Press Controls and Setup (PCS) – 5 day course – Press equipment and other high flow hydraulic systems use logic cartridge valves, cartridge valve control circuits, proportional valves and variable displacement pumps. This Press Controls and Setup course increases student’s knowledge of the typical hydraulic valves and press hydraulic circuits that are used on press equipment. This class teaches students to read and interpret press system schematics. Students will learn the types of pump equipment that is often used on press hydraulic power units. High flow hydraulic systems use logic cartridge valves to control various press functions. PCS covers prefill valves and circuits, press return cylinders (kickers), decompression operation, Counterbalance and regenerative circuits.

After completion of this 5-day course students will better understand the hydraulic controls used on press equipment and they will be better prepared to maintain and troubleshoot the equipment at their facility.

Prerequisite: Industrial Hydraulic Principles (IHP) or equivalent.

2024 Schedule: Contact Jim at to discuss scheduling options

Tuition: $1,875.00 includes all training materials, breakfast items, morning and afternoon refreshments, complete lunch and special graduation dinner.

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Payment – all major credit cards, cash or company check, PO with 30 day net terms. A 3% Processing fee will be included for credit card payments.

For more information or check on enrollment availability, call 800-597-6577 or email

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