A new course focusing on the electrical control of hydraulic circuits aims to enable a better understanding of the electro-hydraulic control system and also enhance fault finding techniques.
To expand the scope of the training offered to customers and to ensure they are equipped to meet the electro-hydraulic demands in industry, Bosch Rexroth South Africa launched the new course on electro-hydraulics. The course is tailored to meet the electro-hydraulic educational requirements of anyone working in the industrial or mobile hydraulic industry, including technicians, mechanical fitters, earth moving equipment mechanics, millwrights and engineers.
The five-day hydraulic course is conducted at the Bosch Rexroth Hydraulic Training Department in Kempton Park, Gauteng and focuses on the electrical control of hydraulic systems through the use of push buttons, relays, proximity and pressure switches, as well as other topics. The course aims to advance a better understanding of electrical control systems and develops candidates’ fault-finding techniques.
A total of 10 practical exercises are completed over the five days. By equipping technicians with the tools to systematically fault-find in electro-hydraulic circuits instead of just replacing parts until the circuit works, they can proactively prevent downtime and reduce company costs. “Without the physical completion of these exercises, the candidate will not have that ‘hands on’ feel for the subject and practice the art of following the hydraulic and electrical schematic,” explains Bosch Rexroth South Africa technical trainer Arthur Sanderson.
Bosch Rexroth South Africa is an accredited training provider with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority, or MerSETA, and the course is unit standard aligned, according to Unit Standard 13115. The company is currently in the process of Continuing Professional Development verification with the Engineering Council of South Africa, or ECSA.