Bosch Rexroth South Africa has launched a course on electro-hydraulics to expand the scope of its training offered to customers, ensuring that they are equipped to meet the electro-hydraulic demands in industry.
The course is tailored to meet the electro-hydraulic educational requirements for anyone working in the industrial or mobile hydraulic industry, from technicians, mechanical fitters, earth moving equipment mechanics and millwrights to engineers.
The hydraulic course, hosted at the Bosch Rexroth Hydraulic Training Department, in Kempton Park, Gauteng, runs over 5 days. The course enables a better understanding of the electrical control systems and develops the candidate’s fault finding techniques. It focuses on the electrical control of hydraulic systems by using push buttons, relays, proximity and pressure switches, etc., differing from the manual actuation of normal on/off hydraulics.
A total of 10 practical exercises are completed over the training period. By equipping technicians with the tools to systematically fault-find in electro-hydraulic circuits instead of just replacing parts until the circuit works, they can proactively prevent downtime and reduce company costs.
“Without the physical completion of these exercises, the candidate will not have that ‘hands on’ feel for the subject and practice the art of following the hydraulic and electrical schematic,” explains Arthur Sanderson, Technical Trainer and Trade Test Officer, Bosch Rexroth South Africa.
The course includes an assessment consisting of a theoretical and practical paper. Candidates must achieve 70% on both assessments to be deemed competent, and the practical paper requires the design and assembly of an electro-hydraulic circuit.
Bosch Rexroth South Africa is an accredited training provider with MerSETA. This course is unit standard aligned (Unit Standard 13115), and is currently in the process of CPD verification with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
Booking your spot
“Interest in this course is high and already scheduled courses were booked very quickly,” Arthur says. “It is therefore recommended that interested parties book a month in advance.”
Bosch Rexroth South Africa’s new course focuses on the electrical control of hydraulic circuits to enable a better understanding of the electro hydraulic control system, while enhancing fault finding techniques.