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Keynote Speaker Announced for the 2013 Fluid Power Systems Conference

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Gary W. Rogers, president and CEO of FEV, Inc., will deliver the keynote address, “Reducing Energy and Expenses Utilizing Hydraulic Hybrid Waste Trucks, Transit Buses, and Delivery Vehicles” at the 2013 Fluid Power Systems Conference scheduled for November 19-21, 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel, Rosemont, IL.

During his address, Mr. Rogers, who currently sits on the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and on the Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck CO2 and Fuel Economy Phase 2 committee for the NAS, will discuss the state of development of hydraulic hybrid systems with respect to commercial vehicles, including factors such as efficiency, commonality of infrastructure and total cost of ownership. The technology will be compared to hybrid electric and CNG-fueled alternatives.

Hosted by the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA), and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), this conference, now in its third year, will host over 150 professionals responsible for specifying, designing, and/or maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic systems in industrial settings or mobile applications.

This two-day educational conference will focus on

  • Design workshops to communicate why energy efficiency and reliability are increasingly a concern of machine builders, the role of fluid power in increasing machine efficiency and reliability, and balancing cost issues for hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • 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 Innovations Showcase, 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 and reliable developments in hydraulics and pneumatics


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