International Fluid Power Exposition & Conference 7924

DN Staff

March 20, 2000

5 Min Read
International Fluid Power Exposition & Conference

April 4-6, 2000, McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, Chicago

IFPE(R) 2000 is well-known as the international exposition for power transmission, including exhibition booths from more than 400 hydraulics and pneumatics companies. But this year-for the first time in the conference's 14-year history-it will include electrical and mechanical power transmission exhibitors, as well.

Another new addition to this year's show is Solutions@IFPE, a method for engineers to post their fluid power questions on the IFPE website before the conference starts. The question is forwarded via email to all exhibiting companies. And then, when engineers arrive at the show, they simply stop by the "Solutions" kiosk on the show floor to pick up a printout of their questions, matched to the names and booth numbers of exhibitors with the answers. Check asp for more details.

Despite all the changes, IFPE 2000 will still have its Technical Conference, where industry experts can share their latest research and application ideas. This will consist of more than 80 half-hour presentations on design theory and applications, including talks on: microprocessor software, linear motors, design for life, and five common mistakes in hydraulic circuit design.

And the show's Solutions in Action Seminars will explore current technological advancements that impact the power transmission industry. They will cover topics such as: positioning with air, erasing hydraulic fluid contamination, and understanding reliability.

The show will also feature the HPS MotionSimulator(TM) (an example of an amusement park motion base), and a pneumatic robot that will greet attendees at the show entrance-with a portion of its pneumatic system exposed.


This line of 40,000 psi-strength valves, fittings and tubing is designed for applications in water jet cutting and blasting. The new valves have a 1/8-inch orifice, for higher flow rates with a standard connection size. Components are constructed of stainless steel, with a coned and threaded tubing connection of 9/16-inch OD X 1/4-inch OD.

High Pressure Equipment Co.
Booth 751 Box 8248
Erie, PA 16505
FAX (814) 838-6075


This off-line filter package uses recyclable ECOPore elements, for applications in very fine continuous loop filtration of hydraulic systems as well as for filling and draining the hydraulic reservoir. The package includes a compact pump/motor unit with a low noise level (60 dBA) mounted alongside an in-line filter on a manifold block. Available in stationary (15 to 35 NFSG) or mobile units (15 to 35 NFFG) in three different pump flow rates and three filter sizes.

EPE Industrial Filters
Booth 864
22272 Pepper Rd.
Barrington, IL 60011
FAX (847) 381-0918

Hydraulic coupling

The GlobeSpiral(TM) coupling is designed for use with spiral wire hoses with ratings from 3,000 to 6,000 psi. The permanent coupling features longer teeth in the ferrule to provide a more positive, penetrating grip on the wire reinforcement, preventing hose assembly failure from coupling blow-off in high-pressure and high-impulse situations.

Gates Rubber Co.
Booth 575
Box 5887
Denver, CO 80217
FAX (720) 283-8555

Piston pump

The P12 (P200 metric) is the latest addition to the manufacturer's line of variable displacement piston pumps, featuring quiet operation, high speed, and high pressure, for applications on mobile, industrial, and marine equipment. The P12 has a displacement of 12.2 cu.inches/rev., a rated continuous operating pressure of 6,000 psi, and a rated maximum intermittent pressure of 7,250 psi.

Denison Hydraulics
Booth 710
14249 Industrial Pkwy.
Marysville, OH 43040
FAX (937) 642-3738


The new IMH orifice is a miniature restrictor available in 31 standard flow rates. Made entirely of stainless steel, it has bidirectional flow capability, and a maximum working pressure differential of 21 Mpa (3,000 psi).

The Lee Company
Booth 278
Box 424
Westbrook, CT 06498-0424
FAX (860) 399-2270


The new, C4 series of metric air cylinders is designed to conform to worldwide standards, including ISO 6431, VDMA 24562, and AFNOR NFE 49-003. The cylinders are available in bore sizes from 32 to 100 mm, and with strokes to 500 mm. The aluminum end caps and barrel are anodized for a longer service life, and a full-barrel length dovetail slot permits the mounting of low-profile reed or Hall effect switches.

Mead Fluid Dynamics
Booth 1161
4114 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
FAX (773) 685-7002


The SS series valve is a compact, full-featured, seven-gallon directional valve with regen. It permits single or multi-function operation by connecting several units to provide series operation of a system. It is suited for applications in landscape grooming and lawn and garden industries, as well as the mobile recycling market.

Cross Manufacturing Inc.
Booth 862
100 Factory St.
Lewis, KS 67552
FAX (316) 324-5737

Flange adapters

This new range of Split Flange Adapters has one-piece carbon steel construction, for simplified installation and better protection from leak points. It also features zinc dichromate finish for high corrosion resistance, and optional thread configurations: 37.5-deg. male JIC, SAE straight thread, O-ring face seal, BSPP and NPTF.

Anchor Flange
Booth 414
5555 Fair Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45227
FAX (513) 527-4449


This new line of miniature check valves and fixed flow controls features all-metal construction, and are available in brass or stainless steel, for use with liquids or gases. The fixed flow controls are a parallel arrangement of a ball check valve and a precision orifice, so free flow occurs in one direction, and metered flow occurs in the opposite direction.

O'Keefe Controls
Booth 729
Box Q
Trumbull, CT 06611
FAX (203) 261-8331

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