Hydraulics Level II

This course is a hands-on discussion of fluid power principles and the operation of more advanced hydraulic systems. It builds upon the fundamental principles covered in Hydraulics Level I course. Advanced methods of controlling hydraulic energy, including proportional valve technology, are introduced. While some formulas are used, math is minimized. Hydraulic components are discussed including variable volume pumps, proportional valve, servo valves, and insert cartridge valves. Fluid power symbols are discussed along with more advanced hydraulic schematics. Circuits covered are more complex than those in the Level I course, with some typical industrial applications. Operation of components are reviewed and sample circuits are discussed. Circuit problems are solved by the student on a hydraulic trainer.

Safety glasses with side shields will be required for this class.

Labs Include: Introduction to the hydraulic trainer, schematic & parts list Familiarization & relief valve setting Counterbalance valve Accumulator control circuit Proportional directional control valve Insert Cartridge valve (Note: Labs are performed by the student on a working hydraulic trainer)

Suitability: This course is ideally suited for maintenance personnel, equipment operators, technicians, supervisors and engineers desiring an advanced knowledge of hydraulic fluid power principles and components.

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