The Fluid Power Technology Conference brings together fluid power industry professionals and academics for three full days of in-depth programming including pre-conference workshops, keynote sessions, industry panels, hands-on technology demonstrations, and networking sessions.

Technical sessions from the experts at MSOE and Carl Dyke includes:

  • Maintenance and reliability
  • The importance of maintenance and fluids
  • Cooling and temperature control
  • Hose failures – causes and effects
  • Diagnostics
  • Circuit basics
  • Practical hydraulics — part 1 and 2
  • Maintaining pneumatic systems
  • How to maintain and troubleshoot hydraulic systems
  • Hydrostatic drive troubleshooting bootcamp


Caryes Allan

Vice President, Higginson Equipment

Taryn West

Vice President, K.R. West Company

Rachel Schmidt

Application Engineer/ ISO 9001 Administrator, Elwood Corporation

Céline Cabana

Technical Account Manager, FD-GROUPS America

Connecting women in fluid power: Throughout the 2017 edition of the FPTC, one theme resounded over and over again — the need to get more women into engineering and, specifically, into fluid power. Join several leading women from difference aspects of fluid power as they discuss why this predominantly male industry has been tough to break into and how we can, and should, make changes to the status quo. Moderated by Fluid Power World’s Managing Editor Mary Gannon, the panel of innovators will include educators, executives, distributors and manufacturers. Panelists scheduled to appear include Rachel Schmidt, Sales Application Engineer with Elwood Fluid Power; Caryes Allan, Vice President at Higginson Equipment; and more.


Austin Ramirez

President and CEO of HUSCO International

Astrid Mozes

Vice President, Hydraulics Business - Power and Motion Controls Eaton


Host Sponsor


Corporate Registration Sponsor

Media and Association Partners


MSOE, Kern Center
1245 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202