How to do the start-up for a hydraulic training bench?
After the training bench acceptance, the most important topic is: commissioning / start-up of the hydraulic equipment.
Teachers will most likely ask themselves some questions about the start-up and programming of a hydraulic training bench.
Are there specific steps that we should not forget? Is it necessary to have tools at its disposal to set up the equipment? Do you have to manage by yourself with a manual? What should you do if there is a potential malfunction?
A hydraulic training system that operates economically, safely, and trouble-free requires proper installation and start-up.
Herewith 7 key steps for commissioning & start-up of a training bench
1 – Sending material with care at the place of use. The material must be protected from contamination, and from mechanical and weather damage.
2 – Unpacking and checking all components. Indeed, the handling of the equipment during shipment may slightly displace the mechanisms and create some pressure on the cylinders. A rapid reprogramming is recommended.
3 – Floor fixation of the equipment requested for some specific references (example, an aerial work platform training bench). This step is important to ensure the stability over its service life. In case of inquiry of start-up service by suppliers, they are in charge of providing all the necessary tools and technician to carry out the operation.
4 – Check all hydraulic and electronic wiring and connections. The connections must be secured and done according to the technical and safety rules mentioned in the manual.
5 – Start-up of the bench – Oil filing: Before the hydraulic fluid is poured into the tank, its interior must be checked again for cleanliness, and be cleaned if necessary.
6 – Operating different tests to make sure everything functions.
7 – Carrying out some practical case exercises on the bench is recommended during the commissioning (breakdowns simulation, hydraulic pressure control, etc.).
During the service life of the equipments, generally teachers are accompanied by online support (telephone/email…) of suppliers, for questions about adjustments, components functioning, and more.
About Mickaël Langlais
I’ve learned one thing after over 20 years of experience in the hydraulic industry, it is that technologies and markets evolve very quickly.
Everything changes, especially in the context of globalization. We should be flexible, curious and proactive!
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