Tom Wanke

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Name: Tom Wanke
User Type: Faculty/Staff
Biography: Tom is Director of MSOE's Fluid Power Institute which was founded in 1962. He has more than 42 years experience in fluid power technology, 40 of which have been at MSOE. Tom has worked on projects in the folloing areas: components and system design, development and evaluation; field troubleshooting; failure analysis; fluids filtration and contaminantion control. He is a member of SAE and IFPS. Tom is the Co-Chairman of the Educational Program for the 2014 International Fluid Power Exposition in Las Vegas March 2014.
Work Address: 1025 N. Broadway St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Preferred Contact Method: Email
Department: Fluid Power Institute
Title: Director
Office Number: S-141
Education: MSOE: BS MET 1978 Fluid Power Specialty

MSOE: 1996 MSE with Fluid Power Option

Michigan State University Graduate School of Busines Administration: Certificate in Project Management
Honors and Awards: US Patent: #4,984,989; MSOE Fluid Power Demonstration Facility 1-15-91

US Patent: #6,002,281; Intergal Oil filter Pump System 5-16-00

IFPS Certified Fluid Power Engineer

First recipient: MSOE Karl O Werwath Engineering Research Award 1989

First recipient: MSOE Otto J. Maha Pioneers in Fluid Power Award 2007

First recipient: MSOE Fluid Power Achievement Award

NFPA Fluid Power Standrads Development Awards 1993, 1995 and 2002
Publications: “The Effects of Speed, Pressure and Viscosity on Gear Pump Efficiency” June 25, 2012 ASTM Workshop on Energy Efficient Hydraulic Fluids San Francisco, Ca

“Hydraulic Fluid and System Standards” Chapter 7 Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology Second Edition 2011 CRC Press ISBN 978-1-4200-8526-6

"Hydraulic System Troubleshooting Techniques Diagnostics” June 12, 2013; Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine Fluid Power Conference at MSOE Kern Center

"Hydraulic Circuit Failure Analysis” June 12, 2013; Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine Fluid Power Conference at MSOE Kern Center

“Hydraulic Systems Basics of Operation and Failure Analysis” May 3, 2010 Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine Fluid Power Conference at Waste Expo Atlanta, GA
Areas of Specialization / Expertise: Hydraulic system design, evaluation, troubleshooting, failure analysis, fluids, filtration and contamination control
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Phone Number: 800-332-6763

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