Fluid Power World is happy to introduce a new column to our audience — Robert Sheaf’s Troubleshooting Challenge. Many readers may be familiar with these puzzling fluid power problems, as Sheaf has been penning his challenges for decades in several industry publications.
Each month, Sheaf will highlight a situation where he was called to consult on a malfunctioning system or machine, provide a circuit to highlight the machine’s functions and ask you, the reader, to troubleshoot the problem. Readers are encouraged to engage with Sheaf to discuss the problem. The answers will be printed in the following issue of Fluid Power World.
Sheaf founded Certified Fluid Consultants (CFC) in 1990 and is owner/CEO of CFC-Solar, Inc. (currently operating as CFC Industrial Training). He has been directly involved with fluid power for 45 years and has taught fluid power courses for 39 years throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Sheaf has been actively involved for more than 32 years with the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), having served in several leadership roles including president, director on the Board of Directors, chairman of the Certification Board and past president of FPS Publications.
He holds several IFPS certifications and other certifications for training and working offshore oil & gas rigs.
Stay tuned for the first Troubleshooting Challenge this week.
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