Basic Hydraulic Training Reduces Down Time
Basic Hydraulic Training Reduces Down Time
Basic Hydraulic Training Reduces Down Time

Basic Hydraulic Training That Downsizes Downtime

A lot of companies live with unnecessary downtime and ongoing hydraulic problems because their maintenance personnel haven't yet received training in:

  • • how to read hydraulic schematics;
  • • how hydraulic components and hydraulic circuits function;and
  • • what it takes to prevent hydraulic problems.

If the maintenance personnel at your company haven't been taught how to read hydraulic schematics and don't understand how hydraulics function, there's a good chance hydraulic problems get solved through guesswork, trial, and error. Valve and pump settings are changed, and one component after another is changed out. And that all adds up to unecessary headaches, lost time, and wasted money.

Having your personnel learn to read and understand hydraulic schematics, understand how hydraulics function, know what each hydraulic component does, and learn how hydraulic circuits work, can help them downsize your downtime in three ways:

  • 1) Doing better and faster hydraulic troubleshooting;
  • 2) Preventing hydraulic-related problems;
  • 3) Getting the best longest possible life from your hydraulic components.

In addition, understanding how hydraulics and hydraulic circuits function will help your personnel get the best possible performance from your hydraulic equipment.

Will Your Company Benefit From Our Training?

Imagine for a moment that have a piece of equipment where all three cylinders completely extend when there's no load, but when the cylinders are put under load...

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Faced with this situation, people who participate in our Basic Hydraulic training can:

  • • read and understand the schematic;
  • • determine the most likely way to have all 3 cylinders extend under load and stop the overheating;
  • • understand why overheating is bad for hydraulics;
  • • pinpoint 5 places in this circuit that generate heat during normal operation;
  • • explain why the cylinder lifting a 20 ton load extended but the cylinders lifting 2 ton and 10 ton loads stalled;
  • • tell why using a load sensing pump instead of the pressure compensated pump is probably a very good idea;
  • • give several reasons why it might be a good idea to use a separate pump to drive the conveyor.

If your personnel can do these 7 things, then your company probably won't get much benefit from our Basic Hydraulic Training.

But if you're like most companies, our training (which is built around the question "what do you need to know in order to troubleshoot better, prevent hydraulic problems, and get the best possible performance from hydraulic equipment?") is an investment that will pay for itself by reducing downtime, extending component life, and getting your hydraulic equipment to operate more effectively.

The Solution to the Stalling Cylinders

If you'd like to review this problem with your personnel, or just see why this circuit lifts a 20 ton load but not 2 ton and 10 ton loads, you'll find a downloadable schematic of this "Stalling Cylinders Situation" and a video giving the 7 solutions to the problem at www.basicHydraulicTraining.com/StallingCylinders .

How to Schedule Training

You can schedule a 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day hydraulic training session in just 4 steps:

  • 1) Start by contacting us. Either click a Schedule Training button, or call Rob Fish at 708-328-6121708-328-6121.
  • 2) After we discuss your training needs, we'll email you a proposal for 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day training sessions conducted at your facility.
  • 3) If you'd like one or more of your schematics included as an integral part of the training, you'll send us the schematic(s).
  • 4) We'll conduct the training at your facility.

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