Seminar Overview

After attending this 2 day, onsite only Fluid Power Schematics Training seminar, students will know how to read, draw and understand fluid power drawings and schematics, which will enable students to properly troubleshoot, identify & fix problems in their equipment. This Fluid Power Schematics course will take the mystery out of fluid power symbols and drawings so that you will understand exactly what is going on with your systems & equipment. This is done by teaching what the symbols represent, how the flow of fluid power goes, and what happens when system fluids hit a component identified by its symbolic drawing. Students will also learn how the schematics should be used for troubleshooting old equipment, or installing new equipment.

Discussion topics

Fluid Power Fundamentals

  • Pressure
  • Flow
  • Force

Symbols & Schematics Overview

  • Industrial Hydraulics
  • Mobile Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics

Primary Components

  • Pumps
    • Fixed
    • Variable Displacement
    • Positive-displacement pumps
    • Non positive-displacement pumps
  • Motors
  • Cylinders
    • Single acting
    • Double acting
  • Rotary Actuators


  • Pressure Control Valves
    • Relief
    • Sequence
    • Counter balance
    • Over center
    • Unloading
    • Reducing
  • Flow Control Valves
  • Directional Control Valves
    • Direct
    • Pilot Operated
  • Check Valves
    • Direct
    • Pilot Operated
  • Pilot Operated Pressure Control Valves


Fluids & Filtration

Heat Exchangers (Oil Coolers)



  • Gauges
  • Switches
  • Other

Uses of Schematics

  • Troubleshooting
  • Design
  • Installation

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

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