Free e-learning facility covers hydraulic systems

28 February 2010

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Parker Hannifin is launching an innovative new interactive online learning programme designed to help all OEMs and end users of hydraulic systems to improve system performance, productivity and profitability. In particular, the free e-learning facility provides a simple but effective method of helping engineers understand both the problems that can be caused by moisture or particle contamination and the latest technologies that are available for different applications.

Using Parker's new e:Trainer website, all those involved in the specification, design, operation and maintenance of hydraulic systems can access interactive modules that make learning easy and convenient. Modules cover, for example, hydraulic fluid basics, the sources of particle contamination, water contamination and the ways in which contamination can cause damage to different system components.

Once users have successfully completed the online e-learning modules they are able to register free of charge for Parker's residential courses that are run throughout Europe and which explore different aspects of filtration technology in considerable detail.

Users can then use this knowledge to assess their own systems, to identify possible areas of weakness, and then improve the cleanliness and reliability of equipment by installing effective filtration systems. Ultimately, Parker believes that the knowledge gained will help engineers improve the productivity of hydraulic systems while reducing capital and operational costs.

John Botley, Marketing Manager for Parker's Hydraulic Filter Division Europe, states: "The new online learning facility is an important and exciting new initiative that allows us to share our extensive knowledge of contamination and filtration with our customers throughout the world, through a carefully structured yet easy to use interactive process. Perhaps as importantly, this is a unique facility that will appeal to anyone with an interest in improving the reliability of hydraulic systems or a desire to learn more about this often overlooked area of technology."

Registration for Parker's e:Trainer modules is free of charge. Simply visit and complete the registration form. You will then be sent a username and password to login and start learning.

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