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Schedule for IFPE Technical Conference has been released!

Schedule for IFPE Technical Conference has been released!

IFPE 2014 will be the place to be to learn about all things fluid power. As in they have since 2002, IFPE and ConExpo will be held simultaneously at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 through Saturday, March 8, with the IFPE Technical Conference running Wednesday, March 5 through Friday, March 7. Specifically, conference sessions will be held in the South Hall Bridge Meeting Complex. In addition, four-hour short courses will be conducted Tuesday, March 4, and a series of free fluid power seminars will be conducted Wednesday and Thursday, March 5 and 6. The IFPE Technical Conference will emphasize new technologies and methods related to improved analysis, design, manufacture, and performance of fluid power components and systems.

Registration for the IFPE Technical Conference is $85, which includes admission to all technical presentations, two keynote presentations, a flash drive with the Conference, and a certificate for PDH or CEUs.



Wednesday, March 5

W1 Modeling: Hybrid (Green), PCB Stability, Controls | 8:45 am - 10:15 am

PCB System Dynamic Stability Utilizing Digital Protyping
Michael Beyer, Senior Technical Specialist, Eaton Corp.

Innovative Hybrid Modeling Approach to Enhance Green Design Based on Fully Integrated Mechatronic System
Vincent Remillard, Application Engineer/Technical Manager, Famic Technologies Inc.

Optimizing Hydraulic Control Systems with Modeling and Simulation
David Ruxton, Applications Engineer, HydraForce and Nick Stabile, Design Engineer Group Leader, HydraForce

W2 Wireless Technology: Applications, Performance, Safety | 8:45 am - 10:15 am

High Speed Real-Time Industrial Ethernet Technology Revolutionizes Off-Highway Vehicle Automation Architectures
Sari Germanos, Technology Marketing Manager, Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) technologies for Off-Highway Agricultural Vehicles: The Benefits of Using State-of-the- Art Mobile Hydraulics Technology
Leroy Garciano, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

Machine Control with Only Two Hoses
Douglas Anderson, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

W3 Controls: Analysis, Performance, Systems | 8:45 am - 10:15 am

Servo Motion Control with Custom Feedback Increases Operation Uptime, Reduces Maintenance, and Improves Monitoring of Machine Parameters
Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems Inc.

Practical Solutions for Open Circuit System Instability
Chad Daniel, Manager, BA Sales Americas, Danfoss

Hydraulic “Jerk” on Articulated Vehicles
Jared Cave, Systems and Applications Engineer, Danfoss

W4 Modeling Pumps for Design and Performance | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Comparison of Steady State Flow Loss Models for Axial Piston Pumps
Samuel Hall, System and Application Engineer, Danfoss

On the Hydraulic Pumps Modeling for Applications Engineers
Medhat Khalil, Director of Professional Education, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Research on Influence of Improved Stator Curve on the Characteristic of Vane Pump
Radovan Petrovic, Professor, College of Applied Engineering, Center for Power Control Hydraulics

W5 Noise Control: Modeling and In-Line Supression | 10:30 am - 12: 00 pm

Variable Displacement Radial Piston Pump-Motor
Frank Walker, President, Hydraulic Innovations LLC

Prediction of the Acoustic Radiation from a Hydraulic Piston
Michael Beyer, Senior Technical Specialist, Eaton Corp

Optimization of Dissimilarly-Sized Dual In-Line Suppressors
Elliott Gruber, Graduate Student, Georgia Institute of Technology

W6 Hydraulic Energy Storage Methods | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fluid Power in Transportation
Charles Juhasz, Director of Engineering, Scientific Services Inc

Experimental Studies of Viscous Loss in a Hydraulic Flywheel Accumulator
Kyle Strohmaier, Master's Student, University of Minnesota

Industrial Application of an Intelligent and Efficient Fluid Power Storage System
Leonid Sheshin, Head of Fluid Power Department, Lumex-Marketing Ltd

Keynote Presentation

Energy Consumption in Fluid Power – The Impact and Potential Savings in Mobile Machine Applications  1:00 - 2:00 pm
Lonnie Love, PhD, Group leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Automation, Robotics and Manufacturing Group
Fluid Power is a foundational technology for both the manufacture and operation of mobile machines. However, there are many areas where fluid power can improve. A recent ORNL/NFPA study suggests that between 2% and 3% of U.S. energy consumption is derived from fluid power components and systems. Furthermore, the average efficiency of fluid power systems is approximately 21%--although typically higher in mobile machines. Therefore, moderate improvements in efficiency can yield tremendous energy savings. Emerging trends in advanced manufacturing (additive processes, light weight metals, low cost carbon fiber) can simultaneously increase efficiency as well as improve competitiveness. Another challenge is workforce development. How can we inspire youth to not only consider careers in science and engineering, but become knowledgeable about the benefits and efficiency potential in fluid power?

W7 New Pump Designs (Digital/Discrete) and Applications | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Midsize Wind Turbines with Hydraulic Transmissions
Feng Wang, PhD, University of Minnesota

Applications for Discrete Flow Pumps
Matt Kronlage, Product Applications Engineer, Turolla OpenCircuitGear

Digital Hydraulic Transformer – DHTM475
Elton Bishop, Manager, DigitalHydraulic LLC

W8 Using Hydraulics for Tier 4 Off Highway Compliance | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Engine Overspeed Protection for Tier 4 Machines with Hydrostatic Transmissions
Simon Nielsen, Systems Engineer, Danfoss

Modern Hydrostatic Propel Drives Change Wheeled Off-Road Vehicles
Jӧrn Petersen, Sales Director Construction Machinery Sector, Bosch Rexroth

W9 Controls: Analysis, Performance, Systems | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Coordinating Subsystem to Maximize Efficiency
Timothy Post, Application Engineering Manager, Hydro Electronic Devices

Hydraulic Generator Drive Robust Control
Christian Daley, Engineer, Danfoss

Pressure Control in Pulsed Electrohydraulic Forming of Sheet Metal
Celestine Okoye, University Lecturer, Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters

W10 Novel Methodology for Analysis of Pumps and Motors | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Equations to Fluid Power Components
Nahum Goldenberg, CEO, HydroCAD-Nahum Goldenberg Ltd

A Novel Methodology of Displacement Calculation for the Swash Plate Axial Piston Pump with Conical Cylinder Block
Will Guo, Engineering Team Leader, Danfoss

W11 Pneumatics: Reusable Energy, Robotics, Orthotics | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Heat and Efficiency Considerations in Fluid-Powered Co-Robotics Applications
Douglas Cook, Staff Researcher, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Walking Energy Hydraulic Regeneration Potential to Extend Range of Active Orthotic Exoskeletons
Keith Fisher, Associate Professor, Montana State University

W12 Work/Duty Cycles: Determination and Optimization | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Establishing an Optimal Work Cycle for an Alternative Wheel Loader Concept
Bobbie Frank, Alternative Drivetrain Research Engineer, Volvo Construction Equipment and Lund University

Drive Cycle Formation Procedures for Off-Highway Vehicles
QingHui Yuan, Manager, Eaton Corp

Thursday, March 6

T1 Fluid Performance: Temperature, Film Thickness, Base Stock | 8:45 - 10:15 am

Study of Temperature and Lubricant Effects on the Efficiency of a Complete Hydrostatic Drive System
Shubhamita Basu, Technology Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation and Edward Akucewich, Technical Fellow, The Lubrizol Corp

Effect of Base Stock Type on Film Thickness and Performance in Hydraulic Pumps
Edward Akucewich, Technical Fellow, The Lubrizol Corp

Hydraulic Fluid Efficiency Effects in External Gear Pumps
Paul Michael, Research Chemist, Milwaukee School of Engineering

T2 Modeling: Vane Pumps and Valves | 8:45 - 10:15 am

A Numerical Model for the Simulation of Flow in Radial Piston Machines
Pulkit Agarwal, Graduate Student, Purdue University

New Non-Linear Model for a 4-Way Directional Control Servo or Proportional Valve
Jack Johnson, Electrohydraulic Engineer, IDAS Engineering Inc

A Non-Linear Valve Model is Applied to a Highly Overlapped Proportional Valve
Jack Johnson, Electrohydraulic Engineer, IDAS Engineering Inc

T3 Wireless Technology: Application, Performance, and Safety | 8:45 - 10:15 am

Connecting Your Vehicle to the World
Christopher Kolbe, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Hydro Electronic Devices

Applying Wireless Technology to Electro-Hydraulics: Architecture, Compliance, and Safety Considerations
Anthony M. Di Tommaso, Manager, Product Development, Cervis Inc.

CAN Be Safe
Brian Spranger, Software Engineer, Danfoss

T4 Hydraulic Hybrids: Simulation, Design, Performance | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Control System Development for a Hydraulic Hybrid Lift Truck
Michael Olson, Lead Engineer - Controls and Modeling, Eaton Corp

Comparison of Two Different Electronic Feedback Methods to Increase the Damping in the Simulation Model of Electro-Hydraulic Hybrid Actuator System for Off-Highway Working Vehicles
Rafael Aman, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Lappeenranta University of Technology

T5 Valves: Modeling, Performance, Contamination | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Control and Stability Analysis of a Practical Load-Sense Systems
Abhijit Das, Advanced Systems Engineer, Danfoss

Improvements in Controllability and Efficiency of Electronically Controlled Valve Systems
Gary LaFayette, Sr Engineer, Danfoss

Servo Valve Design for Faster Response in motion Systems and Also Low Contamination Susceptibility
K. Osaka, Design Engineer, R&D Department, Yuken Kogyo Co

T6 Fluids: Environment, Performance (Including Hybrids) | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Environmental Lubricants in the Fluid Power Industry
Mark Miller, Executive Vice President, Terresolve Technologies/RSC Biosolutions

The Effects of Fluid Properties on the Efficiency of Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles
Steven Herzog, OEM Liaison Manager, Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc.

Improving Fuel Efficiency, Productivity and GHG Emissions of Off-Highway Equipment Through the Use of Energy Efficient Hydraulic Fluids
Thomas Schimmel, Business Segment Manager, Hydraulic Fluids, Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc.

Keynote Presentation

Hydraulic Hybrid Excavator – Customers, Diversity Drives Innovation 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Ken Gray, Global Product Manager, Large Hydraulic Excavators, Caterpillar Inc.
The fuel-saving Cat® 336E H Hybrid was launched in 2013 as the industry's first hydraulic hybrid excavator. With over 300 patents filed, the innovative hydraulic hybrid technology is a significant departure from the typical hybrid approach. To accomplish such a feat required an acute, intense focus on the customer and a diverse, global team empowered to drive an innovative solution. Learn the story behind the development of this game-changing product from Caterpillar.

T7 Hydraulic Hybrids: Energy Recovery and Reuse | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Towards a New Kind of Energy Recovery for Electric Vehicles
Jose Garcia, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Hydraulic Hybrid System for Swing Energy Recovery and Reuse
Jiao Zhang, Engineering Technical Steward, Caterpillar Inc.

Series Hybrid Hydraulic System
James O'Brien II, President, NRG Dynamix

T8 Fluids: Filter Testing, Water Monitoring and Control | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Got Water?
Jawad Khan, Data Analyst, Polaris Laboratories

Laboratory and Field Investigations of Water-Adsorbing Oil Filters and Relative Humidity Sensors
Paul Michael, Research Chemist, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Impact of the Use of Secondary Particle Counter Calibration Samples on Particle Count and Filter Test Results
Bryan Steffan, CV Test Engineer, Cummins Filtration Inc.

T9 Hydraulic Fan Drive Systems: Design and Performance | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Improvements in Reversing Fan Drives
Stephen Frantz, Staff Engineer, Danfoss

Dedicated Closed Circuit Hydrostatic Fan Drive Control
Josh Cronbaugh, Product Engineer, Danfoss

Open Circuit Fan System Stability Analysis
Robert Harris, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

T10 Valves: Adjustment, Modeling, Empirical Evaluation | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Methods to Adjust the Characteristic Curves of Electro-Hydraulic Proportional Valves in Mobile Applications
Mark Jankowski, Engineering Manager, Thomas Magnete USA LLC

Empirical Method Produces Improved Consistency In Variable Discharge Coefficient Effects
Jack Johnson, Electrohydraulic Engineer, IDAS Engineering Inc

T11 Test Stands and Procedures: Digital Pumps/Motors, Air-Borne Noise | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Meeting ISO3744 – Determination of Airborne Noise Generated by Hydrostatic Unit
Jaromir Tvaruzek, NVH Senior Engineer, Danfoss

Development of a Digital Pump/Motor Test Stand
Farid Breidi, Student, Purdue University

T12 Sensors: Thermal Properties and Pressure Ripple Energy for Sensing | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Applications of Thermal Actuation Technologies within the Fluid Power Environment
Gary Swanson, President, Thermotion LLC

Pressure Ripple Energy Harvester Enabling Autonomous Sensing
Ellen Skow, Research Graduate Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology

Friday, March 7

F1 Connectors, Manifolds, Cylinders | 8:45 - 10:15 am

Corrosion Protection Methods for Fluid Connectors
Josef Pfister, Division Engineering Manager, Parker Hannifin Corp

New Process for Improved Seamless Forged Pipes for Hydraulic Cylinders
Pierre Sutter, Product Manager, Vallourec

Pressure Ratings and Design Guidelines for Manifold Applications
Robert O’Rourke, Product Engineering Manager, Dura-Bar

F2 Pneumatics: Performance, Reusable Energy, Seal Friction | 8:45 - 10:15 am

Two-Phase Heat Regeneration in Hydraulic Accumulators: Efficiency Improvement at Low Cost
Alexander Stroganov, President, Lumex Instruments Canada

Characteristics of Air Flow Control Components for the Emergency Breathing System
So-Nam Yun, Valve Developer, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials

Pneumatic Lipseal Friction
John Berninger, Consultant, Parker Hannifin Corp

F3 Air in Fluids: Effect and Elimination | 8:45 - 10:15 am

Air Bubble Separation and Elimination from Working Fluids for Performance Improvement of Hydraulic Systems
Yutaka Tanaka Sayako Sakama, Professor, Hosei Univeristy

Impact of Gas Cavitation in the Instantaneous Flow Provided by External Gear Pumps
Andrea Vacca, Assistant Professor, Maha Fluid Power Research Center, Purdue University

Improvement of Air Release Performance with the Use of High VI Hydraulic Fluids
Michaël Alibert, OEM Liaison Manager/Technical Service Manager, Evonik Industries, AG

F4 Charge Pump, Reservoir Design, Seal Friction | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Equipment Reservoir Baffle Innovation
Robert Post, Contributing IFPS Member, on behalf of IFPS

Onto Fast Numerical Prediction of Hydraulic Seals Friction for Engineering Applications
Mickael Sansalone, Researcher, SKF Engineering & Research Centre

Charge Pump and Loop Flush Sizinng for Closed Loop, One Pump, Multi-Motor Systems
Brent Sinclair, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

F5 Modeling: Valves, Analysis, Performance | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of a Simple Load-Sense System
Leroy Garciano, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

Improving the Position Control Performance of a Proportional Spool Valve, Using 3D CFD Modeling
Emma Frosina, PhD Student, University of Naples Federico II

F6 New Pump Designs | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Design of a Variable Displacement Triplex Pump
Shawn Wilhelm, PhD Student, University of Minnesota

Experimental Characterization of External Gear Machines with Asymmetric Teeth Profile
Ram Sudarsan Devendran, PhD Student, Maha Fluid Power Research Center, Purdue University

Using Helical Gear Form to Reduce Ripple and Noise in External Gear Pumps
Agostino Martini, Manager, Settima Meccanica Co

F7 Improved Quality and Safety, Using FMEA and Component Coding | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Using System FMEAs to Improve Safety, Quality and Performance in Off-Highway Hydraulic Systems
D. Dean Houdeshell, Manager, Systems & Application Engineering – Americas, Danfoss

Using 3D-Color Coding to Communicate Fluid Power Designs
Vito Gervasi, Director R&D, RPR, Milwaukee School of Engineering

F8 Test Stand Design: Hi-Bandwith and Impulse Fatigue | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Design of a High-Bandwidth, Hydrostatic Absorption Chassis Dynamometer with Electronic Load Control
Daniel Skelton, Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University

Energy Efficient Impulse/Fatigue Testing
Timothy Kerrigan, Fluid Power Consulting Engineer, MSOE - Fluid Power Institute

Development of a Portable Pneumatic Educational Tool for STEM Education
Farid Breidi, Student, Purdue University

F9 Innovative Applications of Hydro-statics for Small Machines | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Novel Use of a U-style Hydrostatic Transmission to Develop a Low-Power Dual-Mode Transmission
Wyatt Hall, Engineering Intern, Danfoss

Hydrostatic Baja Vehicle
David Johnson, Student/Applications Engineer, Milwaukee School of Engineering


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