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Fluid Power Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

9:00am to 9:50am

Best Practices in Mobile Hydraulic Maintenance
Mobile hydraulic systems are powerful, so it’s important to practice safety when maintaining them. This session covers money-saving maintenance techniques for hydraulic systems and how to work safely around them.

Presented by Robert J. Sheaf Jr., CFC Industrial Training

10:00am to 10:50am

Conquering the Extremes of Hydraulic Sealing
High pressures, extreme temperatures (both high and low), aggressive chemicals, and other hostile conditions present real challenges to sealing technology, all of which will be address in this session.

Presented by Gonzalo A. Barillas, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing

11:00am to 11:50pm

Technologies Reducing Leakage and its Environmental Impact
Hydraulic fluid leaks are not only messy, but unsafe and can cost your company plenty if they harm the environment. This session examines practical techniques to eliminate, reduce, and manage leaks.

Presented by Robert J. Sheaf Jr., CFC Industrial Training

Lunch Break

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Pneumatic Systems in Mobile Equipment
Pneumatic systems are widely used in all types mobile equipment, so this session explores important issues of mobile pneumatic systems that often are overlooked that those familiar with industrial pneumatics.

Presented by Robert J. Sheaf Jr., CFC Industrial Training

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Balancing High-Strength Tubing Selection and Cost in Hydraulic System Design
Hydraulic system engineers who need metal tubing to meet today's demands for higher system pressure are often faced with limited choices and cost constraints. This session will explore high-strength tubing options and their impact on system design and how new developments in high-strength tubing give designers more cost-effective solutions.

Presented by John H. Wilbanks, Quality Manager, Plymouth Tube Co.

3:00pm to 3:50pm

Contamination Management in Hydraulic Systems
By far, hydraulic fluid contamination is biggest cause of hydraulic system malfunctions. This session helps attendees reduce operating costs and downtime through contamination assessment and control.

Presented by Robert J. Sheaf Jr., CFC Industrial Training

Thursday, March 6, 2014

9:00am to 9:50am

Understanding Mobile Hydraulics
This session provides an overview of the widevariety of pumps, valves, and controls used in mobile hydraulic systems to make mobile equipment more efficient, powerful, and versatile than ever.

Presented by Terry Hershberger, Bosch Rexroth Corp.

11:00am to 11:50pm

Electronic Control of Mobile Hydraulics
Picking up where the previous session leaves off, this presentation summarizes electronic pump and valve controls and their advantages over conventional pilot-operated systems in mobile hydraulics.

Presented by Terry Hershberger, Bosch Rexroth Corp.

Lunch Break

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Troubleshooting Excavators and Loader Backhoes
After providing an overview of hydrostatic transmissions and other circuits commonly found in mobile equipment, this session examines basic malfunctions that occur and how to identify and correct them.

Presented by Robert J. Sheaf Jr., CFC Industrial Training

3:00pm to 3:50pm

Troubleshooting Hydraulics in Aerial Lifts
This session opens by reviewing common circuits used in mobile lift equipment, common malfunctions that occur in lift circuits and drives, and how to pinpoint their causes and correct them.

Presented by Robert J. Sheaf Jr., CFC Industrial Training

Note: These sessions assume the attendee has a basic knowledge of fluid power systems. To gain a working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, please refer to the short course, "Overview of Fluid Power Systems," which is being held Monday, March 3 in the South Hall.