The MF400-HCTS is designed to help instructors teach and students learn how to safely and correctly perform the following skills:

  • Overhaul a hydraulic cylinder.
  • Identify and use the tools needed to overhaul a hydraulic cylinder.
  • Inspect the components in a hydraulic cylinder to determine root cause of failure.
  • Replace piston and gland seals.
  • Test a hydraulic cylinder.
  • Air bleed a hydraulic cylinder.
Spec Sheet

Instructor Benefits

  • Teach a cylinder overhaul course with materials that were developed by cylinder overhaul specialists.
  • Teach overhaul techniques that are based on best industry practices that foster safety and efficiency in the lab and ultimately in the work-place.
  • Teach need-to-know information – cylinder defects are consistent with the most common causes of cylinder failure.
  • Efficient simulator design makes good use of valuable lab space while creating a safe and meaningful learning environment.


Student Benefits

  • Have skills that enable them to overhaul hydraulic cylinders safely and efficiently.
  • Have the skills needed to correctly analyze root causes of cylinder failure and remedy them.
  • Have skills that will set them apart from others when applying for jobs. Their unique abilities will afford them higher wages and long-term employment.
  • Be empowered not only to work safely themselves but also to promote a safe working environment.
  • Be an asset to their respective companies because their skills will increase productivity and profitability.
  • They will avoid safety hazards caused by trial and error cylinder overhaul practices.


College & University Benefits

  • Attract students because students will see and appreciate the investment the college has made in lab equipment that is specifically designed for teaching skills safely.
  • Graduate students who will have the skill-sets needed to get, and keep, good paying jobs.
  • Serve industry well – properly trained technicians means increased productivity and profitability for employers.
  • Invest in training simulators that are designed for teaching specific skills safely leaving less chance for accidents and thus reducing liability.

The MF400-HCTS consists of the following components:

  • Four-station mobile training module equipped with two (2) rigid and two (2) swivel-lock casters. Steel and aluminum construction with powder coat finish.
  • Welded steel anchors and cradles with mechanical locks to secure the cylinders for safety and handling.
  • Four (4) clear acrylic, cylinder safety covers at each cylinder station to protect the student from oil spray in the event they did not reassemble the cylinder, or install the seals, correctly.
  • Can store up to eighteen (18) hydraulic cylinders (available for purchase separately)
  • Course Materials and Visual Aids include:

  • PowerPointTM based presentation
  • Critical safety guide specific to cylinder overhaul.
  • Instructor’s guide including quiz answer sheets.
  • Student manual – How to Service Hydraulic Cylinders – a guide for beginners.
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