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Introduction to Electro-Controlled Hydraulics FPWR 3000

Fluid Power Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Electronic control is becoming evermore present in hydraulic system as a means to achieve more precise control while emphasising improved productivity and energy efficiency. Electronic control comes in the form of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) interfacing with proportional (non-servo) valves, mechanical servo valves, servo-solenoid valves, and variable-speed servo pump drives. This course offers an introduction to these control methods through a hands-on approach which will allow students to develop skills in basic system configuring and setup. Students will program PLCs and configure the electronic interfaces required to operate valves and pump drives in working circuits.

Prerequisite(s)

  • A background in hydraulics and electronics is essential. Basic skill in math is required. Departmental approval.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$804.42

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of FPWR 3000 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 44663

Duration

Sat Nov 19 - Sat Dec 10 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 44663
  • $804.42
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 19 - Dec 10 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$804.42

Important information
  1. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Program a PLC, using software contacts, coils, timers and counters to solve hydraulic control problems.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between on/off directional controls and proportional directional controls.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between hydraulic fixed and variable displacement pumps.
  • Describe the components and their functions of the valves and pumps covered in the course.
  • Describe feedback and feedback devices at an introductory level.
  • Explain proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control and demonstrate PID feedback response.
  • Configure electronic interface amplifiers for driving valves and variable displacement pumps.
  • Select system components using performance criteria, technical data, and sizing tools.
  • Explain the principles of typical control requirements (positioning and speed control).
  • Explain on-demand control of variable displacement pumps as a means to improve energy efficiency.
  • Select drive components.

Effective as of Fall 2021

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