Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference
November 27-29, 2012
Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Rosemont, IL
hosted by the
International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the
FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA), and the
National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)
Saving energy and money with fluid power
Fluid power (hydraulics and pneumatics) is used in dozens of industries and
hundreds of applications to precisely control the movement of machinery and
material. Yet many engineers and technicians working in those industries do not
fully understand the design concepts critical to developing efficient fluid
power systems and the diagnostic and maintenance techniques essential to keep
those systems operating at peak efficiency. These concepts and techniques can
result in significant energy and cost savings for companies that use hydraulics
or pneumatics, as well as for the customers they serve, making fluid power a
more competitive technology choice.
To help companies take advantage of these opportunities, three leading fluid
power organizations—the International Fluid Power Society, the FPDA Motion and
Control Network, and the National Fluid Power Association—hosted an
educational conference at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Rosemont, IL on
November 27-29, 2012. Professionals responsible for designing and/or maintaining
hydraulic and pneumatic systems in industrial settings or mobile applications
The conference offered:
- Workshops designed to communicate the current best practices for
maximizing energy efficiency and balancing cost issues for hydraulic and
- Breakthrough presentations from fluid power component manufacturers,
distributors, and system integrators, showcasing innovative approaches and
emerging technologies in energy efficient fluid power design and maintenance.
- Facilitated roundtable discussions, where peers can share specific
challenges associated with their industry and applications, and get expert
advice from the facilitators.
- Networking events to help participating engineers and technicians engage
with technology providers from fluid power manufacturing and distribution
Conference Schedule and Presentations
What Are People Saying About the EEHPC?
Great opportunity for engineers to provide input to long-standing energy efficiency issues to help a variety of industries.
R. M. Wright Company
There seems to be a large number of conferences focused on business and economics. It is refreshing to have one that I am interested in, engineering and education.
Round Table discussion brought together a combination of more than 150 years of industry experience.
Electromechanical Technology Instructor
Cross section of experts from industry added tremendous value to the content and discussions.
Western Integrated Technologies, Inc.
The information I received was very useful and I will take it back to my company and share with all the engineers and salespeople so we can do a better job serving our customers and reducing a fluid power’s carbon footprint.
Fluid Systems Manager (CFPS)
This was an excellent opportunity to expand thinking in Fluid Power application. Application of new and innovative products was discussed along with new and innovative application of conventional components. This was a meeting to stimulate thinking.
Very good, thought provoking, stimulating process for solution products ideas.
Sales Manager, Hydraulics
This conference help companies develop an energy strategy to your business and customers.
President and CEO
P.S.I. Fluid Power Ltd.
It was encouraging to see professionals and leaders in this industry beginning to address energy efficiency. As a stakeholder, energy conservation is a business imperative and our equipment needs to be designed to reduce energy use in our day to day operations.
Supplier Sustainability Manager
It was an excellent opportunity to hear of and discuss ideas, trends & innovation with like minded professions
Challenger Institute of Technology - Australia
The technical knowledge gained added to my ability to properly design Energy Efficient Systems.
Southwest Group Fluid Power