Session Listing

Here is a complete list of all the subjects we cover.

19 Electrical Sessions

Basic Electrical Concepts

Updated January, 20176 Materials

When studying electrical circuits, you need to start with the fundamentals: Voltage, Current, and Resistance.

Learn about: Work, Amps, Watts, Energy Conversion, Power, Resistance, Ohm's Law, and a whole lot more.


Updated January, 20174 Materials

Welcome to the session on electrical connectors.

Learn about: Deutsch, Signal, Control, Flux, Crimp, Solenoid Valve Connector, Metri-Pack, and a whole lot more.


Updated January, 20174 Materials

Learn to use your multimeter to test a diode.

Learn about: Light Emitting Diodes, Troubleshooting, PNP, Rectifier, Circuit, N-type, LED, and a whole lot more.

Electrical Hazards & Safety

Updated March, 20183 Materials

Even low voltage systems can seriously injure or even kill.

Learn about: Burn, Electrical Safety, , Zero Energy, Static Dissipative Footwear, Flame Resistant, Hazards, and a whole lot more.

Electrical Measurements

Updated January, 20178 Materials

Digital Multimeters (DMM) are one of the most powerful tools available to electricians.

Learn about: Electrician, Voltmeter, Continuity Test, Resistance Test, Short Circuit, Fluke Meter, Measurement, and a whole lot more.

Flow Sensors

Updated July, 20183 Materials

Both the electromagnetic flow meter and the mass flow meter measure flow without adding a turbine or a restriction to the mix.

Learn about: Mag Flow Meter, Mass Flow Measuring System, , Flow, Conductive, MFMS, Faraday's Law of Electromagnetic Induction, and a whole lot more.

Fuses & Circuit Breakers

Updated January, 20172 Materials

This mini-session gives you a quick overview of these critical circuit protection devices.

Learn about: Circuit breaker, Short Circuit, Slow blow fuse, Fuse Test, Fast acting fuse, Fuse, Electrical Circuit Protection, and a whole lot more.

Interpreting Electrical Schematics

Updated January, 20174 Materials

Schematics don't need to be confusing.

Learn about: Connection, Tag, Signal Ground, Standard, Bus, Diagram, Chassis Ground, and a whole lot more.

Open & Short Circuit Faults

Updated January, 20176 Materials

In this session, you'll apply electrical principles to troubleshooting.

Learn about: Short Circuit, Short Circuit Fault, System Diagnosis, Hydraulic Loader Fault, Digital Multimeter, Skill, Troubleshooting, and a whole lot more.

Position Sensors

Updated July, 20189 Materials

Inductive, Capacitive, Photoelectric and Ultrasonic proximity sensors are covered in this session.

Learn about: Nominal Range, Capacitive, Through-Beam, Ultrasonic, Inductive, Thru-Beam, Sensor, and a whole lot more.

Pressure Sensors

Updated July, 201810 Materials

Pressure sensing can be done with one of several kinds of technologies.

Learn about: Piezoelectric Sensors, Manometer, Absolute Pressure, Indicator Fluids, Bar, Strain Gauges, Vacuum, and a whole lot more.


Updated September, 20187 Materials

Relays are demystified in this interactive lesson.

Learn about: Throw, Switch, Schematic Symbol, Single Pole Double Throw, Relay, Troubleshooting, System, and a whole lot more.


Updated January, 20173 Materials

Transistors are the focus of this session, plus you'll learn how to prevent damage to these sensitive components.

Learn about: Electronics, Electrostatic Discharge, Schematic, BJT, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Semiconductor, and a whole lot more.

Sensor Basics

Updated August, 201814 Materials

Sensors are everywhere in our electrical world.

Learn about: Transmitter, Calibration, Zero, Sinking, Span, PNP, Upper Range Value, and a whole lot more.

Series & Parallel Circuit Basics

Updated May, 20188 Materials

Series and parallel circuits are at the heart of every electrical system.

Learn about: System Design, Electrician, Troubleshooting, Branch, Parallel, Series, Electrical Circuit, and a whole lot more.

Starting & Charging Systems

Updated January, 20173 Materials

Dig into mobile electrical circuits with this session on starting and charging systems.

Learn about: Battery, Starter, Electrical, Equalizer, Troubleshooting, 24V, 12V, and a whole lot more.


Updated January, 201712 Materials

Switches are one of most common control elements used in electrical circuit design.

Learn about: Push Button, Single Pole, Double Pole, Rating, Pole, 3 Way Switching, Control, and a whole lot more.

Variable Resistors

Updated January, 20175 Materials

Potentiometers vs.

Learn about: AC temperature control, Potentiometer, Variable Resistor, Rheostat, 2 lead, Resistance, wiper, and a whole lot more.

Waveforms & Signal Generation

Updated October, 20188 Materials

Direct current is common in low voltage systems, but as soon as you start working with high voltage, you'll need to know about alternating current.

Learn about: ECM, Pulse Width Modulation, AC, Amplitude, Volts, Duty Cycle, Control Voltage, and a whole lot more.

22 Hydraulics Sessions

Counterbalance Valves

Updated January, 20175 Materials

Counterbalance valves allow raised loads to be lowered safely, with a minimum of wasted energy.

Learn about: Load Holding, Counterbalance Valve, Runaway Load, Raised Load, Adjusting a Counterbalance Valve, Safety, Motion Control, and a whole lot more.

Cross-Port Relief Valves

Updated January, 20175 Materials

Cross-port relief valves expand on the standard relief valve to control otherwise destructive pressures created by external forces acting against an actuator.

Learn about: Regenerative, Overpressure, Braking Valves, Cross-Port Relief Valves, Flywheel Mass, and a whole lot more.

Electro-Hydraulic Valves

Updated July, 20185 Materials

Enter the world of electro-hydraulic valves in this session.

Learn about: servo valves, electro-hydraulic valves, proportional valves, moog, and a whole lot more.

Fixed & Variable Displacement Pumps

Updated June, 201826 Materials

If you have questions about hydraulic pumps, this is the session for you.

Learn about: External Gear Pump, Vanes, Wear, Gerotor, GPM, Swash Plate, Outlet, and a whole lot more.

Flow & Directional Control Valves

Updated October, 201819 Materials

This session is absolutely packed with fun lessons and interactive animations.

Learn about: Response, Closed, Float, DCV, Pilot, Port, Valve Stack, and a whole lot more.

Fluid Power Basics

Updated September, 20188 Materials

If you're looking for the starting point in your study of hydraulics, this is it.

Learn about: Flow Viscosity, Energy, Torque, Flow, Litres Per Minute, Horsepower, Pressure, and a whole lot more.

Hydraulic Accessories

Updated July, 201810 Materials

This session covers a handful of hydraulic accessories.

Learn about: Filtration, Precharge, Root, Thread Identification Kit, ISO 4406, International, NPT, and a whole lot more.

Hydraulic Actuators

Updated July, 201810 Materials

Linear and rotary actuators are the muscles of a hydraulic system.

Learn about: Linear Actuator, Motor, Rod End, Gland, Tube/Barrel, , Piston, and a whole lot more.

Hydraulic Hazards & Safety

Updated January, 20173 Materials

Safe working habits around hydraulic systems save lives.

Learn about: Heat, Safety, Unexpected Motion, Hose and Fitting Failure, Flammability, Pinch Points, Zero Energy State, and a whole lot more.

Hydraulic Schematic Symbols

Updated January, 20177 Materials

Schematic symbol reading is a vital troubleshooting skill.

Learn about: cartridge valve, mechanical linkage, reservoir, pilot line, variable, hydraulic pilot, accumulator, and a whole lot more.

Hydraulic Steering

Updated January, 20186 Materials

This session will go into detail on hydraulic power steering and how it works.

Learn about: HMU, power steering, hydraulic steering, orbitrol, steering valve, Hand Metering Unit, and a whole lot more.

Hydrostatic (Closed Loop) Systems

Updated July, 201814 Materials

Get right into the design of closed loop systems with colourful graphics and detailed drawings.

Learn about: Reversing Flow, Pressure Compensated Pump, Cavitation, Cross Port Relief, Direct Linkage, Hydrostatic Loop, Hot Oil Shuttle Valve, and a whole lot more.

Load Sensing Pumps

Updated January, 201711 Materials

This animated and interactive session takes the mystery out of load sense.

Learn about: Pressure Differential, Orifice, Flow Control, Load Sense, LS, Load Sensing Compensator, Margin Pressure, and a whole lot more.

Open & Closed Center Systems

Updated January, 201713 Materials

This session tackles the differences and similarities between open and closed center systems.

Learn about: Mobile, Open Loop, Closed Center, Sectional Valve Bank, Closed Loop, Open Center, and a whole lot more.

Parallel & Series Systems

Updated January, 201721 Materials

Parallel and Series circuits behave very differently.

Learn about: Restriction, Path of Least Resistance, System Pressure, Series Circuits, Load, Pressure Drops, Branch, and a whole lot more.

Positive & Non-Positive Pumping

Updated May, 201821 Materials

Positive and Non-Positive Pumping tackles the differences between the two types of systems, and the design and maintenance needs of each.

Learn about: Partial Vacuum Pressure, Air, Void Bubbles, Aeration, Net Positive Suction Head, Mechanical Erosion, Slippage, and a whole lot more.

Pressure & Flow

Updated October, 201823 Materials

This session gets you started with a solid foundation on pressure and flow basics.

Learn about: Resistance, Hydraulic Pressure, Positive Displacement Pump, Hydraulic Flow, Fluid Velocity, Slippage, FPA Triangle, and a whole lot more.

Pressure Reducing Valves

Updated January, 20175 Materials

Pressure reducing valves function very differently than relief valves, even though their schematic symbols look very similar.

Learn about: Direct Acting, Pressure, Pressure Reducing Valve, Normally Closed, Pilot Operated, Downstream Pressure, and a whole lot more.

Pressure Relief Valves

Updated January, 201721 Materials

Jump into relief valves with this colorful session.

Learn about: poppet, setting pressure, balanced relief valve, external pilot, unloading valves, pressure spikes, spool, and a whole lot more.

Sequence Valves

Updated January, 20175 Materials

Sequence valves are used on many machines to choreograph hydraulic functions.

Learn about: Pressure, Sequence, Hydraulic, Set Pressure, Training, Valve, Sub-Circuit, and a whole lot more.

Troubleshooting Processes

Updated January, 20177 Materials

Troubleshooting a hydraulic system can be a demanding and tricky task.

Learn about: Guess and Check, Downtime, Failure, easy-to-check order, TSTP, Hit or Miss, Ten Step Troubleshooting Process, and a whole lot more.

Unloading Valves

Updated January, 20176 Materials

Unloading valves are often confused with relief valves, but they play a unique role in hydraulic systems.

Learn about: Pressure Pump , High-Low Circuit, Restriction, Fast Approach Slow Feed Circuit, Efficient, External Pilot Section, Energy Saving, and a whole lot more.

14 Machinery Sessions

Blast Hole Drills

Updated August, 20183 Materials

This session gets you right into the hydraulic circuit sections in a common blast hole drill.

Learn about: Simulation, Propel, Brakes, Drill, Diverter, Atlas Copco, Blast Hole Drill, and a whole lot more.

Cat Excavators

Updated September, 20183 Materials

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Learn about: , and a whole lot more.

Cat Haul Trucks

Updated October, 20181 Material

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Learn about: , and a whole lot more.

Coal Stacker-Reclaimer

Updated June, 20182 Materials

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Learn about: , and a whole lot more.

Coiled Tubing Units

Updated April, 20183 Materials

This session is specific to coiled tubing units and problems related to injector chain tension and traction.

Learn about: coiled tubing, hydraulic faults , Coil tubing injector, chain tension, injector traction, and a whole lot more.

Deere-Hitachi Excavators & Shovels

Updated July, 201825 Materials

In the world of excavators & shovels, there are a lot of specialized hydraulic components used to solve problems specific to such large mobile machinery.

Learn about: heavy machinery, solenoid valves, pump regulator, pump controller, Electro-hydraulic control valve, EHC Valve, and a whole lot more.

Hydraulic Governor

Updated April, 20182 Materials

The governor is a critical component in hydroelectric dams.

Learn about: hydroelectric, electricity, dam, generation, regulate, governor, power, and a whole lot more.

Komatsu Haul Trucks

Updated September, 20187 Materials

Check this session out for a bundle of 830E and 930E Live Schematics.

Learn about: Hoist, Hydraulic, 830E, Split Spool Section, Komatsu, Inlet Section, Steering, and a whole lot more.


Updated October, 20185 Materials

Get to know your way around the hydraulics on a loader with the advanced simulations in this sessions.

Learn about: Mobile Equipment Hydraulic, Shock Valve, Boom, Steering, Wheel Loader, Front-End Loader, Bucket, and a whole lot more.

Oilfield Cementing

Updated May, 20181 Material

Oilfield cementing has driven industrial process technology to produce many specialized components, which you'll learn about in this session.

Learn about: Dust, Cementing, Oilfield, Slurry, Dry Blending, Air Entrainment, Cement Metering Valve, and a whole lot more.

Oilfield Pumping

Updated June, 20186 Materials

Reciprocating plunger pumps are very common in oilfield pumping.

Learn about: Suction Valve, High Pressure Pumping, Reciprocating Plunger Pump, Fluid End, Packing, Positive Displacement Pumping, Quintuplex, and a whole lot more.

Pulp Bale Presses

Updated April, 20184 Materials

Compacting sheet pulp or loose pulp to a bale size that is optimal for shipping requires a massive hydraulic press.

Learn about: Pulp bale press, pulp and paper, and a whole lot more.

Rail Car Dumper

Updated May, 20181 Material

Learn through play about a pulp-chip rail car dumper.

Learn about: logic, Car, low pressure standby, Pulp and Paper, Dumper, Rail, slip-in cartridge, and a whole lot more.

Sawmill Conveyors

Updated April, 20181 Material

Sawmills are full of specialized hydraulic and electrical equipment.

Learn about: Belt, Hydraulic, Sawmill, Log, Conveyor, Quadrant Feeder, and a whole lot more.

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