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Webinar: Cardinal Sins of Hydraulic System Design

Friday, April 18, 2014

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Join us as Rod Erickson gives this presentation on hydraulic system design cardinal sins, and how to avoid them.

Cardinal Sins in Hydraulic System Design

Instructor: Rod Erickson, Eaton Corporation

Where: STLE University, live webinar event broadcast to your computer

When: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12-1:00 p.m., with optional Q&A from 1-1:30 p.m. Central Time

Cost: $39 for members, $59 for non-members


When it comes to designing, operating or working on hydraulic systems there are a number of important factors to keep in mind considered to be “Cardinal Sins” of hydraulic design.  In this web session, Rod Erickson, Sr. Instructor with Training Services, Eaton's Hydraulics Group, will explain more about potential pit falls including, but not limited to; ignoring accepted safety protocols, improper fluid conductor sizing or creating conditions which lead to cavitation or aeration of system components.  He'll explain fifteen (15) cardinal sins and procedures for avoiding them. Critical information for every hydraulic system designer.

Presenter Biography 

Rod Erickson is currently a Senior Training Instructor at Eaton Corporation. Rod began his career with Eaton in 1988 as a machinist. He spent five years in the Eden Prairie manufacturing plant operating various machines on the steering and motor lines.

In 1993, Rod moved to the position of Sales Coordinator where he handled numerous distributor accounts in North America. His primary responsibility was to field questions about pricing, delivery, servicing, applying and selling Eaton products. In 1996 he moved to the position of Service Account Manager where he resolved warranty issues and conducted field service and repair work for distributors and OEMs.

In 1998 Rod was promoted to the position of Training Instructor. He is responsible for teaching a number of different technology and Eaton product courses. He also works with the rest of the training team editing and updating Eaton textbooks and the training curriculum for external and internal use.

He holds a BS degree in Industrial Technology Education from Valley City State University of North Dakota. His continuing education includes Vickers hydraulic training classes and a number of hydraulic courses from Hennepin Technical College. He has attended numerous other classes and seminars on hydraulics and is a FPS Certified Hydraulic Specialist, FPS Certified Mobile Mechanic, FPS Certified Connector and Conductor specialist and an FPS Certified Hydraulic Instructor.

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