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Introduction to Pneumatics and Pneumatic Circuit Problems for FPEF Trainer



This FPEF curriculum is designed to be used in conjunction with a pneumatic trainer capable of demonstrating the principles and circuits outlined in the curriculum.   The FPEF website provides  links to the manufacturers that have produced and made available a trainer capable of being used with the curriculum.   This combination provides a comprehensive and hands-on introduction to Pneumatics and Fluid Power capabilities.
Link to Curriculum:  Click here
The Fluid Power Educational Foundation, with its members, have designed this training panel and manual to help technical teachers and industrial trainers facilitate a hands-on experience with pneumatics.   The FPEF is grateful to its members for their hard work and financial support that has made this effort possible.   Special thanks to John Nagohosian-Educational Coordinator, John Groot President, and Paul Gant Treasurer, who initiated and guided the project along with their legwork, expertise and resources.
John Prisciandaro and Dan Butchko, who prepared this manual, are Engineering Technology teachers in the Birmingham Public School District, Birmingham, Michigan.   Both John and Dan have been involved in previous FPEF sponsored activities, including teacher training sessions, and developing and presenting unique methods of integreting fluid power applications in science and technology courses.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. and Parker Hannifin Corp., who allowed the use of their technical reference manuals and application problems, which provided much of the information in this manual; Mike Pierno, Engineering Technology department head at Seaholm High School, Birmingham Public School District, whose program has been in existence for many years, and has actively participated in numerous FPEF sessions.   Mike has been responsible for “turning on” hundreds of students to the fluid power/motion control industry and was recently awarded the honor of Key School by the FPEF.
About the FPEF
The FPEF promotes technical education that integrates fluid power.   The Foundation is always striving to raise the level of competence of young people entering our industry and improve visibility for fluid power technology.   For information regarding teacher training sessions, and other activities of the FPEF, contact:
The Fluid Power Educational Foundation 
3333 N. Mayfair Road 
Milwaukee, WI 53222-3219 
Telephone #414-778-3364   Fax #414-778-3361