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Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum,

India
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INTRODUCTION TO HYDRAULIC POWER


Introduction

Hydraulics and Pneumatics is the technology that


deals with the generation, control and transmission of
power using pressurized fluid. This subject is
designated as FLUID POWER, and is world wide
accepted.
The word Hydraulics is derived from the Greek word
HYDOR means Water. This comprised all things in
affiliation with Water.
The word Pneumatics is derived from Latin Word
PNEUMO means Breathing.
It can be said that Fluid Power (I mean Hydraulics and
Pneumatics) is the muscle that moves Industry. This is
because its application in industry is unlimited.
It jacks up an automobile (Hydraulic jack)
Drills out teeth
Launches space ship
Control submarines
Mines coals and ores
Moves earth (earth moving equipment like
excavators, bull dozers, borewell drills etc.,)
Harvest crops
Presses
Machine tools
Material handling equipment
Transportation
Construction
And in general, makes our everyday living easier and
more enjoyable.
Objectiv es
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