With applications found in industries such as mobile equipment, shipbuilding and production plants, the demand for hydraulics and pneumatics training continues to grow. Bosch Rexroth Africa, a leader in fluid power, pneumatics and automation solutions, has published its training calendar for 2024 with courses to be held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town at predetermined dates throughout the year.

Bosch Rexroth Africa will conduct numerous Hydraulics and Pneumatics Training sessions in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town throughout the year.

Bosch Rexroth Africa will conduct numerous Hydraulics and Pneumatics Training sessions in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town throughout the year. Supplied by Bosch Rexroth Africa

Designed to cater to a wide range of individuals – from novices to certified engineers – across various industries, including industrial, mining, agriculture and offshore oil and gas seeking to bridge the skills gap and future-proof careers.

The Bosch Rexroth Africa Training Department is a registered and an accredited training provider with the MerSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering, and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority).

Course objectives

According to Allen van Gent, group training manager at Bosch Rexroth Africa, the objective of these hydraulic courses is to provide course participants with sufficient knowledge regarding the Principles of Hydraulics, Fluid Characteristics, Filtration Contamination, Basic Circuit Design, and more. These courses cover a wide range of topics including hydraulic pumps and motors, valve theory, cylinder construction, filtration, and basic fault-finding techniques, for example.

The pneumatics courses aim to equip participants with knowledge of safety, identification of components, motion diagrams, circuit design and fault-finding of pneumatic circuits. Van Gent explains: “Our pneumatic courses are designed to provide attendees with sufficient knowledge to understand the function and applications of different pneumatic components. This includes the building and fault-finding of pneumatic circuits from simple circuits to 5-line cascade circuits”.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a core aspect of Bosch Rexroth Africa’s training philosophy. The training department has obtained validation from the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineering for several courses for all Fluid Power training that forms part of a registered Engineer’s CPD.

Designed for the digital age

Bosch Rexroth Africa acknowledges the evolving needs of the industry and the increasing demand for automation and digitalisation. To address these developments, the training courses are designed in phases, from basic to advanced. “The company’s training department is continuously working on designing new courses to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of the industry. We stay ahead of technology through our partnership with Bosch Germany, ensuring that participants receive training on the latest advancements,” says van Gent.

Van Gent points out that their clients have reported increased production and productivity, reduced downtime and highly skilled staff after attending the courses.

To learn more about the training courses offered by Bosch Rexroth Africa in 2024 and to register, interested individuals and companies can contact the Bosch Rexroth Africa Training Department directly. Course information, duration, venues and quotes can also be requested through the department. Alternatively, individuals can visit the Bosch Rexroth Africa website for comprehensive information on Hydraulic, Pneumatic & System Specific Training.

Source: Supplied by Bosch Rexroth Africa