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Eaton’s Hydraulics Instructor Symposium introduces industry training leaders


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Eaton Corp. announced the completion of Eaton’s Hydraulics Instructor Symposium – an event “designed to expose hydraulics industry leaders involved in academic and commercial training operations to the latest technologies and methodologies.”

At the Symposium in Maumee, Ohio, representatives of Alexandria Technical College, The University of Dayton, and Alfred College were present as well as training executives and instructors from Eaton’s customers and distributors.

“Each session encouraged attendees to engage in a dialogue with both the presenters and the other attendees,” said Tom Blansett, manager of Training Services for Eaton’s Hydraulics Group. “The goal was to fully understand the technology being presented while sharing insights into potential applications and exploring the instructional methods that might best be used to transfer the necessary knowledge to other students.”

Some of the symposium subjects included:
– A CANbus primer
– Systemic contamination control
– Thread identification
– Cavitation and aeration
– Principles of proportional valve operation
– Hose assembly
– Proportional valve amplifier tuning and troubleshooting
– Fixed and variable pump controls
– Causes and cures of leaks
– Introduction to IEC 61131-3 complain programming
– Also a demonstration of HTS-2 technology



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