Basic Hydraulics

3 Day course on Industrial Hydraulics and Controls for plant engineers, technicians, craftsmen and maintenance personnel who require a knowledge of hydraulic components, systems, methods of control, pro-active maintenance, fault finding and solving, contamination control.

Aims on Completion of the course candidates will:

  • Be able to read and interpret hydraulic circuit diagrams.
  • Understand basic hydraulic principles and their application.
  • Know the function, operation and control of major circuit components.
  • Follow a logical approach to fault finding.
  • Know principles of Total Cleanliness Control.
  • Know how to apply pro-active maintenance techniques, efficiently and safely.
  • To gain hands on experience of building, fault-finding and optimising hydraulic circuits using our range of specially designed training rigs.

Day 1

  • Basic hydraulic principles.
  • Hydraulic symbols and circuit notations.
  • Pressure Control valves and associated circuitry.
  • Relief valves and pressure reducing valves.
  • Sequence valves and counter balance / overcentre valves.
  • Flow control valves and associated circuitry.
  • Simple throttle valves.
  • Pressure/temperature compensated units.
  • Directional control valve and associated circuitry.
  • Direct operated spool valves.
  • Two stage spool valves.
  • Poppet valves and logic cartridge elements.

Day 2

  • Check valves – types and applications.
  • Pump and pump control systems.
  • Pump types and operating principles.
  • Methods of control / application.
  • Accumulator types and application.
  • Hydraulic motors and actuators.
  • Total cleanliness control.
  • Hydraulic fluids, good housekeeping.
  • Methods of control and application.

Day 3

  • Total cleanliness control.
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Practical hands-on exercises


  • Delta p, Unit 408, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, Co Dublin. Tel 01 4588880
  • Or
  • “In house”, on site course (We come to you with the trainer and training rigs)

Course Organisation

Course Certificate:

On completion of the course candidates will receive a certificate outlining all the topics discussed.


Course tutors are from Bosch Rexroth UK


E-mail: with details / order number.

What is included in ‘Course Costs’

  • All course literature.
  • Morning tea / coffee, lunches and afternoon tea / coffee.

What is not included in the ‘Course Costs:

Your Hotel, travelling / additional meal requirements.

Text Books by Rexroth

  • Hydraulic Trainer Vol 1. €98.00 – Basic Principles & Components.
  • Hydraulic Trainer Vol 2. €110.00 – Proportional & Servo Control.

Candidates can bring along their own circuit diagrams for group discussions on the second day.