Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BINGO

When I was younger, I swore that I would never play Bingo like senior citizens did.  It just seemed like a very passive activity with little or no value to it.

I must admit, my mind has changed and I actually like playing Bingo now.  It must be a sign of age...

We played in interesting type of Bingo at the 2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference held last week at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.  We issued a sheet of paper to every attendee with a matrix of logos of all of our sponsors for the event.  They were asked to visit every booth and ask for a sticker with a corresponding logo from the sponsor.


Every booth exhibitor was given stickers to hand out to anyone who visited their booth.  When the attendee's sheet was completely covered with stickers that matched every logo, that sheet was entered into a drawing for an iPad.  

At the very end of the event, I had the honor of announcing our winner.  The winner didn't even have to shout BINGO!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Big Success!

The 2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and produced by Fluid Power World magazine was a big success.  Thank you to all of our sponsors for your support.


A big thank you to MSOE and their staff for hosting the event and participating in a very big way with presentations from the FPTC stage!

We look forward to our 2018 event at MSOE on May 15-16, 2018!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Visit Our Conference Website

I invite you to visit our Fluid Power Technology Conference website.  There you will find the logos of all of our sponsors for this year's event.  We currently have 22 sponsors who will be participating at the 2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference being held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on May 16-17, 2017.


We also have listed our complete lineup of technical sessions taking place at the two-day event with speaker bios and explanations of what their sessions will cover.  You can plan your two days with our website.

And, of course, you can register for the FPTC right on our website and we will have your badge ready for you onsite.  Here is the link http://www.fluidpowertechconference.com/registration/

If you have any questions about our Conference, please contact me at any time.  I hope to see you there as our team has put together a fantastic program complete with breakfast and lunch included both days.   We are also planning a reception on Tuesday right after the last session at around 5:00 pm.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Have you seen our latest issue?

Fluid Power World magazine continues to be an amazing resource of fluid power technical information sent out to engineers and mechanical people who design and operate machinery powered by hydraulic and pneumatic technology.  Here is our lasted issue:


Click here to read the issue and when you do you will learn about a hydraulic hybrid material handler that our editors recently reviewed.  We feature an article on safe pneumatic system design and we preview the OTC Show held in Houston recently.

If fluid power is your area of specialty, I recommend that you subscribe to Fluid Power World.  If you prefer the digital issue or the print issue, we have both.  Here is a link to our subscription page.

The content is mostly evergreen meaning that even though this is our April issue, the information found inside is good for a long time.  Even though the technology changes and there are many innovations to improve fluid power, the basics stay the same.

If your company has an interesting fluid power story to tell, please let me know and I will pass it on to our editors.  We strive to produce the very best resource of fluid power information possible.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Getting a lot of help from MSOE

At our Fluid Power Technology Conference next week, we will be depending heavily on the expertise provided by the fluid power experts at MSOE who will be doing presentations from the FPTC Stage.

Thomas Wanke is the Director of the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium and Industry Relations. He’s one of the industry’s most popular trainers, with more than three decades of fluid power courses to his credit.

Tom is a good friend of Fluid Power World and he was very instrumental in brining the Fluid Power Technology Conference to MSOE.  I am sure that our audience is looking forward to hearing Tom present at our event.
Tim is the Director of the Fluid Power Institute at the MSOE University. He has more than 25 years’ experience in industrial and mobile hydraulic systems. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a Master’s degree in Engineering from MSOE, and is currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Marquette University. He is also a Lecturer in MSOE’s Mechanical Engineering Department.
While Tim was an undergraduate student at MSOE, he worked at FPI for Tom Wanke. After graduating from MSOE with his BS MET in 1990, Tim worked as a Product Engineer in the Valve Division for Parker Hannifin. He then spent several years in the mining equipment industry as a Hydraulic Systems Engineer at P&H Mining Equipment and also at Bucyrus International. Tim rejoined FPI in 2006 and manages the department operations. FPI provides fluid power engineering support for mobile and industrial fluid power systems on military and commercial applications. Tim’s work focuses on improving the reliability and efficiency of these systems. Additionally, Tim has been an active member of the US Air Force Reserves since 1986.

Medhat Khalil, Ph.D. is Director of Professional Education & Research Development at the Applied Technology Center, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, USA. Medhat has consistently been working on his academic development through the years, starting from Bachelor’s and Master’s
Degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Cairo Egypt and proceeding with his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Post-Doctoral Industrial Research Fellowship at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has been certified and is a member of many institutions such as: Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist (CFPHS) by the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS); Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor (CFPAI) by the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS); Member of Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP); Listed Fluid Power Consultant by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA); and Listed Professional Instructor by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Medhat has balanced academic and industrial experience. Medhat has a vast working experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering and more specifically hydraulics, having developed and taught fluid power system training courses for industry professionals, being quite aware of the technological developments in the field of fluid power and motion control and the production program of leading fluid power companies. In addition, Medhat has worked for several world-wide recognized industrial organizations such as Rexroth in Egypt and CAE in Canada. Medhat had designed several hydraulic systems and developed several analytical and educational software. Medhat also has considerable experience in modeling and simulation of dynamic systems using Matlab Simulink.

Join us at the FPTC at MSOE next week REGISTER HERE

Monday, May 8, 2017

Three more sponsors

As you know, our 2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference will be held in just one week, May 16-17, 2017 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Here is a link to our website for more information.

We welcome three more sponsors for the event including OEM Controls, Servo Kinetics, and Ultra Clean Technologies.

OEM was a sponsor last year and we are very happy to have them sponsor the lanyards in 2017 and return as a member of our FPTC list of sponsors.  
Here is some information about OEM Controls as seen on their website.

OEM Controls has been a leader in the design and development of electrohydraulic controllers and control systems for 50 years. We configure each product to individual customer specifications using field-proven components, a long list of available options, and state-of-the-art engineering expertise. Our core products include one, two, and three-axis joystick controllers, ergonomically designed multi-grip handles, electronic valve driver boards, microprocessor-based logic controllers and integrated panel systems.

Take a moment and see what they have to offer  https://www.oemcontrols.com/home-2/


Another new sponsor and exhibitor at the 2017 FPTC is Servo Kinetics.

Here is some of their story

About Servo Kinetics Inc

We’ve done business for over 35 years in industries that have very exacting standards, and include some of the most tech savvy companies in the world.
Every team member of our veteran owned and operated company is committed to putting your needs first by delivering …
  • The Highest Quality
    Industrial Hydraulic Repairs
  • At The Lowest Possible Cost
  • In The Shortest Possible Time
Join our satisfied customers and see why they trust our process with their critical hydraulic repair needs.

We are thrilled to have them participate in our Fluid Power Technology Conference this year.  Visit their website for more information.  http://www.servokinetics.com


Also very welcomed to our event is Ultra Clean Technologies.
Here is some information about them  

Ultra Clean Tech specializes in contamination control technologies for industries that require contamination-free hoses and tubes in order to prevent costly equipment downtime or failure. We lead the way with practical education and innovations that set the global standard for cost beneficial contamination control. When you choose Ultra Clean Tech to control your fluid power contamination, you can be sure that your company is not only choosing the world's most technologically advanced and comprehensive contamination control solutions but also dealing with some of the most highly knowledgeable sales and customer service representatives in the industry.

They will also be exhibiting at our event next week.  Here is their website for some advance information https://www.ultracleantech.com

So you can see that we have an excellent lineup of sponsors and exhibitors.  Take advantage of this opportunity to attend seminar sessions on many aspects of fluid power technology and network with industry experts.  We will serve you lunch both days!




IFPE 2017 Recap

Our video and editorial team here at Fluid Power World did a great job of covering the recent IFPE Show held in Las Vegas in early March.  In addition to visiting and reporting on as many fluid power companies as possible, we did lots of video to capture the event.


Here is a recap video of the event that will give you a minute-and-a-half review of what IFPE 2017 looked like.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Webtec and Thomas Magnete at FPTC 2017

One of our returning sponsors at the 2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference is Webtec.

Here is their "About Us" taken from the Webtec website:

We are specialist manufacturers of hydraulic measurement and control products helping to improve the productivity of heavy machinery.
For 50 years we have been helping customers worldwide in the Industrial, Mobile, and Agricultural sectors to diagnose hydraulic faults, verify hydraulic conditions and achieve repeatable hydraulic control.
Visit the 2017 FPTC in Milwaukee on May 16-17, 2017 and meet with Webtec for solutions to your fluid power designs and maintenance questions.  Click here to register.

One of our new sponsors this year will be Thomas Magnete.


From their homepage:

Thomas 

Employing nearly 650 people, our family-owned company develops and manufactures electromagnetic and fluid actuator systems for the automotive and mobile hydraulics industries as well as medical technology equipment ...

Come and meet the industry experts at these two companies at our Fluid Power Technology Conference on May 16-17, 2017 at MSOE in Milwaukee.  Register here

OTC 2017

Even with the still fluctuating cost of a barrel of oil, the 2017 OTC Show in Houston went very well this week with hundreds and hundreds of exhibitors and thousands and thousands of attendees.  The event is held every May at NRG Park, itself an amazing place!


While the mood was mixed by the exhibitors because of the oil pricing situation, there is much room for optimism in this very large market segment.  I had the chance to meet and speak with many fluid power companies, many existing customers and some new ones.

After the show, my colleague Mary Gannon and I had the privilege of attending a wonderful hospitality event at  Hydraquip right in the Houston area.  They call it the Crawfish Boil and it is always a great time to network and enjoy the cuisine.


Thank you so much Hydraquip for having us and we hope to see you next year.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Still more information about our Sponsors

Coming up very soon on May 16-17, 2017 at MSOE, we will be hosting our second annual Fluid Power Technology Conference.  I have been writing about our sponsors and I have more for whom I would like to share information.

Returning from last year will be Price Engineering.

We are very appreciative for the tremendous support that Price Engineering has shown for this event and I would like to share the "About Us" from their website:

Price Engineering specializes in engineered custom products and solutions through engineering resource management, research, planning and development in the areas of hydraulics, pneumatics, automation and electrical systems.
We serve the following industries: Mining, Construction, Marine, Wind Energy, Rail, Paper Conversion, Packaging, Food and Beverage, Metals, Extrusion, Pulp and Paper, Foundries, Food Processing and more.
You will be able to meet with their industry exports and solution providers at our event in a few weeks at MSOE.

We are welcoming for the first time, Ritter Engineering.

We thank Ritter for their support of the 2017 Conference and here is more information from their website:

ABOUT RITTER

SERVICES

Ritter Technology, LLC offers a wide variety of services to fit your fluid power needs. From engineering, design, and fabrication to repair services for  Learn more ›

WHO WE ARE

Ritter Technology, LLC has been serving the fluid power community since 1951. We specialize in Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Filtration, Lubrication, and Fluid  Learn more ›
Come and meet their industry professionals at the 2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference.  Here is where you can register now.  Click here. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Coming in two weeks

If you have not yet registered to attend the 2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference in Milwaukee on May 16-17, 2017, you still have time to do so.  Please visit our website for registration information http://www.fluidpowertechconference.com

We welcome back an exhibitor and presenter from last year from the Milwaukee area, Milwaukee Cylinder.  They will be exhibiting and doing a seminar presentation titled Enhancing Productivity - Extending Cylinder Life and Reducing Cylinder Maintenance Cycles.

Downtime, whether planned or un-planned can be costly.  What if downtime related to cylinder use could be reduced?  Cylinder life and maintenance cycles are a factor of many issues – operation, environment, and design.  This topic will explore various opportunities to increase the life and reduce the maintenance cycle of a cylinder, discussing all the factors noted as well as focusing on specific design and instrumentation possibilities.  They will be introducing their new in-cylinder temperature monitoring.

At this year's Conference, we welcome a new exhibitor, NIMCO Hydraulic Systems.



Nimco Controls Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic control systems for the mobile machine industry. Our directional control valves, remote control units, and system integration software are designed with the customer’s requirements at the forefront and backed by our commitment to quality.

Join us for this informative and enjoyable fluid power event. Click here to register.  We hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Welcoming new and returning sponsors

I would like to share some information about a new sponsor and a returning sponsor to our Fluid Power Technology Conference.  As you know, the event will be held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Kern Center, on May 16-17, 2017.  It will include a tour of the lab at the Fluid Power Institute done by our partner and co-sponsor Tom Wanke of MSOE.

The new sponsor to the 2017 event is IC-Fluid Power and they will be doing a presentation from the FPTC stage as well as exhibiting.  Their talk is titled How can pressure intensifiers simplify and reduce costs in hydraulic systems?  The presenter is Anders Levinsen and he is the Sales & Marketing Manager at ScanWill Fluid Power ApS. 

With over 20 years of experience with industrial products, Anders is in charge of world-wide business development of hydraulic pressure intensifiers. He holds degrees from Aarhus Business College in Denmark in Economics and International Marketing.  We hope that you will attend the conference and meet Anders and IC-Fluid Power.  You can click here to register.

One of our returning sponsors of the Fluid Power Technology Conference is JARP Industries.  For more than 55 years JARP Industries has provided original equipment manufacturers high-quality custom hydraulic cylinder solutions for a wide variety of demanding applications.
From engineering and manufacturing through to delivery, their flexible and agile process ensures that their customers receive exceptional quality fluid power products on time, on spec and on budget.
Register today for the Fluid Power Technology Conference so that you can meet our sponsors/exhibitors and ask questions about their solutions to all of your design and component selection questions.  Click here for more information.

Something new at Fluid Power World

Facebook is certainly not new.  Most people know about it and many use it.  What is new is how
Fluid Power World has been delivering useful information our audience through Facebook Live.


Visit the Fluid Power World Facebook page to view four new videos done by our Digital Marketing Specialist, Josh Breuler.  I am amazed how simple the process was at the Reliable Plant Show in Columbus, Ohio earlier this week.  I am thrilled with the number of views on each video too.

FB Live appears to be a great way to deliver information to our audience.  If your company is participating in an upcoming trade show, ask us to do a FB Live video and you will be pleased with the results.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet Two New Sponsors at the Fluid Power Technology Conference

We are excited to welcome two new sponsors to our Fluid Power Technology Conference taking place on May 16-17, 2017 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

GS Global Resources (GSGR) is dedicated to building a machine performance powerhouse by creating customer competitive advantage through extraordinary expertise, execution and service, resulting in employees engaging in meaningful, satisfying careers.

John Thornton, President of GS Global Resources, will kick off day 2 of the Fluid Power Technology Conference, with a discussion about the past, present and future role of distribution in fluid power.
Thornton will discuss whether the line card is dead, taking a look at how adding value to a client relationship is a matter of perspective and more important than a product line. He will draw on GSGR’s own journey to lasting value, as it has worked to be the top provider in machine performance for life. GSGR not only survived the “Great Recession,” but came out stronger than ever, having doubled in size since. Thornton will discuss how the importance of developing new products and bringing new application solutions to market has been a key driver of this growth, and will offer insight into how others can tap into this potential.

We also welcome HBC-radiomatic to our Fluid Power Technology Conference this year.
70 years ago the radio pioneers Huber and Brendel founded a radio technology laboratory in the post-World War II Crailsheim, Germany. With their pioneering spirit they laid the groundwork for our success story.
With over 60 % of our systems produced for export and a sales and service network in over 40 countries, we can count ourselves as one of the globally leading companies of our industry.
As a medium-sized family business with about 420 employees, we have always stayed true to our home base in Crailsheim and will continue to do so. With investments in 3 entirely new facilities with state-of-the-art production engineering, we have set the course for a successful future in Crailsheim.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FPTC Sponsor Update

Here are two more sponsors of our Fluid Power Technology Conference scheduled for May 16-17, 2017 at MSOE in Milwaukee.  Famic Technologies Inc. will be joining our lineup of sponsors for the first time this year.

Since its foundation in 1986, Famic Technologies has been offering a complete range of high-end products and services in the field of software engineering and industrial automation. Innovation, quality and performance have been the cornerstones of the company. Famic Technologies has always been one step ahead, especially with the development of Automation Studio™, the innovative system design and simulation software originally meant for education and training on fluid power systems, and which is now used throughout the industry in system design, engineering, maintenance, service and training.

When you attend our event, you can meet personally with the professionals at Famic.  Click here to register.
Returning from our event last year will be FD Groups and they will do a presentation on the benefits of using their simulation software called FLUIDESIGN.

FLUIDESIGN recently performed a dynamic simulation study on a multi-purpose gantry hydraulic system. The results indicated a gap between the virtual prototype and the actual machine. While in operation, torsion in the structure affected the hydraulic system’s performance.
To close this gap, the company used a methodology integrating the deformation of the static parts with the dynamics of the vehicle in a study of a new articulated boom lift. The co-simulation allows for the understanding of the interaction between the two physics that govern the boom behavior and the impact on the hydraulic system.
Attendees will learn the many benefits of using co-simulation, including the ability to foresee the future perspectives of using this type of methodology.

Here are two more reasons to attend the 2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference.  To meet and learn from these two great companies.  Click here to register.

Monday, April 24, 2017

FPTC Sponsorship Information

I would like to share more information with you about the sponsors of our upcoming Fluid Power Technical Conference being held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on May 16-17, 2017.  Click here for more information or to register.

It is awesome to have CEJN Industrial as a retuning sponsor to the Fluid Power Technology Conference.  In addition to their exhibit, CEJN will be presenting their solutions from the stage as well.  Safety within the work place is a hot topic and a focus for all companies. The fluid power industry is no exception to work place injuries. Situations resulting in personal injury or death can be catastrophic for any company including reputation, financial impact and legal consequences. Identifying and implementing safety precautions should be at the top of the list for any company.

CEJN, being a safety, quality, and performance-driven manufacturer will present ideas in identifying some common safety issues that could be seen across all fluid power industries whether it is pneumatic, hydraulic, or fluid transfer.  Make sure you visit CEJN at our Conference next month.
We are also very excited to have first-time exhibitor Elwood Fluid Power.  We welcome them to the Fluid Power Technology Conference.  Elwood Fluid Power designs and manufactures high pressure hydraulic valves and systems for water, soluble oil, and other low viscosity applications. The primary markets include steel and aluminum mills, petroleum decoking and forging press industries.  Please be sure to visit them at the Fluid Power Technology Conference.

Register here

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We have some great sponsors

I thank our 2017 sponsors of our Fluid Power Technology Conference in advance for their participation coming up on May 16-17, 2017 at the Milwaukee School of Engineer.

Two returning sponsors that I will call attention to today are Aggressive Hydraulics and Balluff who both participated in our 2016 event.



Aggressive Hydraulics will be presenting a session titled Six reasons your system might need a smart cylinder.  The use of “Smart Cylinders”, or hydraulic cylinders with integral electronic linear sensors, is on the rise.  The driving factors include the capabilities and reliability of both machine control electronics and of sensors, as well as increasingly demanding design goals due to competition, customer expectations and regulation.  With application examples from a variety of different industries, six potential system improvements that are made possible by smart cylinders are presented.  

Balluff will also be presenting on their area of specialty which involves controls for cylinders and fluid power systems in general.  This session as with all presentations are solution-based talks that will address specific aspects of system design and operation.  We invite all of our attendees to listen to the talks and then visit the booths of or sponsors for more information.



Friday, April 14, 2017

More about our sponsors

At our Fluid Power Technology Conference, scheduled for May 15-17, 2017 at MSOE in Milwaukee, we are thrilled to have some returning sponsors from our 2016 event.  The returning sponsors are FD-Group, Aggressive Hydraulics, Webtec, CEJN, OEM Controls, Milwaukee Cylinder, Price Engineering, and Jarp Industries.


In 2016, these sponsors and exhibitors at the Fluid Power Technology Conference helped us to get a first-class event started at MSOE.  Fluid Power World magazine hosts this annual event and just like our magazine and digital media network, we attempt to connect fluid power buyers and specifiers with our advertisers and sponsors.

The Fluid Power Technology Conference can been seen as our live version of the delivery of content to interested prospects and customers by fluid power solution providers.  To learn more about our 2017 event and to register in advance, please visit www.fluidpowertechconference.com







Thursday, April 13, 2017

Join Us at MSOE

Fluid Power World magazine will be hosting the 2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on May 16-17, 2017.  Here is a link to our website.



If you are involved with fluid power technology as a design engineer, maintenance specialist, or supply chain professional, this event is for you.  There will be two full days of seminars sessions on a variety of topics listed on our website.  We will have exhibits from fluid power solution providers, networking opportunities, tours, and more.

When you visit our website, you can register for the event and get further details.  If your company might be interested in exhibiting or participating as a sponsor, please give me a call at 408-769-1188. We have put together a team of experts to manage and present this fluid power educational event.  We have partnered with the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the staff a the Fluid Power Institute to assemble a timely and very informative list of topics.

I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

NAHAD 2017

The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution always holds a fantastic annual convention.  The 33rd Annual Meeting & Convention at the JW Marriott Hill country has lived up to expectations.

With expert sessions presented at the University of Innovative Distribution, hospitality, networking, excursions, a golf tournament, Showcase of Hose Solutions, and closing banquet, there is a lot to offer all of the delegates in attendance and their guests.

The highlight of the 2017 event has been a presentation by Captain Mark Kelly, an American astronaut, retired U.S. Navy Captain, aviator and test pilot.  Captain Kelly shared a very moving story about the assassination attempt on his wife, former Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords and how it changed his life.  The title of his talk was Endeavour to Succeed:  A Conversation with NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly.

Another fantastic NAHAD.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Reviewing IFPE in photos










Coming in the May issue of Fluid Power World

Every issue of Fluid Power World magazine is full of great content about system design, maintenance, component selection, and much more.  Our articles really help our OEM and aftermarket readers on the job with explanations of systems and components as well as success stories.

In May, we will discuss Mobile Hydraulics in Agricultural Applications where hydraulics meet the challenge of feeding our world in an efficient way.  Having more information about component selection for agricultural applications is certainly important to our mobile audience.

On the industrial side, our editors will take a look at Injection Molding Machinery where hydraulics play a big role in making many of these machine functions possible.  This has been a stable market for many years and we will take a look at some of the applications.

Compressed Air Efficiency will be the focus of our pneumatic feature in April.  Pneumatic systems are used in many applications including packaging, medical, and automation.  We cover pneumatics in every issue and on our websites.  Our product focus will review Hydraulic Valves and Manifolds.

Join us with your product advertising in May.  Our closing date for ad materials will be April 30.  Please contact me if you have any questions.


Let’s continue to make 2017 a great year!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Best IFPE Ever

Last week, I attended my tenth IFPE Show out of the eleven that have taken place.  My simple takeaway ... this was the best one ever.


As in the past, IFPE 2017 took place at the massive Las Vegas Convention Center and was held in conjunction with the ConExpo/ConAgg Show, an overwhelmingly large event itself.  The IFPE was staged on the second floor of the very nice and very large South Hall with hundreds of great exhibits.

Why was this the best ever ... at least from my prospective?  Well, I had a tremendous opportunity to meet with many existing advertising customers while meeting many new prospective customers as well.  There was a wide array of mostly hydraulic technology on display at the event and many educational opportunities available to all attendees.

I had the opportunity to spend time with many of our customers and attend one amazing hospitality party given by one of them.  This event offers many networking opportunities.

Additionally, Las Vegas is a great place to hold such a large show because of their capacity to do so both in terms of exhibit space as well as accommodations.


Our group mostly stayed at Paris Las Vegas which was both convenient and comfortable.  The monorail system in Las Vegas is a great way to move large numbers of people into and out of the Convention Center.  However, there were some delays due to the immense crowds.  The monorail connects directly with Paris.

Another aspect of IFPE 2017 that made it great for me was the fantastic team that I work with.  I thank our editors Paul, Mary, and Ken for their coverage of as many exhibitors as possible.  Thanks also to Jen, Marshall, Garrett, Mike, Derek, Brad, and Tom for their excellent efforts at the event.  Our Social Media Manager, Josh, attended his first IFPE and go to meet and hold discussions with many of our advertisers at the show.  This was a great opportunity for him to get a crash course in fluid power.

All in all, the best IFPE ever!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Registration is Now Open

Click on the link below to register for our Fluid Power Technology Conference being held in Milwaukee in May.