IIoT Technologies Leading to Engaged, Optimized and Profitable Customer Relationships

A growing customer preference for online interaction and the continuing development of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies makes IIoT and online customer experiences a critical strategic area for companies involved in lubricants, industrial fluids, and related services. After providing a brief overview of IIoT technology trends, the presentation explores real-world examples of IIOT including lubrication, hydraulic power and service applications in multiple industries.  Integrating IIoT sensors for fluid condition monitoring, fluid related field services, and online customer engagement / technical support are key to reaping benefits and iterating towards more sophisticated AI and Machine Learning concepts. Opportunities for close, long-term engagement with customers, significant business process improvements and new IIoT enabled busines models are discussed.


Stephen Steen 
Vice President, Industrial IoT | Poseidon Systems, LLC

Stephen Steen is  Vice President of Industrial IoT for Poseidon Systems, LLC.  Poseidon Systems develops and manufactures real-time condition monitoring solutions that provide users with reduced O&M costs and improved asset reliability. Stephen has diverse experience in reliability technologies such as Condition Monitoring, Machine Learning, Fluid Analysis, Prognostics & Health Management, and Artificial Intelligence, spanning automotive, agriculture, heavy equipment, and energy. Stephen’s current role is focused on working with customers with adopting state- of- the-art IoT fluid solutions.  

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 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, on May 17th-20th.

Afton’s Technical Sessions and CMF at STLE 

Monday, May 17th

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

2A. Engine and Drive Train Session on Electric Vehicles I - Virtual Meeting Room 1
Fluid Cooling Performance Understanding for Electric Drivetrain Applications
Yungwan Kwak; Kun Liu; Adam Banks


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

2J. Synthetic Lubricants and Hydraulics II - Virtual Meeting Room 9
Critical Shear Rate of Polymer-Enhanced Hydraulic Fluids
Pawan Panwar; Paul Michael; Mark Devlin; Ashlie Martini


Tuesday, May 18th 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

4I. Commercial Marketing Forum IV - Virtual Meeting Room 9
Afton Chemical’s 2021 Key Driver Seminar     Download the event flyer
Afton Chemical’s Key Driver Seminar IIoT Technologies Leading to Engaged, Optimized and Profitable Customer Relationships
Stephen Steen; Phil Rohrer


Wednesday, May 19th

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

5F. Tribotesting I - Virtual Meeting Room 6
Comparing Aftons Bespoke Stick Slip Rig with the Former Cincinnati Milacron Rig
Ralph Lumby


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

6C. Engine and Drive Train II - Virtual Meeting Room 3
The Effect of Engine Oil and Lubrication System Design on Engine Friction as Demonstrated in a Motored Engine
William B. Anderson; Yuelei Ding; Kongsheng Yang; Zhang Yun; Sha Yang


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

6I. Grease I - Virtual Meeting Room 9
Back to the Basics – Part II: Fundamental Building Blocks of Grease Formulation – The Next Story
Joseph P. Kaperick


Thursday, May 20th

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

7E. Tribochemistry II: ZDDP - Virtual Meeting Room 5
Mechanisms for Decomposition of Antiwear Additives on Ferrous Surfaces: A REAXXFF Study of Phosphate Esters
Carlos Ayestaran Latorre; James P. Ewen; Arash Khajeh; Joshua D. Moore; Joseph Remias; Ashlie Martini; Daniele Dini


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

8A. Grease III - Virtual Meeting Room 1
Oscillating Wear – A Little Back and Forth
Rajeev Kumar; Joseph P. Kaperick; Larry C. Decker


Past STLE Key Driver Seminar 2019

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