Industry Colloquium


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The next colloquium will take place on September 15th at 14:00


Nachhaltigkeit mit Schmierstoffen – Rohstoffe, Formulierungen, Anwendungen
R. Luther, Fuchs Lubricants Germany GmbH

Hydraulic fluid in the heart of challenges
G. Roux, TotalEnergies Lubrifiants SA

Vorstellung aktueller Forschungsprojekte in der Arbeitsgruppe „Fluide“
M. Hofmeister, ifas RWTH Aachen


The colloquia will start on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm and will take place as a hybrid event. The access link will be provided on this page approximately 30 minutes before the start of the colloquium.

Starting at 16:00, the open day will take place at ifas.

If you would like to attend the colloquium and/or the open day in presence, please register in advance on this page.


In cooperation with the Fördervereinigung Fluidtechnik e.V., ifas organizes a colloquium during the lecture period. The industrial colloquium takes place several times throughout the year and provides companies in the field of fluid power with an opportunity to report interesting new developments and trends inside the market.

It is open to the public and offers both manufacturers of fluid power components and systems and users a platform for networking and technical discussions.

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Review of the past colloquia

12.05.2023 S. Fuchs Webasto Group, Gilching Hochvoltbatterien im Umfeld von mobilen Maschinen
T. Johansson Epirco Rock Drills AB, Örebro, Sweden System Opportunities and Challenges when Electrifying Drill Rigs
A. Opgenoorth ifas RWTH Aachen Vorstellung aktueller Forschungsprojekte in der Arbeitsgruppe „Mobile Arbeitsmaschinen"
25.11.2022 C. Trapp Festo SE & Co. KG, Esslingen Modellbasierte Regelung eines Cobots mit pneumatischen Aktuatoren
H. Kunz FORMHAND Automation GmbH, Braunschweig FORMHAND - Geometrieunabhängige Handhabung für Automation in der agilen Produktion und Logistik
O. Reinertz ifas RWTH Aachen Vorstellung aktueller Forschungsprojekte in der Arbeitsgruppe "Gas- und Mikrosysteme"
13.05.2022 H. Kolvenbach Camozzi Automation GmbH, Aachen Open Frame Controller - Proportional Pneumatic Modular System
Dr. I. Whiting Moog Industrial Group, Ashchurch Parkway UK Performance Estimation for E/H Servo Actuators
Dr. O. Reinertz ifas RWTH Aachen Presentation of current research projects in the "Gas & Microsystems" working group
04.02.2022 P. Buecker Bosch Rexroth AG, Horb Intelligent pump controller
Dr. A. Schmidt Hydac Filtertechnik GmbH, Sulzbach/Saar Oil systems for the lubrication of wind power gearboxes with filtration, cooling and sensor technology
F. Guse ifas RWTH Aachen Presentation of current research projects in the "Fluids" working group
19.11.2021 S. Müller HAWE Hydraulik SE, Aschheim/München Hydraulic drive solutions for exo skeletons in the field of rehabilitation
J. Lux Sonceboz, Schweiz Electrification of hydraulic functions for commercial vehicles and off-highway machinery
A. Merkel ifas, Aachen Presentation of current research projects in the "Digitalization" working group
10.09.2021 M. Verploegen Claas E-Systems, Dissen Connected and data-driven products in agriculture
S. Knapper Bosch Rexroth AG, Schwieberdingen The standard for modern agricultural technology, the valves of the Rexroth SB platform
G. Matthiesen ifas, Aachen Off-Highway Twins: Synthesizing environmental information from machine telemetry
19.02.2021 D. Peitsmeyer Bucher Hydraulics Klettgau HELAX - Hydraulic Electric Linearaxis AX-Technology: An optimal application of AX-Technology
H. Baum FLUIDON Aachen VEL - Virtual commissioning made easy!
S. Aengenheister ifas, Aachen Current research projects from the research group "High Performance Components
09.10.2020 N. Vatheuer Hydac Systems GmbH, Sulzbach/Saar Proven technology for new requirements - Intelligent open centre valves for construction machinery

S. Brell-Cokcan

Lehrstuhl für Individualisierte Bauproduktion (ip) der RWTH Aachen Reference construction site on Campus West - The construction site of the future, digital and networked
G. Matthiesen ifas, Aachen Current research projects from the "Mobile & Stationary Systems" research group
10.05.2019 B. Reetz OTTO FUCHS Dülken GmbH & Co. KG, Viersen-Dülken Challenges for the lead-free copper alloys
T. Mielke ifas, Aachen Presentation of current research projects in the working group "Tribology" of ifas
01.02.2019 H. Kuolt J. Schmalz GmbH, Glatten Current and upcoming challenges in vacuum handling technology
P. Gloetter Liebherr-Aerospace
Lindenberg GmbH,
Additive manufacturing of hydraulic components in the aviation industry
S. Feldmann Roland Berger GmbH,
Service 4.0 and Predictive Maintenance - between vision and reality
K. Schmitz ifas, Aachen Research Focus 2019 at ifas
31.08.2018 T. Schwarz Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, Munich Brief introduction to technical insurance and abnormalities of hydraulic components
K. Schmitz ifas, Aachen Farewell of Prof. Murrenhoff and presentation of current research priorities and activities at ifas
15.06.2018 C. Gummich Parker Hannifin GmbH, Kaarst Simulation models open up new possibilities in Industry 4.0
S. Feldmann Roland Berder GmbH, Munich Service 4.0 and predictive maintenance between vision and reality
M. Waerder ifas, Aachen Presentation of current research projects in the working group "Digitization & Automation" of ifas

E. Heemskerk

Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr am Main

Multicircuit closed center systems

R. Leifeld IFAS, Aachen Presentation of current research projects in the department "Mobile and Stationary Systems" of IFAS

A. Kleist

Linde Hydraulics
GmbH & Co. KG,

Electronically controlled hydrostatic drive with shift in motion

D. Timmermanns Parker Hannifin GmbH,
Radial piston motors in "Fluid Column Technology" for hydraulic drive systems
M. Gärtner IFAS, Aachen Presentation of the current research projects in the department "Pumps and Motor Technology" of IFAS

R. C. Krähling

ARGO-HYTOS GmbH, Kraichtal

Predictive maintenance for hydraulic systems
H.-J. Dittmer Fluidtechnik Sindelfingen State of the art condition monitoring for approaching failure limits in water hydraulics
T. Mielke IFAS, Aachen Presentation of current research projects in the department "Tribology and Fluid Analysis" of IFAS

C. Trapp

Festo AG, Esslingen (Neckar)

Positioning of a pneumatically driven robot with seven degrees of freedom

O. Reinertz IFAS, Aachen Presentation of current research focus and activities at IFAS

H. Baum

Fluidon, Aachen

Pressure shocks in tank lines of hydraulic drives

G. Scheffel Parker Hannifin, Kaarst


W.E.St. Elektronik, Niederkrüchten Position control with switching valves - control concepts and digital interfaces for the hydraulics
G. Winkes