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AEM/STLE Education Course - Intro to Hydraulics - CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

07:30 AM - 05:00 PM


Join AEM and STLE for this jointly hosted course covering the basics of lubrication and hydraulic fluids and their applications. If you are an STLE member, you can get the AEM Member Price. Contact us to get the code to enter during registration.

Intro to Hydraulics: Lubrication Fundamentals, Hydraulic Fluids and Their Applications - CANCELLED

*This course has been cancelled due to lack of participation.*

Time/Date: March 27, 2012, all day course (7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Location: Sheraton in Brookfield, Wisconsin (USA), see below for more information.

Instructors: Dr. Robert M. Gresham and David K. Scheetz

Cost: $500 AEM members (and STLE members with discount code); $850 non-members

If you're an STLE member, you can get the AEM Member price. Contact us to get the code to enter during registration.

Robert M. Gresham

Director of Professional Development, STLE

Dr. Gresham received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1969 from Emory University in Atlanta. His technical concentrations include molecular photochemistry, emulsion polymerization, size reduction, and solids classification as well as the field of lubrication. He gained 12 years of practical experience with the DuPont Company in a broad range of functions including manufacturing, customer service, and polymer and dye research. He has 17 years of experience in the field of lubrication as Vice President of Technology with E/M Corporation, a manufacturer and applicator of solid film lubricants. He was responsible for new product development, quality control, pilot plant production, and grease and oil manufacturing. He has been a member of STLE for more than 20 years, serving as Chairman of the Solid Lubricants Technical Committee, Chairman of the Aerospace Industry Council, Industry Council Coordinator, the Handbook Committee, the Board of Directors, Treasurer and Secretary of the Society. He has also served on several ASTM and SAE committees concerned with standards and specification development. Dr. Gresham is currently Director of Professional Development in responsible for STLE’s education and certification programs.

David K. Scheetz

Equipment Builder Engineer, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties

David K. Scheetz, CLS, an equipment builder engineer for ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties, served as STLE's President from 2009-2010. Dave received his bachelor’s
of science degree in mechanical engineering technology from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He started with Mobil Oil Corp., now ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties, in 1978 and has held several field and headquarters positions. Dave currently is an equipment builder engineer for ExxonMobil L&S where he calls on industrial OEMs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. He also is a Certified Lubrication Specialist, STLE’s highest technical designation. In addition to belonging to STLE since 1983, Dave has been a member of six of the society’s local sections: Toledo, Columbus, Cincinnati, the Carolinas, Baltimore-Washington and Chicago. In the Columbus and Chicago Sections, he progressed through the chair positions, culminating as chairman of both organizations. He ran the Chicago Section Lube School in 1998 and has been that group’s Program Chairman numerous times. Dave has been a presenter at STLE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition since 1995, and in 1998 he became chairman of the Basic Lube Course, a position he held for four years. In 2001 Dave became STLE’s Midwest Regional Vice President supporting Central Illinois, Chicago, Kansas City and the Twin Cities Sections for the maximum term of two two-year periods. In 2005 he became STLE’s Membership Chairman and led an eight-member team in analyzing the 2004 Membership
Needs Study. Dave was elected to the STLE Executive Committee in May 2006, starting as Treasurer and moving on to Secretary and VP at Large. He also has chaired the STLE Governance Committee, which reviewed and rewrote the organization’s Constitution and Bylaws. Dave, his wife Marilyn and their three daughters, reside in Aurora, Ill. Outside of work, you can find Dave either in his wood shop or on one of the many bike trails around the greater Chicago area.

Course Overview

This course is designed for users and engineers of hydraulic equipment who are looking to learn more about hydraulic fluids utilized in hydraulic systems, and at the same time, who would like a basic overview to lubrication concepts and theories as they apply to the application. This course will cover friction, lubrication, wear, lubricant maintenance and oil analysis, hydraulic fluid composition and function, and hydraulic applications.

The course will begin with friction. In this part, concepts leading to an understanding of the First, Second and Third laws of Friction are covered. In addition, the concepts behind static, dynamic and stick-slip friction are discussed. Finally, the Adhesion Theory of Friction which leads to an understanding of wear processes is covered. The second part, Lubrication, covers the Lubrication Regimes: Boundary, Elastohydrodynamic, Hydrodynamic, & Mixed. These regimes describe the lubrication processes from very small relative motion to much higher speeds and include the special considerations related to anti-friction bearings, such as ball bearings. The Wear segment covers the twelve types of wear that can be encountered in machinery including Hydraulic systems. In the fourth module, we will cover the basics of maintenance of lubricants, including hydraulic fluids through Oil Analysis. The segment covers the business drivers for an oil analysis program, key test methods and steps for implementation of a program. The fifth segment covers the basics of hydraulic fluid composition and function. This segment will also cover fluid maintenance issues specific to hydraulic fluids. The final segment of the course will cover a number of hydraulic applications and the process for selecting and specifying the proper hydraulic fluid for that application.

This course runs 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27th (starting with breakfast). Plan to be in attendance until 5:00 p.m. Included in this program is intensive education, handouts, a continental breakfast, lunch, and networking breaks.

Course Location

The course will be held at the Sheraton, Brookfield | 375 S Moorland Rd | Brookfield, WI 53005. Make your room reservation by calling 1-866-257-5990 and requesting the AEM room block: $89 single; $99 double room rate. Reserve by March 12th or your rate may be higher.

Getting There

The Sheraton Brookfield provides free airport transportation; a taxi costs approximately $20. If you are driving, complimentary parking is available. For more information about the hotel, including driving directions, see their website: http://www.roomstays.com/hotel/234430

Contact Angela Weller for information at 414.298.4159 or email aweller@aem.org

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