Advanced Hydraulics Troubleshooting & Motion Control
Troubleshooting & Motion Control
Would an enhanced understanding of electro-hydraulics and complex pressure controls help you with your troubleshooting?
With the concepts in place from our level I & II courses participants are ready to tackle this intense level III course in advanced hydraulics topics. The emphasis is on understanding the internal workings and normal operating characteristics of complex hydraulic motion and pressure controls, making adjustments for proper operation and troubleshooting system problems. The electronics principles involved with proportional and servo valves are demystified for both mechanical and electrical maintenance workers.
The Ten Step Troubleshooting Process is taught with the goal of eliminating the hit and miss methods that can be so costly in terms of time and materials. Safety is stressed along with sound maintenance practices. The course is three days in length and is taught using a live hydraulics panel, simulation software, valve and component models and common test instruments.
Learn How To:
- Describe preventative maintenance procedures and list the steps in logical troubleshooting
- Interpret cartridge valve (logic element) designs and schematics.
- Explain the operation of transducers and perform basic tests.
- Explain proportional valve principles and make basic adjustments.
- Interpret ISO cleanliness codes and analyze oil test reports
- Identify servo valve designs and make basic adjustments.
- List the steps in safe testing of basic components.
Objective: Explain proportional valve principles and make basic adjustments
Activity: Valve connection and tuning for gain, deadband, ramp and more
Proportional Valve Amplifiers
Objective: Explain LVDT feedback, gain, deadband compensation, and ramp settings
Activity: Configure a proportional valve amplifier card
PID Motion Control
Objective: Define proportional, integral and derivative control
Activity: Tune a PID control loop for a motion control application
Proportional Pressure Valves
Objective: Describe the application of electro-hydraulic pressure valves
Activity: Connect and adjust a proportional relief valve
Objective: Explain the working principles of cartridge valves
Activity: Valve disassembly, inspection, test and reassembly
Hydraulic Press Circuits
Objective: Explain the unique problems in controlling energy in large volume actuators
Activity: Label prefill and decompression components. Complete sequencing of press controls
Servo Valve Basics
Objective: Connect and operate servo and proportional valves on our training panel
Activity: Interpret catalogue data and operational specifications
Servo Valve Adjustment
Objective:List causes of servo valve malfunctions
Activity: Adjust the null setting on a sensitive servo valve
Cylinder Position Transducers
Objective: Explain the relationship of electronic transducers used in hydraulics
Activity: Test for normal and malfunctioning transducer signals
Circuit Analysis - Ten Projects
Objective: Interpret system design features and flow paths
Activity: Work through ten puzzles and system schematic assignments
Complete list of topics:
- Industrial Fluid Power Principals
- System Troubleshooting
- Component Tests
- Pump and Actuator Tests
- Pilot Operated Valves
- Cartridge Valves
- Proportional Valves
- Oil Analysis and Advanced Filtering
- Servo Valves
- Cylinder Position Transducers
Where to go from here?
Advanced Hydraulics Troubleshooting & Motion Control is part of a general hydraulics training plan. Other courses at the same level include Hydrostatic Drive Troubleshooting Bootcamp, and Advanced Mobile with Load Sense.