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.

Program Overview:


  • Oct 12-16, 2020 (70263)
  • Feb 8-12, 2021 (70267)

CEUs: 2.7
Cost: $2,160

Who Should Attend:

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

Seminar attendees receive a copy of
Electro-Hydraulic Components and Systems, Hydraulic Systems Volume 2



Upon successful 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.

Program Details:

Course 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


  • Days 1-4: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch: noon to 1 p.m.
  • Day 5: 9 a.m. to noon

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served daily. Beverages/Snacks provided throughout the day.

Additional Details:

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


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

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