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Most high power movement uses fluid power


Almost anything that requires movement involves fluid power.

Applications range from simple automation to highly specialised computer controlled systems. By combining a variety of components with electronics, economical and technically sound solutions to problems of all kinds can be produced.

A typical fluid power system


A typical fluid power system may include the following components:

  • a pump, or air compressor to convert mechanical power to fluid power;
  • a cylinder, or motor, to convert fluid power to linear, or rotary mechanical power;
  • a valve to control the direction and amount of flow;
  • filters and regulators to condition the fluid;
  • hose, tube and couplings to conduct the fluid;
  • seals to contain the fluid;
  • accumulators and reservoirs to store the fluid;
  • instruments such as pressure switches, flow meters, transducers to monitor the performance of the fluid power system.