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Steering system and hydrostatic transmission

The FP-MF300-VCLS 2-in-1 training simulator features a fully functional, “build-and-drive” hydraulic steering system on the front-end, and a fully functional “build-and-drive” hydrostatic transmission on the rear-end. The hydraulic steering system employs every hydraulic component found in a typical articulated vehicle’s steering system, including dual steering cylinders. The hydrostatic transmission or, closed-loop system, is arguably one of the most challenging systems to both teach, and learn... not anymore! The FP-MF300-VCLS “build-and-drive” hydrostatic transmission simulator will have students understanding exactly how these unique hydraulic transmissions work in no time at all.

Technical Details

Product code FP-MF300-VCLS

Educational Advantages (Hydraulic Steering System)

How a priority flow divider functions (bypass-type, pressure-compensated flow control)

How a steering orbitrol valve functions

How a steering system’s main pressure relief valve functions

How to set the steering system’s main pressure relief valve

How a dual cross-port relief valve functions

How to set dual cross port relief valves

How steering cylinders function

How to interpret symbols for the components in a typical hydraulic steering system

How to read the schematic for a typical hydraulic steering system

How to properly construct a typical steering system and make all the necessary pressure settings

How a steering pump with integral pressure relief and priority flow control functions

How dual, single-rod, double-acting steering cylinders function

Safety features include: safety pressure relief valve; breakaway rear wheels; breakway steering

Educational Advantages (Hydrostatic Transmission System)

Understand advantages and disadvantages of hydrostatic drives

Learn typical applications for hydrostatic drives – industrial and mobile

How to interpret the hydraulic symbols for components in a typical hydrostatic transmission

How to read the hydraulic schematic for a typical hydrostatic transmission

Learn safety practices for operating, servicing, repairing, maintaining and troubleshooting hydrostatic transmissions

How a variable displacement, over-center pump works

Understand how work pump displacement controllers – manual, manual over hydraulic, and electronic over hydraulic

Learn proper external drain pump and motor pre-start-up and post start-up procedures

Learn the function and purpose of a charge pump

Learn the function and purpose of a charge pressure relief valve

How to properly set a charge pressure relief valve

Learn the function and purpose of the dual charge check valves

How to operate a typical hydrostatic transmission for: system start-up, charge circuit – neutral, charge circuit - forward and reverse, forward operation, reverse operation, low pressure loop operation, dynamic braking, case drain circuit, cooling and filtering circuit, high-pressure relief valve operation.

Learn proper and safe towing procedures for vehicles equipped with hydrostatic wheel drive systems.

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of dual, parallel motors.

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of dual, series motors.

How the “dynamic braking” in a hydrostatic drive functions.

How to construct a dual-parallel drive circuit.

How to construct a dual-series drive circuit.

Learn common pitfalls which lead to start-up failures on hydrostatic transmissions.

Learn common pitfalls which lead to premature failure of hydrostatic transmissions

List of Components Included (Hydraulic Steering System)

Self-contained, fixed-displacement pump with 1HP, single-phase motor

Orbitrol steering valve – open-center

Control console with steering wheel

Main Pressure relief valve

Priority flow divider

Dual, single-rod, double-acting steering cylinders

Dual, cross-port relief valves with mono-block body

Safety relief valve

0-1000 PSI (0-69 bar) pressure gauge

Digital temperature gauge

*Spin on/off filter with by-pass indicator

*Transparent reservoir with isolator mountings

All-steel frame with powder-coat finish

Four (4) wheel casters with brakes

List of Components Included (Hydrostatic Transmission System)

1.5 HP electric motor: 115V single-phase, C-frame, 1750 RPM

Variable-displacement, over-center, axial-piston pump with manual operator

Cut-away of identical pump, which operates in tandem with the drive pump (allows students to study how an over-center pump works while it is operating)

Dual, fixed-displacement, bi-directional, gerotor-type hydraulic motors

Control console with manual pump displacement control lever

Panel-mounted 0-100 PSI (0-6.9 bar) charge pressure gauge

Dual, in-line, bi-directional flow meters

*Spin on/off filter with by-pass indicator

*Digital temperature gauge

*Transparent reservoir with isolator mountings

Rear wheels are designed to move independently of axles to prevent safety hazards.

* Common to both systems


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