New course: 'Effective maintenance of hydraulic servo systems'
Posted to News on 14th Oct 2007, 20:44

New course: 'Effective maintenance of hydraulic servo systems'

Failures in hydraulic equipment can often be traced to simple causes such as contaminated fluids and it is estimated that poor system maintenance is the root cause of 90 per cent of servo valve damage. To address this, Moog and the National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC) have now formed a training partnership and jointly developed a new training programme entitled: Effective maintenance of hydraulic servo systems.

New course: 'Effective maintenance of hydraulic servo systems'

The benefits obtained from attending such a course include increased productivity, reduced downtime and safer working systems through improved knowledge and understanding of effective maintenance techniques. This course is aimed at engineers involved in the maintenance and management of fluid power systems involving servo control, as well as anyone considering introducing a system to their business.

Delegates will learn to develop a proactive and effective maintenance schedule through a better understanding of the system and its needs. They will find out how to work with confidence on their system through practical hands-on experience and advice from the NFPC, and dramatically reduce costly breakdowns by understanding the true significance of contamination and learning to control it.

Delegates will also be introduced to safe and good working practices that must be followed when working on and with hydraulic systems, thereby ensuring effective and reliable maintenance techniques are applied. They will be trained to protect their safety and the safety of their colleagues by learning about the current best practices and legislation in the industry, and will find out how to increase the reliability of their system by learning how to select the right components, and when to replace them.

On completion of the course, the delegate will have a greater understanding of the origins of contamination and actions to be taken to minimise ingression, which are factors that affect system and component performance, symptoms associated with changes in performance, the importance of implementing and maintaining effective contamination control systems, the ability to translate the relevant data associated with contamination control, fundamental principles that underpin the operation of all systems, the ability to read and interpret hydraulic circuit diagrams, and the importance of establishing clean and safe working procedures.

It is assumed that trainees will have a basic knowledge of fluid systems. Each delegate will receive a comprehensive set of course notes, Moog technical literature and a Certificate of Attendance. Courses last two days and are being run on the following dates:

  • 6-7 November 2007
  • 8-9 January 2008
  • 5-6 February 2008
  • 4-5 March 2008

All courses will be delivered at the NFPC in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Further information can be obtained by emailing Mark Greenway or Caroline Sheppard on [email protected].

Moog Controls

Ashchurch Industrial Estate
Alexandra Way
GL20 8NA

+44 (0)1684 296600

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