Hydraulic Training Courses

Hydraulic training from the Bosch Rexroth Africa is fully-accredited and available across Africa. 

Hydraulic Training Courses

Hydraulic training from Bosch Rexroth Africa is fully accredited and available across Africa.

Training is provided for general hydraulic fitters and fluid power specific hydraulic fitters, as well as basic hydraulic technology training courses. Hydraulic training is aimed at several degrees of specialisation, including customer-specific training; institutionalised training through universities and colleges; and eLearning.

Enquire about our comprehensive hydraulic training programmes.

Why our Hydraulic Training?

Rapid technological advancement within the fluid power industry has dictated the need for higher levels of competency. In recognition of the demand for advanced skills levels within this industry sector Bosch Rexroth Africa has full time technical trainers available to present customised hydraulics training courses in South Africa specifically developed to meet industry or customer needs.

Training can be tailored to improve specific skill sets from basic through to advanced levels, such as certain aspects pertaining to hydraulic engineer training, for example.

In addition, comprehensive hydraulic training on entire systems is available from the Group’s hydraulic training department.

Our hydraulic training programmes are designed for our customers, their employees – including end users and technicians – and business managers. When you purchase products from Bosch Rexroth Africa, you have the option to receive hydraulic training on operation and maintenance for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

Benefits of our Hydraulic Training

The Bosch Rexroth Africa Training Department offers a range of Hydraulic Training courses relevant to the Fluid Power Industry ranging from Introduction to Hydraulics, Theory of Hydraulics, Fundamental & Principles of Hydraulic and Electro Hydraulics

  • An in-depth understanding of hydraulic and electric components
  • Enhanced understanding of hydraulic and electric circuitry
  • Minimum time spent troubleshooting
  • Reduced maintenance cost
  • Improved plant availability
  • Practical exposure to components functionality and applications

1-Day Introduction to Hydraulics Training Course

Bosch Rexroth Africa facilitates a 1-day introduction to hydraulics training course which exposes participants to a very basic understanding of:

  • What is hydraulics
  • Why we use hydraulics
  • Where are hydraulics used
  • Basic understanding of pumps, valves and cylinders
  • Simple hydraulic machines 

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3-Day Theory of Hydraulic Training Course; SAQA US ID: 24460; NFQ Level 2

Bosch Rexroth Africa facilitates a 3-day basic hydraulic training technology course which exposes participants to:

  • Theory/principles of hydraulics
  • Hydraulic fluid characteristics
  • Symbols
  • Pumps & valves
  • Cylinders
  • Accumulators
  • Filtration & contamination
  • Basic circuit design
  • Troubleshooting

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3 CPD Training: Validation Number, SAIMeche-1371-03/23: SAIMeche-1449-07/24: SAIMeche-1450-07/24

Bosch Rexroth Africa Training Department has obtained CPD validation for three of our training courses: Theory of Hydraulics, Fundamentals and Principles of Hydraulics, and Electro Hydraulics. These course are designed with the engineer in mind, giving insight into hydraulic theory, design & build and troubleshooting/fault finding.

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in, to develop and enhance their abilities. CPD can be defined as the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge, skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout a person’s engineering career.

5-Day Fundamentals and Principles of Hydraulics Training Course; SAQA US ID: 244716; NFQ Level 3

Bosch Rexroth Africa facilitates a 5-day Fundamentals and Principles of Hydraulics training course which exposes participants to:

  • Theory/principles of hydraulics
  • Hydraulic symbols
  • Pumps & motors
  • Valve theory
  • Cylinders
  • Accumulators
  • Filtration & contamination
  • Basic circuit design
  • Troubleshooting

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5-Day Electro Hydraulics Training Course; SAQA US ID: 13115; NFQ Level 4

Bosch Rexroth Africa facilitates a 5-day Electro-Hydraulics training course which exposes participants to:

  • Principles of electro-hydraulics
  • Electro-hydraulic circuits
  • Current & voltage measurement
  • Electro-hydraulic equipment
  • Cylinder extensions via electric controls
  • Time relay
  • Electric self-locking
  • Momentary-contact limit switches
  • Pressure switches
  • Mechanical locking by means of momentary-contact switch contacts
  • Electric locking by means of contactor/relay contatcs

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Today, independent learning at the computer is an integral part of knowledge transfer. The freedom to choose the time and place, unlimited repeatability, individual speed of learning and interactive learning concepts make this method of learning an indispensable study tool.

As the exclusive supplier of Bosch Rexroth products and systems in Africa, Bosch Rexroth Africa provides access to a comprehensive online hydraulic training programme – developed and facilitated by Bosch Rexroth.

The eLearning programmes for hydraulics are available as individual and multiple licenses for the development of employees and students in industrial companies and education institutions such as schools, colleges and universities.

  • Hydraulic systems and properties
  • Structure and function of hydraulics
  • Physical principles and their meaning in hydraulics
  • Valve control technology
  • Hydraulic symbols ISO 1912
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Hydraulic pumps, motors & cylinders
  • Simple circuit diagrams

Customised Training Courses

We can also develop and present customised training courses specifically aimed at meeting industry and customer specific needs. This includes hydraulic repair training, hydraulic maintenance training and hydraulic hose training.

Interested in Hydraulic Training?

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Contact our training office on +27 11 979 4630.

Training at the Rexroth HUBB

Training is usually conducted at our state-of-the-art training facility – the Rexroth HUBB – in Kempton Park, Gauteng, which houses all the necessary training equipment.

Training in Africa at your Site

We are able to provide comprehensive training solutions on your site on request. No matter where in Africa your plant is located, your training will be catered for.

Who will benefit from Hydraulic Training?

Anyone with an interest in hydraulics, or linear motion technology, will benefit from Bosch Rexroth Africa's hydraulic training courses. Mechanical artisans; machine operators; maintenance, assembly and installation personnel; planning and design engineers; and those in similar professions will benefit from our comprehensive hydraulic training programmes.

Trust Africa’s largest hydraulics and pneumatics company with your hydraulic training.


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