Training centre receives ground-breaking hydraulic simulators
F-TEC – the forklift industry’s dedicated engineering training centre – has been provided with two state-of-the-art hydraulic simulator boards for use in its engineer courses.
Leading parts supplier and F-TEC training partner TVH has loaned the unique simulators – the only two in existence – from its training centre in Belgium. The equipment was designed and built by TVH engineer degree course students to simulate the hydraulic systems found on a forklift truck.
Each simulator consists of a main board, as well as a secondary “cassette” board with mounted components. F-TEC students will be able to use the new simulators to design, build and test their own hydraulic circuits as part of realistic simulated exercises – providing authentic and in-depth training unseen by the industry so far.
“F-TEC strives to deliver the best hydraulics training in the UK and these simulators will enable us to achieve this,” said Karl Baum, Managing Director of F-TEC. “No other training organisations have kit like this, propelling our courses to an unparalleled standard.”
The simulators will be based at F-TEC’s training centre in Swindon, Wiltshire, and will be used as part of two hydraulic courses: hydraulic diagram reading (TV010) and introduction to mobile hydraulics (TF005).
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with TVH to supply these innovative training courses that will ultimately provide apprentices with advanced skills to support their careers,” said Karl.
The cutting-edge simulators can be used to train engineers on a variety of hydraulic set-ups. They will also enable F-TEC to offer bespoke training courses for new audiences, including manufacturers.
“We are very excited to begin using these hydraulic simulators,” said Karl. “The ability to conduct practical tests and assess different scenarios will transform the way students train.”
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