Bosch Rexroth helps JCB Academy students prepare for hydraulics challenge
- 01 September 2011
- Company & Industry News
JCB Academy students completed practical training at the Bosch Rexroth HQ on 24th June, before travelling to the London Eye to see Rexroth hydraulics in action.
Bosch Rexroth, a Core Challenge Partner of the JCB Academy, has been inspiring students working on a hydraulics challenge which asks how the life of the London Eye could be extended.
The group of year 12 students, who are currently working towards an Engineering Diploma Course alongside their A-levels, received training from Bosch Rexroth to understand how hydraulic systems work, how they are maintained and the factors which determine maintenance plans.
After the practical training at the Bosch Rexroth head office in St Neots, they moved on to the Capital to visit the London Eye. The pupils were treated to a special tour by the Eye Maintenance Manger, Mark Robinson, who explained the Rexroth hydraulic systems that are in place. The next day saw the tour continue with a stop at Tower Bridge where Rexroth hydraulics are also used.
Paul Cooke, UK Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth, said: ďThis has been a rare opportunity for the pupils to gain a unique view of the London Eye and the London Bridge. Being able to show the pupils how Rexroth hydraulics are used in a real life situation demonstrates how important engineering is to the modern world. Itís also the best way to get them excited about the fantastic careers available in this industry. After spending time with our experts the students will now be working on their projects, ready for the prize presentation in September.
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