Electro-Hydraulic Components and Systems


This 27-hour seminar is designed to cover the knowledge of electro-hydraulic components including solenoid operated valves, proportional valves, servo valves and amplifiers. The seminar also covers the technicalities of in-field tuning of open-loop and closed-loop electro-hydraulic systems. The state-of-the-art Universal Fluid Power Trainers are used to demonstrate the theory presented.


Who Should Attend

Application engineers, system integrators, motion control engineers, sales engineers, field engineers and end users of electro-hydraulic components.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • recognize the difference in construction, principle of operation and characteristics between ON/OFF valves, proportional valves and servo valves.
  • apply real-time control technique for EH systems and perform infield tuning to adjust the system performance.
  • read the basic electronic schematics of the proportional/servo valve amplifiers.
  • make the best selection of the components required to build open- and closed-loop electro-hydraulic control systems.

You also will earn 2.7 CEUs.

Laboratory Sessions

  • Circuits for on/off valve operation
  • Electro-hydraulic pump controls
  • Electro-hydraulic cylinder position control
  • Electro-hydraulic motor speed control
  • Proportional and servo valve characteristics measurement

Topical Outline

  • Hydro-mechanical versus electro-hydraulic applications
  • Electro-hydraulic system application
  • Switching valves – construction and operation
  • Switching valves – circuits for basic functions
  • Proportional valves
  • Servo valves
  • Valve selection for an electri-hydraulic controlled actuator
  • Electro-hydraulic system design considerations
  • Control electronics for electro-hydraulic systems
  • Electro-hydraulic valves commissioning and maintenance


Dr. Medhat Khalil – Director of Professional Education & Research Development, Applied Technology CenterTM


Jan. 25 – 29, 2016



Includes all handout materials, graduation luncheon and break refreshments


Day 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch (included): Noon to 1 p.m.

Days 2-4: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch (on your own): Noon to 1 p.m.

Day 5: 9 a.m. to Noon – Box lunch provided

Continental breakfast served daily.
Beverages/Snacks provided throughout the day.


There are a number of fine hotels in the downtown Milwaukee area, some within a few blocks of campus.

More Information

Dr. Medhat Khalil
Director of Professional Education & Research Development
Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist
Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor
(414) 277-7269

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