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

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.