Basic Fluid Power

Topic areas include:

  • Basic fluid power laws and terminology
  • Pressure and vacuum - Bar, kPa, in, hg, suction cups
  • Circuit elements and their functions; pumps, compressors, single/double acting cylinders, valves, accumulators, boosters, etc.
  • Mechanical descriptions/detials of various circuit components
  • Print reading - circuit standards in ANSI and ISO format
  • Control concepts; open vs. closed loop
  • Cylinder action/sequence controlled with electrical signals - relays, ladder diagrams
  • Typical circuit examples in sequential motion (clamp and work) using mechanical sequence valves and sequential motion using relay ladder logic
  • Study of some plant-specific machine prints

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