Smart Sensors for Fluid Power Components and Systems

The MSOE Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) March 2, 2018 seminar will focus on devices that perform self-diagnostics and troubleshooting, and integrate easily with plug and play functionality.

Sensor industry marketing expert Roger Grace of Roger Grace Associates will deliver the keynote address, “Smart Sensors in Fluid Power: A Systems-Solutions Approach.” Additional presentations from fluid power industry notables will also be included in this information-rich seminar.

“This is a unique opportunity for attendees to obtain up-to-the-minute information on smart sensors and their ever increasing and important role in fluid power. In addition to Roger Grace’s keynote overview presentation on smart sensors, leading fluid power industry speakers will address technologies and applications of smart sensors in fluid power which are smaller, more cost-effective and more robust,” said Tom Wanke, director of the FPIC. “Additionally, wireless sensors for measuring pressure, temperature, position, velocity, acceleration, flowrate, load, torque and system fluid condition, as well as sensors with internal self-calibration and diagnostic functionality, will also be discussed.”

The seminar will also provide attendees with the opportunity to meet and network with diverse industry professionals who represent stakeholders in the fluid power industry and experience the benefits of becoming a consortium member. The non-consortium member registration fee is $125 which includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration is free for current FPIC consortium members. Please visit for additional information and to register.

About the FPIC 
The FPIC debuted in 2017 and is a partnership with the National Fluid Power Association member companies and other stakeholders in the fluid power industry. Its more than 320 member companies include those that design and manufacture fluid power components and systems, system integrators, OEMs, users and other organizations. The FPIC provides quarterly half-day technical seminars with a focus on the latest technological advances that provide solutions to overcoming challenges within the fluid power industry.  

In 2017, seminar participants represented companies including: Argonne National Laboratory, Caterpillar, Exxon Mobil, John Deere, North American Die Casting Association, (NADCA) Oshkosh Corp, Parker Hannifin and Shell Global Solutions among others. Seminar topics are aligned with NFPA’s Fluid Power Technology and Manufacturing Roadmaps as well as topics recommended by the seminar participants.

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Tom Wanke

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