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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

November Conference to Share Energy-Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Knowledge

Registration will open soon for the 2013 Fluid Power Systems Conference, formerly known as the Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference. The conference will be held Nov. 19-21 at the Doubletree Hotel, in Rosemont, Ill. Hosted by the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA), and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the two-day educational conference will focus on:

  • Design workshops to communicate why energy efficiency and reliability are increasingly a concern of machine builders and the role of fluid power in meeting those needs and balancing cost issues
  • Hands-on instruction into practical maintenance techniques from fluid power component manufacturers, distributors, and system integrators
  • Facilitated roundtable discussions, where peers can share specific challenges associated with their industry and applications, learn about fluid power standards, best practices in building efficient and reliable fluid power systems, and the future of fluid power
  • Networking events, including the Innovation Showcase Reception, to help participating engineers and technicians engage with technology providers from fluid power manufacturing and distribution companies to learn the newest, cutting-edge developments in energy-efficient hydraulics and pneumatics.
A scene from last year's Fluid Power Systems Conference. Credit: National Fluid Power Association

A scene from last year’s Fluid Power Systems Conference. Credit: National Fluid Power Association


The 2013 Fluid Power Systems Conference is in its third year. Eric Battino, supplier sustainability manager at PepsiCo, summed up the previous events by saying, “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.”

For more information and to view the current conference schedule, see

Based in Milwaukee, NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry’s channel partners — manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers, and educators. Its U.S. and multinational members work cooperatively in advancing hydraulic and pneumatic technology through the association’s many programs and initiatives.

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