Presentation Posted: Afton Chemical’s Key Driver Seminar at STLE

Originally presented Tuesday, May 21, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Session 4E
Music Row 5
Commercial Marketing Forum IV

Pushing the Limits: The Pressures that Drive Hydraulic Fluids to New Heights

The ever-increasing needs of hydraulics end-users are driving continuous improvement in hydraulic system design. Modern hydraulic systems are operating at higher temperatures, speeds, and pressures and are experiencing increased power to weight ratios. Hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood and must provide the vital elements needed to bring performance and protection to these complex systems. Please join us as we hear a leading OEM view on key drivers in hydraulic systems and fluids and how these are leading to new hydraulic fluid rating procedures.

Presentation now available online with expressed permission from Bosch Rexroth.

Afton Chemical’s CMF Plus follow-up article, as originally printed within STLE's TLT Magazine – November 2019 Issue, is now available to download; reproduced with permission.


Ralf Leonhardt
Engineering Manager Pumps and Motors - North America, Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Viktor Schuck
Team Lead, R&D Validation Laboratory, Pumps and Motors - North America, Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Introduction by Brian Rhode
OEM Relationship Manager, Afton Chemical Corporation

Download the event flyer.

Join Afton Chemical at the STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition


We are excited to announce that Afton Chemical will be a Palladium Sponsor for the upcoming STLE 2019 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee at the Omni Nashville, on May 20th-24th.

Visit Us at Booth #509.

Afton’s Technical Sessions and CMF at STLE 

Monday, May 20th

8:30 – 9:00am
Session 1D
Gears I
Music Row 1

Efficiency Testing for Industrial Gearboxes

Paul Norris, Jakub Jelita Rydel, Chip Hewette, Helen Ryan, Afton Chemical Limited, Bracknell, United Kingdom

5:00 - 5:30 pm
Session 2C
Engine and Drive Train Special Session on Electric Vehicles II
Legends C

Understanding Base Oils and Lubricants for Electric Drivetrain Applications

Yungwan Kwak, Atanu Adhvaryu, Xinggao Fang, Christopher Cleveland, Afton Chemical Corporation, Richmond, VA,
Susie Hurley, Afton Chemical Limited, Bracknell, United Kingdom

Tuesday, May 21st

11:00 – 11:30 am
Session 3D
Wear I
Music Row 1

Influence of Film Structure on Vane Pump Protection

Xinggao Fang, Mark Devlin, Phillipe Ezanno, Afton Chemical Corporation, Richmond, VA

Afton Chemical’s 2018 Key Driver Seminar
10:30 am - 11:30 am 
Session 4E
Commercial Marketing Forum IV
Music Row 5

Pushing the Limits: The Pressures that Drive Hydraulic Fluid to New Heights

Ralf Leonardt, Viktor Schuck, Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Fountain Inn, SC,
Brian Rhode, Afton Chemical Corporation, Richmond, VA

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Thursday, May 23rd

8:00 – 8:30 am
Session 7G
Grease I
Cumberland 1

Back to the Basics: Fundamental Building Blocks of Grease Formulation

Joseph Kaperick, Afton Chemical Corporation, Richmond, VA

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Session 8E
Tribochemistry - Materials Tribology and Nanotribology Joint Session III
Music Row 3

Tribofilms in Wet Clutch Applications

Darryl S. Williams, Afton Chemical Corporation, Richmond, VA

For more event information, visit the STLE website.  
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