8:00am - 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

 Representatives from NFPA and MSOE will call us to order and provide an overview of today’s program and the supporting organizations.

8:10 - 8:50 a.m. Small But Mighty: Trends in Fluid Power Systems

 Cindy Cookson, Vice President, Global Product Line Management – Industrial Fluid Power, Gates Corporation                                                    
This presentation will discuss macro trends impacting fluid power system requirements, including technology changes (ex: electrification), cultural impacts (ex: sustainability) and channel drivers (ex: customer preferences). It will also relate those trends to the evolution of the fluid power system, in particular addressing compact designs and increased power density. The discussion will focus more on what the trends are and why they’re important, with minimal emphasis on the emerging fluid power technology.

8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Primary Controlled Drives (PCDs) and Their Role in Compact Designs and Increased Power Density

Jon Frey, Product Management, Bosch Rexroth                                                    

As traditional fluid power solutions become increasingly challenged to address footprint reductions, electrification / electronification requirements, and deeper integration within the customer’s machine design, past practices of sizing, design, and fabrication are also challenged. The Primary Controlled Drive (PCD), or Self-contained Hydraulic Actuator (SHA), provides hydraulic power unit designers with options that cannot be easily duplicated with a traditional power unit. Whether the end actuator is linear or rotary, PCDs can be designed as central or de-centralized, can offer scalability, may significantly reduce in-field piping, use significantly less fluid for operation, and may have broad appeal across many applications.

9:30a.m.-10:10a.m. Hybrid Technology for Compact, Power Dense Solutions

 David Geiger, Engineering Manager, Moog

Moog’s Electrohydrostatic Pump System (EPS) represents a compelling solution for the industrial machine manufacturing market by combining the advantages of hydraulic and electro-mechanical technologies. Join us to learn more about these advantages and how they may benefit you in the areas of power density, energy efficiency, environmental cleanliness, and more.

10:10a.m. - 10:30a.m. Future Development and Discussion 

Representatives from NFPA and MSOE will present information from the NFPA Technology Roadmap on future development needs for fluid power in autonomous functions and operations and engage participants in discussion on same topic.