Foundation Grant Brings Fluid Power Trainers to Students in Texas

Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas received a fluid power lab grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation in July 2014. They used the funds to purchase three trainers—one hydraulic based and two pneumatic based.

Each new learning system has a set of Learning Activity Packets (LAPs) that include objectives, activities, skills and reviews designed to help students understand and demonstrate the different aspects of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The activities and exercises are hands-on and help students develop a practical understanding of each topic.

Four fluid power courses used the new fluid power trainers in the spring 2015 semester at Angelina:

  • Advanced Hydraulics
  • Basic Fluid Power I-Hydraulics
  • Basic Fluid Power II—Pneumatics
  • Hydraulics, Fabrication & Repair

The courses included assignments and lab experiences that demonstrated the use of the new hydraulic and pneumatic learning systems. Altogether, there were 56 registrations for the classes.
If you would like further information on the Lab Grant Program, contact Carrie Tatman Schwartz at or 414-778-3347.

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