Webinar: Considerations for Product Testing of Fluid Transfer Systems in Heavy Equipment

Demand for heavy equipment is expected to increase over the next several years as the construction and agricultural markets grow. Additionally, heavy equipment technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated as smart technology, fuel efficiency, and autonomy make leaps and bounds.

Original run date: Thursday, June 7, 11:00 EST | download below

Fluid transfer systems for heavy equipment are changing too. Assemblies are becoming increasingly complex, product development cycles are shortening, and many manufacturers are striving for weight reduction and miniaturization of parts.

With so much increased demand for a structure that already faces incredibly high demand and harsh conditions, it’s more important than ever to use laboratory testing to ensure the safety and efficiency of fluid transfer systems designed for heavy equipment.

In this 45-minute webinar, Smithers expert Jeff Andrasik will provide an overview of product testing of fluid transfer systems in heavy equipment. He’ll cover important topics such as:

  • Current trends in heavy equipment and fluid transfer systems
  • Challenging conditions specific to heavy equipment fluid transfer systems
  • Common failure modes
  • Test methods and considerations for customization
  • The value of an external testing partner

Speaker Bio

Jeff Andrasik, Product Testing Operations Manager 

Jeff Andrasik joined Smithers Rapra in 2002. The first member of Smithers’ product testing team, Jeff has grown the program to a team of ten engineers in two North American locations and is working to establish a third location in Suzhou, China.

Jeff has over 15 years of experience testing rubber and plastic components, parts, and products against common industry and government standards. He has developed and executed a wide variety of test programs including pressure, vibration, and temperature specifications on automotive, industrial, aerospace, nuclear, and consumer products.

Jeff is a member of the Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council of the Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD). He is a graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Polymer Engineering.