Presentations Titles:

  • The End of Reactive Maintenance: Today’s Predictive Solutions for a Proactive Future
  • Novel Position Sensors for Closed Loop Servo-Hydraulics
  • Autonomy: How Close is the Future?
  • Reducing Cost of Field Operations Using HART Technology


 7:30 - 8:00 AM | Breakfast Served – Registration and Networking

8:00 - 8:30 AM | Welcome and Introductions
A big part of the conference is the networking and the connections that attendees can make to help advance their businesses. We’ll take some time at the start to go around and have everyone briefly introduce themselves to better facilitate these connections.

8:30 – 9:20 AM | The End of Reactive Maintenance: Today’s Predictive Solutions for a Proactive Future
Kris Mikulan,
Group Product Manager, Filter Systems, Schroeder Industries
Anthony Maiolo, Senior Application Engineer - Electrical, Schroeder Industries 

ABSTRACT: Predictive maintenance can be achieved by utilizing sensors integrated on a machine, in conjunction with an interface, to monitor and record machine operation to provide real-time machine and fluid condition status. But this isn’t the only way sensors/interfaces paired with software can be used. More and more manufacturers are discovering the high cost of warranty claims after the products have been delivered. Most of these warranty claims can be attributed to system cleanliness.
Case studies implementing this technology will be presented focusing on machine operating cost reductions resulting from predictive maintenance and substantial cost reductions in warranty claims.

9:20 – 10:10 AM | Novel Position Sensors for Closed Loop Servo-Hydraulics
Art Holzknecht,
District Manager, Renishaw, Inc.
Matjaz Sivec, LinACETM Sensors Engineering Manager, Renishaw, Inc

ABSTRACT: Renishaw’s LinACETM sensor technology is uniquely suited for use in servo-hydraulic applications, including hydraulic cylinder position feedback, as well as for servo-valve feedback control. It has applications in automated/autonomous hydraulic, pneumatic and hybrid power systems such as electro-hydraulic systems with energy recovery. Where applicable, alternative approaches to these applications will be compared, to provide an overview of available choices to system designers. Case studies will be presented showing the benefits of LinACETM for closed-loop servo-hydraulic systems, including high positioning accuracy and resolution, frequency response and overall response time, and how LinACETM works well as a component of a modern servo-hydraulic system using highly dynamic piezoelectric servo valves for state of the art motion control.

10:10 – 10:30 AM | Break and Networking

10:30 – 11:20 AM | Autonomy: How Close is the Future?
Marcus Herrera,
Sales Application Engineer – Sensors and Controls, HYDAC

ABSTRACT: We have all heard the buzzwords: Autonomy, Digitalization, Electrification, E-Mobility… but what do these mean for us? As machines transition from predominately mechanically to electrically controlled, sensors and controls are more and more important. As technology continues to progress, new sensors and controls enter the market to transition machines towards the future. Today, one can implement smart pressure sensors which can generate further relevant data over the standard operational data, precisely measure inclination whilst eliminating inaccuracies due to acceleration, and accurately predict filter life, just to name a few examples. Case studies will be presented applying these sensors and controls to machine architecture to begin to build machines of the future today.

11:20 – 12:00 PM | Reducing Cost of Field Operations Using HART Technology
Leslie Perez,
Senior Product Manager, Barksdale, Inc.
Steve Brown,
Key Account Manager Oil & Gas, Barksdale, Inc

ABSTRACT: Increasingly companies with large base of remotely installed equipment in the field are looking for ways to reduce cost and manpower associated with maintaining field operations, while also increasing availability and uptime. Reduction in costs can be realized in multiple ways using HART technology including using the digital communications capability for remote monitoring, enabling condition monitoring, and predictive maintenance. Further HART technology also preserves existing investments in equipment harnesses or plant wiring and analog instrumentation. Case studies will be presented focusing on cost reductions using HART technology and improvements in pressure sensing technology by providing more stable and longer lasting pressure measurement in remote field operations.

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Lunch Served – Structured Networking and Discussion
Educational content is most useful when people apply what they have learned in real-world situations. We’ll ask each table to discuss and share the major takeaways they’ve picked up from the day and, if willing, any actions they plan to take as a result.

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