S_Festo Didactic TrainingAbout the H511

The course is designed to familiarise delegates with the construction and operation of hydraulic components.

Course Summary

Investigating the construction and operation of a range of hydraulic equipment, the course covers thefundamental principles of hydraulics as well as the individual components.

Valves controlling pressure, flow rate, sequence and direction of flow are included and practical exercises are used to demonstrate their operation, based on standard symbol circuit diagrams drawn by the delegates. Maintenance and a systematic approach to fault finding are also covered.

A strong emphasis is placed on safety and appropriate working practices throughout the course, especially during the practical sessions. Particular attention is paid to the storage of pressure withaccumulators or suspended loads.

Target Group

All personnel involved with the design, assembly, maintenance, operation and servicing of hydraulic systems.

Previous Knowledge

General Engineering background


  • SI units and conversions
  • Drawing symbols
  • Pump efficiency test
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Valve port labelling
  • Counter-balance valves
  • Sequence valves
  • Motor circuits
  • Pilot operated valves
  • Care of hydraulic oils
  • Maintenance
  • Basic principles & definitions
  • The power pack
  • Pressure limiting valves
  • Directional control valves
  • Flow control, meter-in and meter-out
  • Pressure compensated flow control
  • Hydraulic motors
  • Pressure regulations
  • Accumulators
  • Pipe sizing and installation
  • Overview of proportional hydraulics

Training Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of hydraulics
  2. Understand the basic functions of hydraulic systems
  3. Understand the functions of valves (flow control, pressure control, directional control and non-return
  4. Recognise circuit symbols and diagrams to ISO 1219
  5. Design and construct basic hydraulic circuits
  6. Understand safe practice
  7. Understand the functions of power packs, pumps, filters and reservoirs

N.B. Course contents are only a guide and will be covered as far as time permits.

Course duration

Course take place over three days and take place at Kiowa Conference/Training Centre. Practical exercises are used throughout the whole course. Candidates will also use FluidSIM, a Festo software package for the design and simulation of Fluid Power circuits.

Course Dates

For a list of course dates please see below or contact our sales team on 01529 416200 or sales@kiowa.co.uk for further details.

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For a list of upcoming training courses that we offer at Kiowa, please see the course dates page.