How basic hydraulics works

Learn about hydraulic fluid power basics

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Target users

This course is aimed at people who have no previous knowledge or experience of hydraulic equipment.

Expected outcomes

Designed to give beginners an overall appreciation for where hydraulic equipment is used, what it does, and why it's used.

Compares the performance of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems.

Introduces the main components, discusses what they do, and how they are combined into a circuit to make cylinders move.

Mobile examples

See also this tractor introduction or drive a skid-steer excavator .

Industrial examples