Sessions are presented by industry experts on fluid power topics of interest to engineers and designers.
Introduction to Hydraulics 1
Advantages of hydraulics; system operation; flow, pressure, speed, force, and torque; major components — pumps, valves, conductors, actuators, filters, fluids, reservoirs; symbology (reading schematics) and component interactions.
Presented by: Bob Sheaf, CFC Industrial Training

Introduction to Hydraulics 2
Discrete, proportional, and servo control; directional, pressure, and flow-control circuits; energy-saving circuits; pump controls; electronic controls and sensors; hydrostatic drives; contamination and filtration.
Presented by: Bob Sheaf, CFC Industrial Training

Fast & Efficient, Off-Line Kidney Loop Fluid Conditioning
When working with original equipment manufacturers, hydraulic system designers and plant maintenance engineers, one of the key factors for long system life and low down time is to provide isolated ‘Off Line Kidney Loop Fluid Conditioning & Monitoring.’ Hydraulic system efficiency, eliminating break downs and predictive maintenance are all keys that play a significant role in clients being able to more efficiently manage their hydraulic applications and systems, while maintaining peak power and efficiency of those systems. In the field of fluid contamination, ‘Cool Loop’ off line kidney circuits become a key component in the monitoring of hydraulic circuits where OEM’s/MRO’s are guarding against machine failure without disruption and system spikes, by isolating key system components such as; Filtration and Coolers. Today’s hydraulic system capital expenditures and machine downtime misfortunes are too costly for anyone to miss this seminar.
Presented by: Tim McDonald, Thermal Transfer Products

Hydraulic Components & Systems 1
A more in-depth discussion of hydraulic components, circuits, controls, and their interactions, with emphasis on contamination control to improve system reliability and reduce machine downtime and operating costs.
Presented by: Bob Sheaf, CFC Industrial Training

Manufacturing Benefits of Ductile Iron Components in High Pressure Systems
Until recently, pressure ratings for ductile iron components were based on book values and theoretical calculations and have been somewhat conservative. This presentation will highlight the manufacturing benefits that can be gained by using continuously cast ductile iron bar stock for ductile iron components. The recent developments being done at Milwaukee School of Engineering determining the pressure ratings for ductile iron will also be presented.
Presented by: Bob O’Rourke, Dura-Bar

Hydraulic Components & Systems 2
Additional discussion of hydraulic components, circuits, controls, and their interactions, with emphasis on system and component troubleshooting and predictive and preventive maintenance to get more work out of equipment.
Presented by: Bob Sheaf, CFC Industrial Training

Hydraulics in Mobile Equipment
Just about any heavy equipment that moves relies on hydrostatic drives. This session explores the operation of hydrostatic and implement drives excavators, dozers, loaders, and specialized mobile equipment, such as shredders, crushers, and grinders. Presented by: Bob Sheaf, CFC Industrial Training

Hydraulic Vane & Piston Pumps in Waste Truck Applications
Hydraulic vane pumps are used extensively on waste removal vehicles. This session covers Vickers type V10 and V20 medium-pressure pumps used in steering, fan drives, locking and implements; and Veljan high pressure vane pumps used in packing, lifting and implements. It will also cover the A10V piston pumps and the role of horsepower limiting compensation in waste compacting circuits, maintenance, and troubleshooting tips. Presented by Joan Armstrong, FluiDyne Fluid Power

Hydraulics in Stationary Equipment
Hydraulics is essential to the operation of balers, shredders, crushers, grinders, conveyors and other equipment used in waste disposal and recycling. This session examines some of the hydraulic circuits used in these powerful machines. Presented by: Bob Sheaf, CFC Industrial Training