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Basic Hydraulics

This course covers industry-relevant hydraulic skills while showing how they apply to fundamental hydraulic principles, such as pressure and flow. As an example, after completing this learning system, students will not only understand concepts like flow rate versus cylinder speed and pressure versus cylinder force, but also be able to operate, install, design, and troubleshoot basic hydraulics for various applications. Students will first study the physical principles of hydraulics and how hydraulic mechanisms are used in real-world applications. From this building block, learners begin constructing hydraulic circuits, which gradually increase in difficulty and number of industry-standard components as the curriculum goes along. By taking this approach, learners will understand each component’s function in a circuit, which makes troubleshooting easier. Topics include pumps, gauges, hydraulic motors, cylinders, and numerous valves, including schematic symbols for each component, creating the ability for users to read and draw their own hydraulic schematics. The class meets for a total of 24 hours of training and is a prerequisite for our Intermediate and Advanced Hydraulics classes.

Intermediate Hydraulics

The skills and principles offered in this class build on the fundamentals taught in Basic Hydraulics, but also lead to additional, more-advanced learning systems. Students will be introduced to advanced hydraulic components such as pilot-operated check valves, two-position directional control valves, and telescoping cylinders. Instructors will explain how each works, and then shows how they relate to real-world applications. Learners will be able to understand concepts like pressure intensification and cylinder regeneration while also being able to operate, install, design, and troubleshoot hydraulic components. The class meets for a total of 24 hours of training and is a prerequisite for our Advanced Hydraulics class.

Advanced Hydraulics

This class covers a range of topics like hydraulic motor types (external gear, orbiting gerotor, roller vane, etc.), hydraulic formulas such as calculating theoretical pump flow rate given displacement, as well as hydraulic conductor types, filtration methods, and reservoirs. This signature Amatrol philosophy of teaching theory while providing hands-on training fortifies both concept and practice, resulting in participants who can build a freewheeling motor circuit as well as explain how fluid compressibility affects hydraulic system operation. The class meets for a total of 16 hours of training.