How do you set up a trainer?

After the purchase of a teaching bench, the school receives all the equipment. The teaching staff concerned are invited to take part in an important phase: the installation of the hydraulic equipment.

Teachers may have a few questions about setting up and programming a hydraulic trainer.

Are there any specific steps to remember? Do I need tools to install all the equipment? Do you have to go it alone with an instruction manual? What to do in the event of a malfunction?

In short, these are all questions that need to be clarified.

Testing an educational bench

Here are the 7 key steps in commissioning a trainer:

1 – Shipment of equipment to site

2 – Unpack and check all components. In fact, when transporting equipment, shocks can slightly upset the mechanisms and create pressure on the cylinders. A quick reprogramming is necessary.

3 – Fixing the supplied equipment to the floor. This step is important to ensure stability throughout the product’s lifetime. The customer (in this case, the school) has nothing to do. The company provides all the tools required for the job.

4 – Check all hydraulic connections. They must be securely fastened and connected. The company is responsible for making the various hydraulic connections between a trainer (whether purchased or not), the operating section ( nacelle or crane bench) and the control console.

5 – Starting up the trainer (oil filling, etc.)

6 – Carry out various tests to check that everything works.

7 – Demonstrations to the teaching staff of all possible actions with the equipment. Teachers are advised to familiarize themselves with hydraulic equipment by carrying out a few practical tests(simulating breakdowns, checking hydraulic pressure, etc.). The latter can ask technical questions to installers and hydraulic engineers.

Once the equipment is up and running, teachers are not left to their own devices. They are supported by telephone assistance, whether on certain types of settings, on the operation of certain components and much more.

Teaching aids and practical exercises are supplied with the equipment.

Setting up a training bench

Author Hervé Subileau

Written by Hervé Subileau

As a Project Manager and Technical Manager at ID System, I help our customers determine their needs and cost the solution they have defined. Whether for standard or customized teaching equipment.

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