Presents practical methods for detecting, diagnosing and correcting fluid power problems within a system. The work details the design, maintenance, and troubleshooting of pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems and components. This second edition stresses: developments in understanding the complex interactions of components within a fluid power system; cartridge valve systems, proportional valve and servo-systems, and compressed air drying and filtering; noise reduction and other environmental concerns; and more.;This work should be of interest to mechanical, maintenance, manufacturing, system and machine design, hydraulic, pneumatic, industrial, chemical, electrical and electronics, lubrication, plastics processing, automotive, process control, and power system engineers; manufacturers of hydraulic and pneumatic machinery; systems maintenance personnel; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
". . .provides practical explanations of component and system function, failure modes encountered in this operation of systems, and methods for locating and isolating fluid power problems."
---IASI Polytechnic Magazines
Fluid power principles - a review; hydraulic systems - operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting; pneumatic systems - operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting; contaminants in a hydraulic system; compressed air filtration, lubrication, and moisture control; hydrostatic transmissions; temperature considerations; hydraulic system fluids - selection and care; fluid conductors and connectors; seals for fluid power equipment; fluid power systems - operation, maintenance, and trouble-shooting; fluid power system malfunction detection and diagnosis; fluid power system noise control; electrohydraulic servo systems, proportional valve systems, and load sensing systems. Appendices: fluid power symbols and glossary; hydraulic facts and technical data.