Bosch Rexroth helps Texas A&M establish fluid power lab
College Station, TX — Bosch Rexroth partnered with Farmers Branch, TX based industrial tool supplier Womack Machine Supply , and Texas A&M University to create the Bosch Rexroth-R.C. Womack Fluid Power Laboratory as a state-of-the-art facility showcasing eight new fluid-power trainers, including pneumatic and industrial hydraulic systems from Bosch Rexroth.
|Texas A&M University has a new fluid power lab thanks partly to Bosch Rexroth. Source: Bosch Rexroth and Control Engineering|
The laboratory was proposed by Texas A&M to Womack and Bosch Rexroth in April of 2006. Its primary mission is to educate students using the newest technology in hydraulics, pneumatics and advanced control methods. Its secondary mission is to provide professional training or continuing education to engineers, distributors and managerial professionals working in the fluid power market place.
The lab is divided into three areas: lecture space, hydraulics and pneumatics. The hydraulics and pneumatics areas are equipped with latest Bosch Rexroth fluid power technology including the use of computers, simulation software and data acquisition systems to guide the learning experience.
Courses taught in the lab will relate to both the engineering technology and industrial distribution (ET/ID) curricula and will serve both ET and ID students who are studying fluid power technology. The main courses will be Fluid Power Technology and Fluid Mechanics. The emphasis will be on basic hydraulics and pneumatics as well as electro hydraulics and pneumatics.
The ET/IT Programs at Texas A&M University have 600 students and serve distributors and manufacturers from maintenance, repair, and operations channels, and channels serving construction, high tech distribution and manufacturing. ET/IT students are the most highly recruited at Texas A&M University and are hired by many distributors like Womack Machine Supply.
— C.G. Masi , senior editor