EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the availability of a second-generation Portable Electrohydraulic Training Simulator designated as the PETS-II. It is designed to provide a cost effective, hands-on method of reinforcement of the electrohydraulic principles taught within the classroom.
Designed and built by the Eaton Hydraulics Training Services department the PETS-II incorporates the training and instructional experience gained over years of practical experience. Included in the PETS-II are:
- Hydraulic power unit with 1 liter tank, 0.25 gpm pump at 200 psi that operates on a standard 120VAC 15 amp lighting circuit
- Painted metal enclosure with carrying handles
- Non-feedback proportional directional control valve,
- 7” hydraulic cylinder
- 5k ohm linear potentiometer (cylinder position feedback)
- 5k ohm 10 turn command potentiometer on the front panel
- 3 push button switches on the front panel for enableand step command signals.
- Din-rail mounted Eaton ELC programmable controller with digital and analog inputs and outputs
- DIN-rail mounted Proportional, Integral, and Derivative (PID) control module
- Patch cord set to connect proportional lab experiments
The PETS-II unit gives up to 3 students simultaneous hands-on experience with the principles of electrohydraulic Position and Velocity control includingelectrical wiring, tuning and troubleshooting of proportional amplifier cards. Laboratory experiments included in the instructional package cover both open and closed loop control of the cylinder position or velocity.
Students will learn how to adjust the gain and deadband compensation of the proportional valve, and acceleration and deceleration of the cylinder using on-board adjustments. The PID amplifier is used to demonstrate adjustment of proportional, integral, and derivative gains for proper closed loop control of the cylinder.
Available exclusively from the Eaton Hydraulics Training Services department, the PETS-II is covered by a one year limited warranty.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company’s Industrial Sector. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and stationary applications. Mobile and stationary markets include agriculture, alternative energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, material handling, mining, oil and gas, processing, transportation and utility equipment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydrokraft®, Hydrowa®, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.