Staying relevant through times of change
Welcome to the 12th edition of the Fluid Power Handbook. This year, we’ve rewritten several articles, including those on hydraulic hose, fittings and couplings, hydraulic motors, and more. We’ve also added new technical sidebars with frequently asked questions, sizing, and specification tips in every category as we are continually growing our library of basics content for our readership.
Fluid power systems are comprised of components that include pumps, cylinders, valves, hose, fittings, gauges, sensors, filters, seals, and reservoirs. Some components are considered absolute necessities, while others are optional and used to refine the system for more precise operation or to increase the lifespan of the system or its individual parts. Throughout this handbook, we detail many of the more widely used components, explaining their operation, their place in the system, and how they should be specified.
While fluid power can be used in almost any industry or application, it is commonly seen in markets that include off-highway, mining, packaging, offshore/marine, material handling, construction, aerospace, automation, and robotics.
As we work to keep our fingers on the pulse of fluid power technology trends, we strive to bring our audience the most up-to-date content in the industry. This is also why you will see a deeper focus on electrification this year, as we bring a series of Fundamentals Fridays webinars to life starting in the fall, and we’ll take deeper dives into mobile electrification, whether in systems that are fully electric, hybrid or traditional diesel-powered.
Additionally, keep reading this issue and our websites for key troubleshooting, maintenance and repair advice from some of the industry’s finest. Enjoy this year’s read!
Mary C. Gannon • Editor-in -Chief
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