Carl Dyke, founder of CD Industrial Group, will lead four of the key technical sessions at the inaugural Fluid Power Technology Conference, presented by Fluid Power World. The event is slated for June 21 and 22 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center.
Dyke, who also is a contributing editor for Fluid Power World, specializes in media-rich training tools that bring hydraulic and pneumatic systems to life, such as its Live Schematics, which are animated, interactive schematics. He leads a team of consultants, educators, tradesmen, writers, programmers and artists to give mobile and industrial users of fluid power technology the best training available.
Dyke will be presenting condensed versions of four of his key industrial and mobile machinery courses. They include the following:
• How to maintain & troubleshoot hydraulic systems—What goes wrong, how do you solve the immediate problem and then prevent recurrence? Half of the battle in hydraulic system troubleshooting is first knowing exactly what ‘normal’ is. In this interactive session Carl will present some of the basic component and system faults he has encountered, and a logical method he uses for zeroing in on a fault. How symptoms are analyzed and how clues are gathered will be reviewed from a perspective of knowing and measuring normal system performance. Participants will be engaged in an open conversation on methods for hydraulic system maintenance that help keep unplanned faults to a minimum.
• Pneumatics maintenance & troubleshooting— This course gives maintenance personnel an understanding of pneumatic principles, component design and function. It will touch upon airline equipment, valves, vacuum, actuators and more. Attendees will learn how to identify and explain actuators; pneumatic circuit and electro-pneumatic designs; apply logical steps in troubleshooting; and analyze air-over-oil circuit design and vacuum system diagrams for proper diagnosis and troubleshooting.
• Electro-hydraulics troubleshooting and motion control— Proportional valves, servovalves and fine motion control systems offer their own unique challenges to the maintainer and troubleshooter. The emphasis will be on understanding the internal workings and normal operating characteristics of complex valves, making system adjustments and maintenance checks for proper operation, and also troubleshooting tips.
• Advanced mobile with load sense hydraulics—This course is designed for personnel who are charged with the care of mobile equipment with load sensing hydraulic systems. Plenty of animations and interactive simulations will show up on screen as this session looks at load sensing hydraulic system functions, and how to test, adjust and troubleshoot them.
For complete details and a list of all other sessions and to register, visit www.fluidpowertechconference.com.