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Current Courses:
Advanced Mobile Hydraulics
Basic Hose Technology
Cartridge Valves
Circuit Design (Industrial Level 400)
Electrohydraulics Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Filtration Fluids & Lubricants
IFPS Connector & Conductor Review and Job Performance
IFPS Electronic Controls Specialist Review
IFPS Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review
Industrial Basics
Industrial Hydraulics
Mobile Hydraulics
Pump Controls
Troubleshooting
Wind Turbine Fundamental Hydraulics


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Advanced Mobile Hydraulics
This four-and-a-half-day course will cover how to select and properly size components used in mobile hydraulic circuits. It will not cover industrial applications. Students will learn the correct methods for properly sizing components selected and not relying on “general rules” to optimize the energy use within a system. The course is math intensive, as basic math and physics are used to calculate required performance requirements for applications. Recommended Prerequisites: Eaton’s distributor’s personnel should complete all authorized brand certifications (either on-line or by instructor led courses) through level 300, as well as Industrial Hydraulics/Industrial Basics, Electrohydraulics Maintenance & Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting. Non-distributor personnel should have completed Industrial Hydraulics/Industrial Basics or Mobile Hydraulics, Electrohydraulics Maintenance & Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting. Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for personnel involved with the application and design of hydraulic systems and for product application specialists. NOTE: This course will meet the requirements for the Eaton 400 level certification for distributors and employees as part of the Channel Compensation Resource (CCR) program. Certification is valid 3 years. Topics covered: Pump energy utilization Open circuit pump controls including pressure comp, load sensing and torque limiting Pump sizing Pressure controls (reducing, unloading, sequencing, counterbalance) selection and sizing Directional controls - selection and sizing Flow controls - selection and sizing Light/medium/heavy duty transmission sizing and selection Cylinders - selection, sizing and mounting styles Motors - selection and sizing Hydrostatic steering selection and sizing Heat load calculations Heat exchanger sizing Filtration selection and sizing Reservoir selection and sizing Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises, and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Basic Hose Technology
This two-day course is designed for individuals interested in learning about the technology selection and application of hose and fittings in hydraulic systems. Recommended Prerequisites: None Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for hydraulic mechanics, technicians and installers working with hydraulic hose and fittings or tube assemblies. Topics Covered: Hose construction Terminology Tube, reinforcement and cover materials Hose specifications overview SAE, CEN & ISO Fitting design Review of hose end designs Attachment methods and assembly machine options Port & line connections, STC & metrics Definition of port and lines Identification tools and use NPT/NPTF pipe threads BSP pipe threads SAE O-Ring boss SAE split flange SAE 45 and 37 degree flare JIS 30 degree flare SAE flat face O-Ring seal Threadless connectors DIN connections ISO connections Hose routing and safety Leaks, causes and cures Hose failure analysis Proper hose selection using S-T-A-M-P-E-D Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require successfully passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Cartridge Valves
This three-day course covers both the theory and operations of DIN (slip-in) and screw-in cartridge valves. Operating principles of the most commonly used cartridge valves will be described and students will perform lab exercises to reinforce the concepts of how these components are used in both mobile and industrial hydraulic circuits. Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have completed Industrial Hydraulics, Industrial Basics, Mobile Hydraulics or equivalent training. Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for personnel involved with the maintenance and application of hydraulic systems and for product application specialists. It is not intended to be an engineering design level course. Topics Covered include: Cartridge valve basics Pressure control concepts Load holding - over center and pilot operated Systemic contamination control Flow control concepts Directional valve concepts Proportional valves Logic valves Check valves Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require successfully passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Circuit Design (Industrial Level 400)
This four-and-a-half-day course will cover how to select and properly size components used in industrial hydraulic circuits. It will not cover mobile applications. Students will learn the correct methods for properly sizing components selected, and not relying on “general rules” to optimize the energy use within a system. The course is math intensive, as basic math and physics are used to calculate required performance requirements for applications. Recommended Prerequisites: Eaton’s distributor’s personnel should complete all authorized brand certifications (either on-line or by instructor led courses) through level 300, as well as Industrial Hydraulics/Industrial Basics, Electrohydraulics Maintenance & Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting. Non-distributor personnel should have completed Industrial Hydraulics/Industrial Basics or Mobile Hydraulics, Electrohydraulics Maintenance & Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting. Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for personnel involved with the application and design of hydraulic systems and for product application specialists. Topics covered: Reservoir selection and sizing Pump selection Pump sizing and control analysis (pressure comp and torque limiting) Pressure controls (reducing, unloading, counterbalance, sequence, back-pressure) – selection and sizing Directional controls – selection and sizing Flow controls – selection and sizing Cylinders – selection, sizing, and mounting styles Motors – selection and sizing Heat load calculations Heat exchanger sizing Filtration selection and sizing Fluid conductor sizing Power units Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require successfully passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Electrohydraulics Maintenance & Troubleshooting
This four-and-a-half-day course emphasizes the fundamentals and principles of electrohydraulic system components and circuit operation. The course focuses on open and closed loop proportional as well as servo control systems. Attendees will work hands-on with a wide series of control products in a laboratory environment to set-up, tune and troubleshoot flow, direction, and pressure control circuits. In addition, students will learn how to properly maintain their hydraulic system to maximize efficiency and reduce system downtime by learning various troubleshooting techniques. Basic electrical/electronics formulas will be used for enhancing understanding. Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have completed Industrial Hydraulics, Industrial Basics, Mobile Hydraulics or equivalent training. Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for application engineers, and maintenance and repair personnel. Attendees are encouraged to have a background in hydraulics, but electronics knowledge is not a requirement. Topics Covered include: Hydraulic and electronic principles and equivalents Operational amplifiers Proportional solenoids Proportional flow, directional and pressure controls Servo valves and amplifiers Proportional power plugs Proportional amplifiers types A, B, C, and D On-board electronic proportional valves Din-rail mounted electronic controls Slip-in and screw-in proportional cartridge valves Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises, and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Filtration Fluids & Lubricants
This three-day seminar teaches students how to determine the contamination control requirements of hydraulic systems so they may properly design, maintain, and purchase hydraulic systems. The course examines the concepts behind effective contamination control and the proper ways to select and size a filtration solution for hydraulic systems. In addition, a fluids expert will spend one day covering the lubricants commonly used in hydraulic systems and what properties and characteristics are important when selecting a fluid for a hydraulic system. Topics Covered include: Systemic Contamination Control Theory Contaminants (other than particulate) and their effective control Filtration Sizing and Selection Types of lubricants classifications properties and applications Anti-wear Hydraulic Fluids Specialty Lubricants Fire Resistant Environmentally Friendly Fluids li> Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for maintenance, sales and design personnel.

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IFPS Connector & Conductor Review and Job Performance
This one-and-a-half day course is appropriate for individuals who have been trained in the field of fluid power and need to sharpen their skills by achieving Fluid Power Connector & Conductor Certification. The Connector & Conductor certifications require a three (3) hour job performance (hands-on) test and a three (3) hour written test. Recommended Prerequisites: IFPS has created a study manual for candidates who wish to prepare for the Connector and Conductor Certification exam. This course is a review session and students should prepare themselves by reviewing this manual prior to attending. IFPS Exam: The corresponding three (3) hour job performance (hands-on) test will follow the conclusion of the 1½ day review session on the afternoon of the second day. The three (3) hour written test will be offered at the same location on the following day after the job performance (hands-on) test. Test registrations must be made through the International Fluid Power Society at www.ifps.org for both the job performance and the written test, and are charged separately from the review session. Who Should Attend: Any fluid power professional involved in the selection, application, installation or sales of connectors and components. Topics Covered: Product identification Hose and coupling identification Identifying threads and selecting the proper O-ring Assembly component selection S-T-A-M-P-E-D method for selecting proper tubing & fittings Selecting abrasion protection Converting English and metric units - pressure conversions Assembly procedure and operation Measuring hose assemblies Cutting and skiving hose How to measure using a dial caliper or micrometer Determining displacement angles Cleaning of hose assemblies and cleanliness levels Flaring tubing and brazing assemblies Nomographic chart Related topics Leakage safety Fastener standards, specifications and markings Basic fastener types, terminology, measurements and strength classes Hose assembly routing tips

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IFPS Electronic Controls Specialist Review
This four-and-a-half-day course is appropriate for individuals who have been trained in the field of fluid power and electronics that need to sharpen their skills by achieving IFPS Electronic Controls Specialist Certification. Eaton’s review will help prepare students for the IFPS certification that is designed to review and test understanding, specification, and application of the full breadth of electronics used in the fluid power industry from simple sensors and limits to HMIs, controllers, and networks. It includes a brief review of applicable pneumatic and hydraulic principles, as well as in-depth examples of the electronics for both mobile and industrial fluid power equipment. Recommended Prerequisites: IFPS has created a study manual for candidates who wish to prepare for the Electronic Controls Specialist exam. This course is a review session and students should prepare themselves by reviewing this manual prior to attending. Who Should Attend: Any fluid power professional involved in application, design or sales of hydraulic and electrohydraulic systems. Topics Covered: Fluid power systems Electronic and electrical solutions Input/output devices Applying control theory Interacting with controllers Utilize industrial networks IFPS Exam: The three (3) hour written test will NOT be offered at the same location due to this review ending on a Friday. Students attending the review should register for the exam at a time and location that will best fit their schedule. Test registrations must be made through the International Fluid Power Society at www.ifps.org for both the job performance and the written test, and are charged separately from the review session.

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IFPS Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review
This three-day review course is appropriate for individuals who have been trained and work in the field of fluid power and need to sharpen their skills in various areas to become certified as an International Fluid Power Society Hydraulic Specialist. Recommended Prerequisites: IFPS has created a study manual for candidates who wish to prepare for the Hydraulic Specialist exam. This course is a review session and students should prepare themselves by reviewing this manual prior to attending. IFPS Exam: The three (3) hour written test will be offered at the same location on the following day after the review. Test registrations must be made through the International Fluid Power Society at www.ifps.org for both the job performance and the written test, and are charged separately from the review session. Who Should Attend: Any fluid power professional involved in application, design or sales of hydraulic systems. Topics Covered: Hydraulic symbols Circuit diagrams, size components, recognizing functions System parameters Force, distance, work, torque, speed, velocity and power Load calculations Motor characteristics Hydraulic pump and motor applications Valve sizing for hydraulic circuits Electrohydraulics: prop valves & amplifier cards Accumulators, intensifiers & boosters Heat exchangers & fluid conductors Filtration, fluids and lubricants Troubleshooting

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Industrial Basics
This four-and-a-half-day course is a condensed version of the Industrial Hydraulics course that includes hands-on exercises which focus on industrial component construction and operation, as well as on the role of the individual components in an operating industrial hydraulic system. Basic hydraulic formulas will be used for enhancing understanding. Recommended Prerequisites: None Topics Covered: Hydraulic principles and fundamentals Reservoirs and fluids Gear, vane & piston pumps Pressure controls Directional controls Flow controls Cylinders Vane & piston motors Contamination control Proportional and servo valves Cartridge valves Accumulators Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for sales, design, maintenance, and repair personnel who work with industrial machinery. Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises, and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Industrial Hydraulics
This two-week course covers the fundamentals and principles of industrial hydraulics with the additional emphasis on hands-on exercises. The construction, operation, and uses of individual hydraulic components are a major focus of this program. Basic hydraulic formulas will be used for enhancing understanding. Recommended Prerequisites: None Topics Covered: Hydraulics principles and fundamentals Basic system troubleshooting Fluids Reservoirs Pumps and pumping principles Pressure controls Directional controls Flow controls Cartridge valves Contamination control Filters Accumulators Gear, vane and piston motors Electrohydraulic systems Hydraulic circuits Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for operations, sales, maintenance, and repair personnel who work with industrial machinery. Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises, and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Mobile Hydraulics
This four-and-a-half-day course is a condensed version of the Industrial Hydraulics course, but focuses solely on mobile hydraulic components and applications. In addition, this course will include hands-on exercises which teach students how to make hydraulic circuits, component tear-down exercises, and the individual role of each component in a circuit. Basic hydraulic formulas will be used for enhancing understanding. Recommended Prerequisites: None Topics Covered: Hydraulic principles and fundamentals Reservoirs and fluids Actuators Fixed pump principles Variable pump principles Hydrostatic transmissions Pressure controls Directional valves Flow controls Contamination controls Cartridge valves Steering Accumulators Mobile hydraulic circuits Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for operations, sales, maintenance, and repair personnel. Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises, and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Pump Controls
This three-day course will familiarize students with the theory of operation of variable displacement pumps (both open and closed circuit). Students will learn the principles of operation for pressure compensation, load-sensing, and torque limiting for open loop pumps. Mechanical, hydraulic, and electro-hydraulic controls for closed loop pump applications will be taught as well as the differences between a pressure override control and power limiting. In addition, students will gain an understanding of how to optimize a fixed displacement pump system to minimize energy loss during operation. Recommended Prerequisites: Mobile Hydraulics, Industrial Hydraulics or Industrial Basics Topics Covered Include: Benefits of variable displacement vs. fixed displacement pumps Pressure compensation Load sensing (flow compensation) Torque limiting Horsepower regulation Manual pump controls Master slave arrangements Hydraulic remote Electro-hydraulic Constant pressure (mooring) control Multiple pump systems Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for anyone that has a need for understanding the proper application and use of pump controls in open and closed circuit applications. Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises, and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Troubleshooting
This four-and-a-half-day course is designed for those individuals involved with troubleshooting hydraulic systems in the industrial environment. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the proper techniques to perform systematic troubleshooting from symptom identification to fault isolation. Hands-on training is utilized to provide students the opportunity to perform troubleshooting techniques. Topics Covered Include: Hydraulic fundamentals Component functions and failures Graphic symbology review Circuit and control analysis Clamp and work circuits Contamination control Diagnostic instruments Systemic troubleshooting procedures Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for application engineers, maintenance and repair personnel. Recommended Prerequisites: Students should have completed either Industrial Hydraulics or Industrial Basics, or equivalent training. Completion Requirements: Students will be required to attend and participate in all sessions, exercises, and assignments. In addition, successful completion of this course will require passing a written exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Wind Turbine Fundamental Hydraulics
This four and a half-day course emphasizes the fundamentals and principles of hydraulic systems used for wind turbine operation such as pitch control, yaw control, braking, and cooling/filtration systems. Focusing on component construction and operation, as well as on the role of the individual components in an operating hydraulic system, the student will come away with a solid foundation for future studies within the hydraulics industry. Topics Covered Include: Hydraulic Principles & Fundamentals Graphic Symbology Hydraulic Fluids & Resevoirs, Hydraulic Pumps Pressure Controls Directional Controls Flow Controls Cylinders Hydraulic Motors Contamination Control EH Valves Screw-In Cartridge Valves Accumulators Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for sales and maintenance personnel who need to have a solid understanding of the operation of the hydraulics used in wind turbine operation.

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