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FLUID POWER APPLICATIONS

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Modern hydraulics and pneumatics applications

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The modern day applications of hydraulics and pneumatics are extremely diverse.

Mobile applications

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Using fluid power to transport, excavate, lift materials, to control and power mobile vehicles:

  • tractors;
  • diggers;
  • graders;
  • truck brakes and suspensions;
  • tippers and tail lifts for commercial vehicles;
  • road maintenance vehicles;
  • fork-lift trucks;
  • excavators and cranes.

Industrial applications

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Using fluid power to control and power industrial machinery:

  • plastics machinery;
  • machine tools;
  • food processing machinery;
  • robots and automatic handling equipment;
  • assembly equipment;
  • mining machinery;
  • steel works.

Other applications

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Other applications include:-

  • automotive - suspensions, brakes, steering;
  • aerospace - rudders, ailerons, aircraft servicing, flight simulators;
  • marine - drives and controls of ships;
  • off-shore - oil-rig and sub-sea inspection equipment;
  • civil engineering - dams and bridges;
  • theatre and leisure - stage controls, fairground and leisure park rides;
  • medical - hospital beds and operating tables.