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AEM offers “Introduction to Hydraulics” course

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is offering an “Introduction to Hydraulics” course March 27, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that will focus on Lubrication Fundamentals, Hydraulic Fluids, and Applications.

The one-day course is being held in partnership with the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) and is at the Sheraton in Brookfield, a Milwaukee suburb.

The course is designed for users of hydraulic equipment, and topics include friction, lubrication, wear, lubricant maintenance and oil analysis, hydraulic fluid composition and function, and hydraulic applications. Presenters are Dr. Robert M. Gresham, STLE Director of Professional Development and Mr. David K. Scheetz, Lubrication Equipment Builder Engineer, ExxonMobil.

For more information and to register visit www.aem.org in the Education section/Conferences section.


Introduction to Hydraulics: Lubrication Fundamentals, Hydraulic Fluids and Applications
March 27, 2012
Sheraton | Brookfield, WI, US

Presented by Dr. Robert M. Gresham, STLE Director of Professional Development & Mr. David K. Scheetz, Equipment Builder Engineer, ExxonMobil

This course is designed for users and engineers of hydraulic equipment who are looking to learn more about hydraulic fluids utilized in hydraulic systems, and at the same time, who would like a basic overview to lubrication concepts and theories as they apply to the application. This course will cover friction, lubrication, wear, lubricant maintenance and oil analysis, hydraulic fluid composition and function, and hydraulic applications.

The course will begin with friction. In this part, concepts leading to an understanding of the First, Second and Third laws of Friction are covered. In addition, the concepts behind static, dynamic and stick-slip friction are discussed. Finally, the Adhesion Theory of Friction which leads to an understanding of wear processes is covered. The second part, Lubrication, covers the Lubrication Regimes: Boundary, Elastohydrodynamic, Hydrodynamic, & Mixed. These regimes describe the lubrication processes from very small relative motion to much higher speeds and include the special considerations related to anti-friction bearings, such as ball bearings. The Wear segment covers the twelve types of wear that can be encountered in machinery including Hydraulic systems. In the fourth module, we will cover the basics of maintenance of lubricants, including hydraulic fluids through Oil Analysis. The segment covers the business drivers for an oil analysis program, key test methods and steps for implementation of a program. The fifth segment covers the basics of hydraulic fluid composition and function. This segment will also cover fluid maintenance issues specific to hydraulic fluids. The final segment of the course will cover a number of hydraulic applications and the process for selecting and specifying the proper hydraulic fluid for that application.

This course is divided into two main areas: it covers lubrication fundamentals in the morning to ensure everyone has a good foundation of knowledge which will assist with the afternoon portion of the course - hydraulic fluids and applications.

With this course, you’ll walk away knowing basic lubrication concepts including friction, lubrication and wear, and how these will help you in your day-to-day work, and then you’ll be able to apply these concepts to hydraulic fluids, understanding the differences between conventional, fire resistant, synthetics and greens, and the suffering points that each of the products bring to the table. Listen to more examples and get an overview of the course direct from the course instructors

This course runs 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27th (starting with breakfast). Plan to be in attendance until 5:00 p.m. Included in this program is intensive education, handouts, a continental breakfast, lunch, and networking breaks.


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6737 West Washington Street, Suite 2400
Milwaukee, WI
US, 53214-5647


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