Agricultural Machinery Conference

2017 AMC
Engineering Conference

"Engineering for the Future"

April 25–27, 2017
Tuesday - Thursday
Waterloo, Iowa

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2017 Education

Continuing Education seminars are held on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each seminar provides attendees four professional development hours of credit. Lunch is provided from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.

Tuesday Morning

Session I - 8:00 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Introduction to Hydraulic Components, Symbols and Schematics
Presented by: Brian Steward, Professor, Iowa State University: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department - Ames, Iowa
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This session is intended to provide an introduction to fluid power components and their representation with fluid power symbols and schematic diagrams.
Session fee includes: a reference handbook and an instructor booklet for each attendee.

At the end of the session, the students should be able to:
1. Properly identify ISO 1219 fluid power symbols for pumps, motors, cylinders, and fluid conditioning, measurement, and energy storage components
2. Understand the definitions of pump or motor displacements and efficiencies
3. Calculate relationships between pressure and force/torque and flow rate and speed in pumps and actuators
4. Identify ISO 1219 fluid power symbols for valves and construct the correct symbols for a valve
5. Understand how various valves are used in circuits to achieve particular functions
6. Understand operation of a circuit represented schematic diagram.
7. Use the Lightning Reference Handbook to quickly find relevant hydraulic design information

Session II - 8:00 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Project Management for Engineers (Part 1)
Presented by: Michelle Gnida - from Dale Carnegie® Training - http://iowa.dalecarnegie.com

At the end of the session, the students should be able to:
1. Have a tool and process that they can take back and use immediately
2. Get out of their comfort zone to find success communicating more effectively because comfort and growth cannot coexist.
3. Thinking differently so they are approaching people differently because they want to, not because they 'should'. 

 

Tuesday Afternoon

Session I - 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Intermediate Hydraulics
Presented by: Brian Steward, Professor, Iowa State University: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department - Ames, Iowa

Session II - 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Project Management for Engineers (Part 2)
Presented by: Michelle Gnida - from Dale Carnegie®Training - http://iowa.dalecarnegie.com

At the end of the session, the students should be able to:
1. Have a tool and process that they can take back and use immediately
2. Get out of their comfort zone to find success communicating more effectively because comfort and growth cannot coexist.
3. Thinking differently so they are approaching people differently because they want to, not because they 'should'.