Webtec guide to help future fluid power technicians


Webtec is helping budding fluid power technicians with the launch of an introductory guide. Available on Amazon, An introduction to practical hydraulic system maintenance is designed to educate technicians and engineers new to hydraulic fluid power maintenance.

Co-authored by training specialist Steve Skinner and Webtec managing director Martin Cuthbert, the book consists of over 240 pages and 200 color illustrations and is reviewed and endorsed by several organizations including the British Fluid Power Association, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, National Fluid Power Centre, British Valve & Actuator Association and the Construction Equipment Association. It is priced at £34.99 (US$44.17).

Cuthbert said, “We recognized that many highly experienced hydraulic engineers are retiring, while few people are studying hydraulics today as a profession and yet the need for qualified hydraulic technicians continues to grow. This book is a small step towards addressing this skills shortage.

“We are excited to launch this guide and encouraged by the support and recognition that the book has received from the many trade organizations and educational establishments globally.”

Skinner said “Despite hydraulic fluid power being a technology with more than 200 years of history, it remains a highly effective means of transmitting power, well-suited to interface with modern electronic controls. Like any technology however, it needs to be well understood by engineers and technicians responsible for its efficient operation.

“Hopefully this book will encourage maintenance personnel to acquire further training and experience and become fully competent in this important technology with its vast range of applications.”

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