Fluid-Power Course Covers Hydraulic Essentials

July 27, 2015
Due to a growing registration rate, MSOE's Applied Technology Center offers more Professional Education seminars in 2016.
Dr. Khalil has been assigned by the NFPA as the chair of the of the 2017 IFPE Education Course Committee. He will be instructing the classes in the Professional Education Program at MSOE in 2016.

Introduction to Hydraulics,” a Professional Education Seminar offered at Milwaukee School of Engineering, brings together class instructors with years of experience in fluid-power technology, techniques, system testing, and machinery. Instructors direct experimental research and industry projects for the Applied Technology Center (ATC) and the Fluid Power Institute (FPI).

Profession Education Seminars are aimed at engineers, manager, and other professionals. Participants will be awarded with one credit unit for each 10 hours of training and granted certificates from the International Fluid Power Society.

Approximately 200 participants from 40 companies take part in the Professional Education Seminars each year. Due to high demand, “Introduction to Hydraulics” will be offered four times in 2016: Jan 4-8, March 28–April 1, July 11–15, and October 3–7. Dr. Khalil, an instructor for the class, states that most participants registered after hearing positive reviews for the class.

Two industry professionals build a hydraulic circuit to verify the performance of a closed loop cylinder position control system.

Participants can expect to learn the fundamentals of fluid power. They will practice building, simulating, and controlling model fluid-power circuits with the Universal Fluid Power Trainer (shown below). Participants also benefit from working with other professionals in a learning environment and build lasting relationships in the business world.

Additionally, for first time, the program contains topics other than fluid power, including mechanical systems, mechanical maintenance, process engineering, electrical systems, and industrial safety.

By the end of the course, participants will have a working knowledge of the roles hydraulic components play in any hydraulic system. They will know how to test components and analyze schematics based on ISO standards. 

Other Professional Education Seminars include “Electro-hydraulic Components and Systems”, “Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review”, “Service and Operation for Improved Hydraulic Systems Reliability”, and “Hydraulics Systems Modeling and Simulation for Application Engineers”.

For more details or to sign up for the course, visit Questions can be directed to Dr. Medhat Khalil, at [email protected], 414-940-2232.

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Leah Scully is a graduate of The College of New Jersey. She has a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering with a mechanical specialization.  Leah is responsible for Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ news items and product galleries. 

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