market and our traditional methods of doing business? Would you believe that Amazon now far outranks Google on where the majority of people search for products, including industrial parts? Customers now have more information at their digital fingertips than ever before, and distributors may be scrambling to keep up differentiated service values. Ecommerce vs. traditional distribution will come to a head in the 2020's.

    Join Jeremy Drury as he explores who may come out on top, and how each side can prepare for the battle ahead. This presentation will seek to inform both customers and suppliers alike by exploring all of the new and advanced digital capabilities that come with buying online, and a few pitfalls as well. Jeremy has led companies on both sides of the fence and his final answer may surprise you.

  • Making sense of the symbols and the interconnections on hydraulic system schematic diagrams can be challenging. Join Dyke for an interactive presentation that examines the brief and recent history of hydraulic symbol standards. He will use Live Schematics simulations to simplify the reading of mining machine and pulp mill hydraulic schematics. Bring your phone, tablet or laptop to the session to interact with the same systems used in the presentation and to receive a complimentary 90 day account on

Agenda subject to change