Fireside Chat: The 3 Biggest Mistakes in Hydraulic System Maintenance
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
Challenges in Workforce Development
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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.