The term “fluid power” has been around for more than sixty years, but still, people are unaware of its potential.

Podcast: The Unknown Strengths of Fluid Power

Sep 28, 2020

by ASME.org

The term “fluid power” was adopted more than 60 years ago to describe hydraulic and pneumatic systems for transmitting power. Often, engineers learn about mechanical and electric power transmission as part of their formal education. Unfortunately, most engineering schools in North America do not fully cover the capabilities and strengths of fluid power. Alan Hitchcox, longtime editor-in-chief of Hydraulics and Pneumatics magazine and recent inductee into the International Fluid Power Society 2020 Fluid Power Hall of Fame, sits down with Mechanical Engineering magazine to discuss the strength of fluid power and how engineers are using it today.
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