Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, assorted fluid power organizations and companies are offering complimentary online training resources.

Fluid Power World, in conjunction with the experts at LunchBoxSessions.com, is offering YouTube Live training sessions at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesdays, where Carl Dyke uses operating cutaways and his Live Schematics to bring hydraulic valves to life.

Visit lunchboxsessions.com on the Monday before the live sessions to obtain the live video link.

The U.K.-based hydraulic training resource, Engineering Adventures, is hosting sessions to assist fluid power businesses with tips about emerging from COVID-related remote working and social distancing strategies. Gary Molton BSc, owner of Engineering Adventures, announced the release of a new industrial power unit training project at www.e4training.com/hydraulic_projects/tanksize1.php that will also be free until the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

“e4training.com includes virtual hydraulic test rigs, which let people experiment, in safety, by operating realistic simulations of actual components, circuits and hydraulic systems. The website provides a valuable training resource for all abilities from beginners to experts,” Molton said. “It includes a range of specialist ‘home working’ lesson plans for salespeople, managers, fitters or maintenance engineers. It also benefits from bite size tutorials, instructional videos, circuit builder software, visual calculators, reference information, troubleshooting and design guides.”

The training website also features a virtual hydraulic circuit builder, hydraulic troubleshooting, system checking calculators, design guides, part reference solutions and more.

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is also offering free resources to its members to help them meet learning requirements while working toward certification. One such resource is a catalog of free online study groups led by an accredited instructor. The study groups are for anyone preparing to take the Hydraulic or Pneumatic Specialist Certification Test. Archived study groups and webinars are also available for members at the IFPS website.

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