Objective: Explain proportional valve principles and make basic adjustments
Activity: Valve connection and tuning for gain, deadband, ramp and more
Learn about common electro-hydraulic fault issues!
Proportional Valve Amplifiers
Objective: Explain LVDT feedback, gain, deadband compensation, and ramp settings
Activity: Configure a proportional valve amplifier card
Whether your valve has electronics on board the valve, or if the amp is in a cabinet, there are the features to learn!
PID Motion Control
Objective: Define proportional, integral and derivative control
Activity: Tune a PID control loop for a motion control application
Learn to use terms such as feed-forward, setpoint, process variable, disturbance and more!
Proportional Pressure Valves
Objective: Describe the application of electro-hydraulic pressure valves
Activity: Connect and adjust a proportional relief valve
Find and adjust the on-board potentiometers!
Objective: Explain the working principles of cartridge valves
Activity: Valve disassembly, inspection, test and reassembly
Reinforce your understanding of logic elements and common faults!
Hydraulic Press Circuits
Objective: Explain the unique problems in controlling energy in large volume actuators
Activity: Label prefill and decompression components. Complete sequencing of press controls
Sort out mechanical vs. electrical faults!
Servo Valve Basics
Objective: Connect and operate servo and proportional valves on our training panel
Activity: Interpret catalogue data and operational specifications
Learn to adjust and care for fighter jet quality Moog servo valves!
Servo Valve Adjustment
Objective:List causes of servo valve malfunctions
Activity: Adjust the null setting on a sensitive servo valve
Keep the system clean, and learn these valves to a deep level!
Cylinder Position Transducers
Objective: Explain the relationship of electronic transducers used in hydraulics
Activity: Test for normal and malfunctioning transducer signals
Know your closed loop cylinder positioning control scheme cold!
Circuit Analysis - Ten Projects
Objective: Interpret system design features and flow paths
Activity: Work through ten puzzles and system schematic assignments
Read schematics like a pro!