Fluid Power & Systems extravaganza

19 Mar 2018

Fluid Power & Systems extravaganza

Fluid Power & Systems 2018, the only UK event that is 100% focused on a comprehensive range of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, together with products that facilitate better electro-mechanic system design and application for improved process automation, control, monitoring and analytics, will once again be co-located alongside Air-Tech, Plant & Asset Management, Drives & Controls, and Smart Industry Expo at Birmingham’s NEC  (Halls 8, 9 and 10) from 10th -12th April 2018.

Fully supported by the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), Fluid Power & Systems comprises the largest gathering of world-class companies displaying and demonstrating the latest in mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment.

Chris Buxton, CEO of the British Fluid Power Association, commented on the Association’s decision to exhibit again at Fluid Power & Systems: “There is no better event for the fluid power market than Fluid Power & Systems; thus, BFPA will be present at the 2018 outing with a larger than normal pavilion augmented with a dedicated Distributor pavilion co-located in the centre of Hall 8.”

Whatever your industrial sector, whether engineering, construction, offshore/marine, oil & gas, agriculture/farming, automotive, aerospace etc., Fluid Power & Systems – with free entry for visitors – offers a convenient one-stop shop for all your fluid power and system requirements, including:

  • Hydraulics: industrial and mobile, including pumps and power packs, cylinders, valves, motors, heat exchangers, and accumulators. Filters and sealing technologies.
  • Pneumatics: valve and valve islands, linear and rotary actuators, air motors, FRLs and other treatment technologies.
  • Systems: Electro-hydraulic & pneumatic systems design; CAN bus technology; process automation; monitoring & control; modelling & simulation.
  • Instrumentation: Sensors, switches and controls as applied to fluid power: Temperature, flow, pressure, liquid level, position.


The array of exhibitors at Fluid Power & Systems 2018 gives visitors access to a wide spectrum of opportunities, services, strategies, and technologies. Below are just a few of the companies exhibiting:


SMC Pneumatics UK Ltd

Variohm-EuroSensor Limited

Flow-Technology Ltd

Moontown Ltd

Ari-Armaturen UK Ltd

MP Filtri UK Ltd

The Smart Actuator Company


Ashton Seals

Tom Parker Ltd

Schwer Fittings Ltd

Johnson Valves

Custom Fittings Ltd

Camozzi Pneumatics Ltd

Pressure Vacuum Level Ltd

Allswage UK  Limited

Advanced Component Technology Ltd

Rastelli Raccordi Srl

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions


Burnett & Hillman

Hydrapower Dynamics Ltd

IMI Precision Engineering

BFPA (British Fluid Power Association)

Metal Work UK Ltd


British Valve and Actuator Association Ltd

Plascompo Limited

Uniflex / Abdex

Fairway Hydraulics Ltd

VHS Hydraulic Components Ltd

Hercules Hydraulics Ltd

Heypac Ltd

Lee Products

Vitillo s.p.a.

Antech Hydraulics Ltd

LJM Hydraulic Cylinders

Stauff UK Ltd

The Hydraulic Centre Ltd

Ashford Instruments Ltd

JCS Hi-Torque Ltd.


Ashcroft Instruments Limited

Star Hydraulics Limited

Plus many more.

Collectively the co-location of exhibitions will be the largest manufacturing and engineering events of 2018, and will create an unmissable event.


Knowledge Hub

Located at the heart of the 2018 co-location is The Knowledge Hub, sponsored by Gardner Denver, which will feature a free comprehensive programme of seminars and panel discussions, with speakers offering expert insight and practical advice on important and topical issues. This is in addition to The Maintenance Seminar Theatre.

As part of the ongoing global transformation to the smart manufacturing era, The Knowledge Hub’s theme for 2018 is Smart Factory - Concept to Reality, the journey to a smart future.

Global initiatives and the technological paradigm shift associated with the Industrial Internet of Things, shows that there is a growing opportunity for industry to take advantage of the creativity and entrepreneurial nature of UK companies.

The uptake of smart technologies in the industrial sector will be central to our future, by improving our national productivity, creating higher value jobs, and arming our workforce with the digital skills required in the decades ahead.

The Knowledge Hub fully reflects this and will provide a fascinating insight into the potential plants of the future, with high profile panel discussions and seminars from leading figures in the industry, including:


  • Lynne McGregor - Innovate UK
  • Chris Richards - EEF
  • Steve Brambley - GAMBICA
  • Dr Susan Scurlock - Primary Engineer
  • Dave Atkinson - Lloyds Bank
  • Chris Buxton - BFPA
  • Lina Huertas – HVM Catapult
  • Sam Turner – HVM Catapult
  • Jeremy Hadall - MTC
  • Sean Edwards – Santander
  • Charles Joel, BCAS
  • Tim Page, TUC


 Plus many more.


Over the course of the three-day seminar programme, visitors will have the opportunity to experience a complete smart roadmap, with each day of the Knowledge Hub representing a different stage of the smart journey covering all aspect of the digital transformation:


  • Day 1: Concept
  • Day 2: Transition
  • Day 3: Implementation


The UK manufacturing sector has the potential to be a global leader in the industrial digital technology revolution. This year’s Knowledge Hub theme Smart Factory - Concept to Reality, the journey to a smart future, will help ensure visitors seize the opportunities that exist and promote the benefits of adopting emerging digital technologies.

The variety and scope of the seminar programme for 2018 is extremely exciting, adding real value. The combination of leading manufacturing events, with a highly focused seminar programme, will give visitors a genuine opportunity to keep abreast of the latest industry developments.