Introduction to Hydraulics

Learning objectives

  • Describe the basic principle of hydraulics
  • Explain the effect air can have on hydraulic systems
  • Identify five components common to most hydraulic systems
  • Describe two key considerations that must be taken into account when selecting a hydraulic pump
  • Identify the two most common types of hydraulic circuits

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able describe the basic components that comprise a typical hydraulic circuit and explain the function of each. In addition, you will be able to explain the use of hydraulic multiplication to increase the capacity of the hydraulic system.

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