This six-part course can be taught either in person or live-streaming instructor-led. Designed specifically for millwrights, electricians, supervisors, reliability technicians, and anyone who is responsible for the hydraulic maintenance of fluid power machinery. Maintenance personnel look at hydraulics differently than engineers, salespeople, or manufacturers. This workshop is designed to include the Five Things a Hydraulic Troubleshooter Needs to Know:
1. Component Functionality. If you are unaware of the function of any component, you have no way of knowing if it could be causing your problem. This course explains fully the function of most standard hydraulic components.
2. How to read a hydraulic Schematic. The best five minutes you will ever spend troubleshooting your system will be spent tracing the flow on your schematic. Yet, many technicians have not been taught how to read schematics, so they miss out on the benefit of using them. Schematic reading is seamlessly integrated into this course, not requiring heavy memorization, but instead fully explaining the characteristics of every symbol. All standard symbols are discussed, but with the firm understanding of the characteristics, if the students encounter a symbol they haven’t seen before, they can easily interpret its meaning.
3. Hydraulic troubleshooting techniques. Never remove a component from the system without good reason to believe it is bad. Whenever anything is removed from the system, it becomes open to airborne contaminants. The student will learn how to test components without removing them.
4. Proper system adjustment. Most systems are adjusted haphazardly on the fly. This course will teach the student how to tell when something is out of adjustment and the right way to set it for maximum speed and efficiency as well as extended uptime.
5. Reliability checklists. Preventative checks to make on a scheduled basis in order to find worn components before they cause an outage. Component wear is usually a very gradual thing and accompanied by specific symptoms. If the reliability checks taught in this class are followed regularly, there is not much in the system hydraulics that can go wrong without the technician being well aware of it. Most repairs will then be made during scheduled outages rather than interrupting production.