Learn about the different strategies used to design hydraulic systems. This section will help you understand why specific types of hydraulic equipment are used.
This module discusses some common industrial design techniques including sandwich plate design, platen/manifold mounted design or cartridge design. We cover the history and reasons behind why these techniques have become so widely used along with discussing the types of application where they would be used. Topics covered are:
This module discusses the mobile, mono-block approach to system design. We cover the history and reasons behind why these techniques have become so widely used along with discussing the types of application where they would be used.
This module discusses the cartridge design approach for hydraulic system design. We cover the advantages and potential issues from using this technique as well as discussing typical application where it may be used.
This module discusses the use of hydraulic pilot supplies and feeds for controlling hydraulic systems. We cover the background and reasons behind why pilot pressure control is used along with discussing the types of application in which it is used.
This module discusses the different types of load control system and explains some of the key points to be aware of. Topics covered are:
This module applies to both mobile and industrial applications although much of the more comprehensive control features will only be used on industrial applications. Lower cost power units in the industrial sector are very similar to the simpler mobile power units.
People who are responsible for hydraulic equipment in the following ways:
Managing or purchasing hydraulic equipment.
Maintenance Engineers repairing hydraulic equipment.
Hydraulic equipment designs.
Students are expected to be familiar with:
1. The operation of hydraulic fluid power equipment.
2. Understand hydraulic components and where they are used.
3. Able to read hydraulic circuit and their symbols.