The Hydac Training Centre offers a range of practical courses on various hydraulic topics, helping to keep engineers on top of their game.
According to the National Academy of Engineering (USA), engineers worldwide are facing a whirlwind of change. The rapid advances in technology require engineers to update half of everything they know every couple of years.
Additionally, demands from customers are also putting pressure on companies to adapt and evolve. For example, the fluid power industry is challenged to improve reliability, reduce the size and weight of components and systems, and lower the environmental impact of their work, amongst others.
In order to stay competitive, fluid power companies must be open to the concept of lifelong learning for their staff and support them through continuous improvement.
Now in its third year, the Hydac Training Centre offers 10 practical courses on a variety of hydraulic topics ranging from the basics of hydraulics, to tackling specific products such as thermal optimisation, filtration and electronics.
Last year Hydac entered into a partnership with Kangan Institute to offer national recognition for their training.
Hydac’s Technical Training Officer, Paul Marley comments that making national recognition available for their Understanding Hydraulics 1 course has resulted in over 31 per cent of attendees adding the national statement of attainment to their training outcome; and over 58 per cent purchasing the supporting textbook.