Advanced Manufacturing

Our 3,000-square-foot training center serves the needs of Wake County business and industry by providing workforce training for technicians in industrial automation, circuit board technology, collaborative robotics, basic machining, and 3D printing. All programs include hands-on lab training supplemented with online instruction through Tooling University. 

Advanced Manufacturing programs and courses: 

  • Industrial Automation: Electrical, PLC, Hydraulics, Pneumatics Controls
  • Collaborative Robotics: Robotics Utilization, Operation, Basic Programming

  • Introductory Machining and 3D Printing: Introductory Vertical Mill and Horizontal Lathe, 3D Printing, Mechanical Troubleshooting, Mechanical Blueprint Reading

Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Hydraulics Controls
Name
SEF-3001BP1
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes HYDRAULICS controls.
Description
In this course, students will use hydraulic components, symbols, and schematics; construct a hydraulic circuit that incorporates electrical and PLC controls, given a description and a set of schematics; and find and correct circuit faults, using troubleshooting procedures and test equipment. In teams of two, students will construct multiple hydraulic circuits using hydraulic, electrical, and PLC schematics. The teams will troubleshoot common circuit faults using schematics and test equipment. Hands-on training will be supplemented with online assignments.
Course Objectives
  1. Gain an Understanding of basic Hydraulic Components and their Function
  2. Have the Ability to understand and interpret Hydraulic symbols, Schematics (Line and PLC Ladder Logic).
  3. Have the Ability to use Hydraulic Measurement Devices (Pressure, Volume Flow Rate) to perform Fault analysis and Correction
  4. Have the Ability to apply Electrical/PLC Basic Circuit Concepts (Logic Concepts, Boolean Math, Ladder Logic) to write PLC programs to interface with Electro-Hydraulic devices.
  5. Have the Ability to interface PLC and computer hookup and monitoring, PLC operation and perform Fault analysis and Correction.
  6. Have the Ability to use Hydraulic/Electrical Schematics and PLC Code to Select, Mount, Pipe and Wire Components to complete functional circuit.
  7. Have the Ability to perform and apply Hydraulic Compressor Power requirement calculations.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Session 1
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Energy (Work, Power, Horse Power, Torque, Heat)
    Fluid Flow
    Fluid Pressure
    Fluids
    Review Questions/Quiz
  2. Session 2
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Gear, Vane, Piston Pumps
    Fixed vs Variable
    Pressure Compensated
    Review Questions/Quiz
  3. Session 3
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Cylinders
    Motors
    Review Questions/Quiz
  4. Session 4
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Direct Acting/Pilot Operated Relief Valve
    Pressure Sequence/Pressure Reducing
    Unloading
    Counter Balance
    Brake
    Review Questions/Quiz
  5. Session 5
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Direct Acting vs Pilot Operated
    Open vs. Closed Center
    Open vs. Closed Circuit
    Review Questions/Quiz
  6. Session 6
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Throttling vs. Pressure Compensate
    Meter In/Meter Out
    Review Questions/Quiz
  7. Session 7
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Stack Valves vs Cartridge Valves
    Review Questions/Quiz
  8. Session 8
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Filtration
    Heat Exchangers
    Reservoirs
    Review Questions/Quiz
  9. Session 9
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    In-Line vs Pilot Operated
    Review Questions/Quiz
  10. Session 10
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Accumulators
    Pressure Switches
    Pressure Gauges
    Flow Meters
    Manifolds
    Review Questions/Quiz
  11. Session 11
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Hose
    Pipe
    Steel Tubing
    Review Questions/Quiz
  12. Session 12
    Objective: Define and understand the following:
    Symbolism
    Reading Schematics
    Review Questions/Quiz
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
Manufacturing Production Technician Certification
Website URL
www.msscusa.org
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Safety Procedures.



  2. Maintenance Awareness.
  3. Manufacturing Quality.
  4. Safety Procedures.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Basic math and general computer skills
Text and Supplies Needed
Student guides, HYDRAULICS training panels and associated wiring tools and equipment
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Standard classroom or conference type room.
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Completion of all assigned online modules with a score of 75% minimum for each module.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes HYDRAULICS controls.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Automation Controls Technician and Electrical Maintenance Technician
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
This is a skill gap area for the light manufacturing in Wake County that is dependent on Hydraulic skilled technicians to keep automated systems operating.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • • Automation Controls Technician and Electrical Maintenance Technician
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Advanced Manufacturing Center