The best way to learn is to experiment with actual equipment. Our simulations allow you to safely operate a wide range of hydraulic components and systems.
Watch the videos, read or listen to the course text for each module, then experiment with each application.
Operate or run tests within the training simulations until you understand what is happening. Then click the forward arrow in the top bar to step to the next level. Operating the virtual equipment makes you think about what you are doing and will, therefore, help you understand and remember much more effectively.
Hydraulic design can be specific to particular industries or machines. Make sure the comments made within this website apply to the equipment you are using.
Level 1 For people with no knowledge what hydraulics is used for or how it works. If you are new to hydraulics then 'Newbies' is for you.
Level 2 For people who have a little knowledge of how hydraulic equipment works but want to know more. The content is aimed at people who work with hydraulic equipment or manage people who do. If you purchase hydraulic equipment then this section is intended to make sure you understand what you are buying and ensure you purchase the most appropriate components or systems.
Level 3 For maintenance engineers who need detailed product knowledge to identify issues and resolve problems quickly and effectively. Will provide expert tips and explain the underlying calculations and design strategies used to create the equipment.
Level 4 For people who design hydraulic equipment and want to extend their knowledge. This will include strategies for different equipment, tips, long with the mathematics or science behind the design.
Use the FWD and BACK arrows to step through the training course sequence.
Or select the section you want from the drop-down list.
Click the sound button to switch the narration on or off. No button means no sound.
Click and drag the slide bar to change the setting within the program. You can also edit the value in the text box, if there is one.
There are sometimes two versions of each program available. The one in the main site pages and a second, available through the level icon or heading text. The second version expands to fill the size of your browser and has no menus or headings in the page. This may be preferable for mobile devices.
The website content has been written to allow the different groups of users to quickly find the information that is relevant to them. This will also guide people through what they need to know and allow more experienced hydraulic engineers to refresh their knowledge with things they may have forgotten.
What hydraulic X are used for
Aimed at beginners who want an appreciation of what the technology does or the range of terminology and uses for each component.
How hydraulic X work
A description of how the component work. Understanding how something works can be necessary to help people purchase, specify or repair the correct components.
Different types of hydraulic X
Often the same component is available in lots of different versions. This section will equip people with the knowledge required to make sure they identify the correct version they require.
Tips for operating and maintaining
Many hydraulic components have particular issues or requirements that need to be understood or cause common failures. Handy to know before purchase, operation or maintenance.
Typical operating characteristic
Here we cover the detail information you need to know if you are maintaining, testing or specifying hydraulic components.
How to specify
A review of the areas you should consider when selecting the correct components. Please be aware that understanding the loads and requirements of each system are key to specifying the components and we cannot cover every application in the training.
Design Tips, techniques and potential issues
We cover some of the more advanced issues you might need to consider during the design stage but are probably too late if the system has been made or is working properly.
Each icon shows you the type of content the following information relates to:-
Information relates to mobile hydraulics only.
Information relates to industrial hydraulics only.
Maintenance or service information.
Tips, tricks or points of interest.
Test your skills with a quiz.
Watch a video.
Commercial details or information.
The yellow colour shows this is specific to mobile equipment design.
The light blue colour shows this is specific to industrial equipment design.
The dark blue colour shows this applies to most hydraulic equipment design.