Hands-On Understanding & Troubleshooting Hydraulics
Purpose of Seminar:
Being able to operate, maintain and troubleshot your own hydraulic equipment and systems starts with simply understanding how and why all the various
components work. That is what this course is all about. We will provide you the basic building blocks and information you need to become proficient in working with hydraulics. This course is perfect for multi-craft technicians who just need a solid refresher. And because we know time is money this seminar is designed to have immediate impact so that you can start saving maintenance dollars on costly repairs and service calls today! We approach our students as if they were our own employees. We give them real world, practical knowledge. Students attending this course are expected to go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they have learned. Now
that's "Real World" training!
What you will learn:
Upon completion of this course, students will receive a training certificate and .7 Continuing Education Units for each day attended (1.4 credits for 2
days), indicating that the student has learned to:
- Identify hydraulic components by their schematic symbols
- Understand the applications of both primary and auxiliary components
- Select the correct valves, motors and actuators to obtain desired results
- Design simple hydraulic circuits using schematics
- Diagnose and avoid common system & component problems
- Understand the differences and commonness of mobile and industrial hydraulics
- Determine applications for, install and charge an accumulator
- Select, size, seal and route hydraulic pipes and hoses
- Control heat, filtration and contamination in hydraulic systems
- Work with hydraulic fluids and components in a safe and environmentally friendly manner
- Properly test and inspect hydraulic systems
- Diagnose system versus component problems
- Evaluate the cause and effect of changing or re-sizing system components
Who should take this course:
This seminar is a must for anyone who is involved with fluid power maintenance at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you’re not sure you’ll fit in or will benefit from the class, don’t worry – you will! People who will benefit from attending this seminar include…
Maintenance, Operations & Purchasing Managers & Personnel in:
- Manufacturing Plants
- Commercial Buildings
- Waste Water Facilities
- Government Buildings
- Shopping Centers
- Office & Apt Buildings
- Maintenance Personnel
- Maintenance Managers
- Purchasing Agents
- Operations Managers
- Plant Managers
- Manufacturing Managers
- Production Managers
What you will take home:
- American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered n the class
- Personalized Training Certificate with .7 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for each day attended, approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas.
- All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility
Credits: You will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and 0.7 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for each day attended or 1.4 CEUs for attending both days. CEUs are approved by the MTAA (Maintenance Training Association of the Americas).
Course Outline / Agenda:
How Does It Work?
This course begins with an overview of hydraulic principles and progresses through hydraulic system components including pumps, valves, cylinders, motors, rotary actuators, accumulators and filters with emphasis placed on component structure and the identification of the components by the proper symbol as standardized by ANSI and ISO.
Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, audio-visual material including power point presentation, animation of components and systems, hands-on lab exercises with real world hydraulic components and actual operating training stations.
- Hydraulic Principles
- Positive-Displacement Pumps
- Flow Control Valves
- Directional Control Valves
- Check Valves
- Hydraulic Cylinders
- Hydraulic Motors
- Hydraulic Rotary Actuators
- Pressure Control Valves
- Pilot Operated Pressure Control Valves
- Fluid Conductors
- Reservoirs, Heat Exchangers and Filters
How Do I Troubleshoot?
During Day 1, students gained a “working knowledge” of hydraulic components and their function within an operational system. This course builds on that
knowledge and is designed to help the student become aware of the decision making process that is part of a good troubleshooting procedure.
Using state of the art animated software and hands -on exercises, the instructor focuses on the troubleshooting process and the inspection and testing tasks that are part of a systematic approach to locating malfunctions and their underlying causes.
The hands-on lab exercises require the students to troubleshoot real world system problems. Every application which is discussed is totally dissected in the animated program. This animation program allows the instructor to recalibrate; pressure, flow, torque, load and even upsize and downsize of components.
- Basic Troubleshooting Requirements
- Generalization on Troubleshooting
- Noisy and Cavitating Pumps
- No System Pressure
- Low or Erratic System Pressure
- No Movement of Actuator
- Slow or Erratic Actuator
- System Running Hot
- Common Cylinder Problems
- Solenoid Failure
- Internal and External Leaking Control
- Troubleshooting Hydrostatic Transmission
CERTIFICATES & TESTING
After completion of this seminar students will receive a Certificate of Completion and 0.7 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for each day attended or 1.4 CEUs for attending both days. CEUs are approved by the MTAA (Maintenance Training Association of the Americas). Students attending both days may also elect to take the MTAA Certification test associated with this topic. Test instructions are provided to the student at the end of day 2.
About our Instructors:
"Real World Training...for Real World Needs" is not just our slogan, but also our mission statement. At American Trainco, we approach our students as if they were our own employees. We instruct them and guide them in practical knowledge that allows them to immediately go back to their workplace and apply what they have learned. Our instructors are seasoned veterans with years of real world experience, and the students who attend our seminars often get more from a single week of training than an entire year of reading textbooks or watching videos. How do we know? They tell us.
Anyone can teach theory, but there simply is no substitute for experience. What sets American Trainco apart is our ability to communicate that experience into the brains of our students. As one attendee told us at the end of his two-day training course, "I think I can go back to work now and teach the veterans a thing or two."
All American Trainco instructors are required to have a formal education and real world work experience. They need to be leaders in their field. We
hire field people without teaching experience, and we don't hire teachers without field experience. They must have both. And since attendees critique the instructor at the end of each class, a positive and enjoyable learning experience is virtually guaranteed.