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National Fluid Power Centre expands training facilities in UK

The UK’s National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC) has expanded facilities in its practical laboratory with the addition of 16 new Brevini Motion Systems orbital motors from Dana SAC UK to support specialist training and development for engineers across the country.

Each student enrolled on a NFPC hydraulic course will spend some time in the practical laboratory, with existing facilities currently in high demand.

As candidate numbers at the centre continue to increase, Dana SAC UK supplied the new BG E 50cc/rev orbital motors to complement other fluid power products, including winches and control valves, previously supplied by Dana to the centre to assist with Stage Two Hydraulics Offshore and Winches courses, which Dana helped to develop.

“At the end of the Stage Two course at NFPC, students will put together an hydraulic circuit, confirm operation, and then wait for a tutor to introduce a ‘fault’,” explained Martin Terjesen, technical manager at Dana SAC UK. “Students must then follow a robust troubleshooting process – a great way to end the course, as it really shows how much students have learned, and is truly hands-on.”

The NFPC offers a training solution for integrated fluid power systems and controls and takes a lead in the UK as a BFPA Certified CETOP Education Centre.