In a world that is increasingly electric, hydraulic and pneumatic technologies should not be overlooked.

Why? Because they are essential for industrial linear actuation needs. Electrical and mechanical power sources typically need to convert rotary motion to linear, creating complexity, additional weight, efficiency losses and noise.

Fluid power systems provide precise but powerful motion control in a relatively small footprint. Components for these systems are relatively simple as well, consisting of pumps, conduit and fittings, seals and valves. They are typically easier to maintain and operate in difficult or sensitive environments, from construction to mining to chemical processing.

Consider this Engineering360's ode to hydraulic and pneumatic technologies.

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