Wooden Rollercoaster, PNE

Reading Schematics (Controls & Hydraulics)

Presenter’s Name

David Wells

Instructor Bio David is a Professional Mechanical Engineer. His career has taken him from working as a hydraulic service technician, to becoming an engineer doing mechanical / hydraulic system design and steel construction, into computer science, to machine automation. Along the way there were side detours into television, movies, water ski boats and scuba diving instruction. He currently provides engineering support to two amusement parks, and several traveling shows for issues involving, hydraulics, steel defects and control system issues. David is an AIMS Level 2 CRI.
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Presentation synopsis Reading Schematics (Controls & Hydraulics)
Schematics are a symbolic language.  They are used to describe many of the systems in modern rides. A great deal of information is available for the user who can decode the language.  An initial look at a schematic may be daunting, but if one works through it in a methodical manner it will make sense eventually.