Basic Hydraulic Training

Learn about basics of hydraulic and what it's used for

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HI03 - Compare hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical

compare drive sizes

This module will look at some of the key differences between hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical drive systems. This includes:

  • Typical Power Ranges
  • Typical Sizes
  • Duty Benefits
  • Installation Flexibility

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Video Instruction Coursework Exercise


HI04 - Basics of hydraulic components

Basic hydraulic components

This module will explain what the basic components are, that make up a simple hydraulic circuit. This includes:

  • Hydraulic Pumps
  • Hydraulic Valves
  • Hydraulic Actuators

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Video Instruction Interactive Experiment


HI05 - Basic hydraulic circuits

Basic hydraulic circuit

This module will explain the layout and function of a basic hydraulic circuit.

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Video Instruction Interactive Experiment


HS01 - How to operate hydraulic equipment safely

power units

This module will cover some basic issues for how to operate hydraulic equipments safely. This includes:

  • System indentification
  • Documentation and training
  • Risk assessments
  • Key operating and risk points

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Video Instruction Coursework Exercises


HI06 - Example tractor hydraulic circuit

tractor hydraulic circuit

Showing a sample tractor hydraulic circuit and the functions it drives.

Introducing the basic layout of the main components in a typical hydraulic circuit.

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Image Tour Interactive Experiment


HI01 - Examples of working hydraulic equipment


HI01 - What fluid power is used for

fluid power is used for

More examples of where fluid power is used.

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HI02 - Where hydraulics is used

where hydraulic is used

Understand some typical applications where hydraulics is used.

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Things You Will Learn

This module will introduce you to hydraulic equipment with examples of where it is used. It will explain the types of component that are used and how they work together in a circuit.


Things you will learn

This module will introduce you to hydraulic equipment with examples of where it is used. We will explain the type of components that are used and how they work together in a circuit.

Individual sections will explain:

1. Understand some typical applications where hydraulics is used.

2. More examples of where fluid power is used.

3. What the basic components are that make up a hydraulic circuit.

4. Explaining the layout function of a small hydraulic circuit.

5. Showing a sample tractor hydraulic circuit and the functions it drives.


Relevant Sectors

This module does not cover or apply to any specific equipment or industry. It is intended to lay down the basic building blocks for understanding how hydraulics works and what components are used in both mobile or industrial applications.


Target Audience

People who hope to work in any positions in the hydraulics industry and would like to know what the excitement is all about.


Previous Knowledge Required

None


Further Reading

Look around you for equipment that uses hydraulics.

Progress to our Newbie Training.