Fluid Power eBook, Edition 1 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6693/more en CHAPTER 1: Fundamentals of Fluid Power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fluid-power-ebook-edition-1/chapter-1-fundamentals-fluid-power <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <span style="CLEAR: right">Any media (liquid or gas) that flows naturally or can be forced to flow could be used to transmit energy in a fluid power system. The earliest fluid used was water hence the name hydraulics was applied to systems using liquids. In modern terminology, hydraulics implies a circuit using mineral oil. <b>Figure 1-1</b> shows a basic power unit for a hydraulic system. (Note that water is making something of a comeback in the late &#39;90s; and some fluid power systems today even operate on seawater.) The other common fluid in fluid power circuits is compressed air.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fluid-power-ebook-edition-1/chapter-1-fundamentals-fluid-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fluid-power-ebook-edition-1/chapter-1-fundamentals-fluid-power#comments Fluid Power eBook, Edition 1 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:26:00 +0000 9022 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com