Introduction to Hydraulics

Introduction to Hydraulics

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 After finishing this lesson, you will be able to 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. • 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