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Jurandir Primo, PE
This course of Hydraulic Oil Power & Automation – Directional Valves and Circuits shows a section of the technology that deals with the study and application of pressurized fluids and hydraulic oils to produce mechanical motion. The fundamental concepts of fluid power include both pneumatic (gas) and hydraulic (liquid) systems, and contain four basic components: reservoir/receiver, pump/compressor, valve, and cylinder. This study includes the manner in which power fluids act in tanks, pipes, hoses, cylinders or actuators and directional valves circuits, dealing with their common ways of utilizing diagrams and softwares to create motion. Portable power pack tools and fixed installations, such as industrial processes or even hobbyist applications also use hydraulic systems.
Oil fluid power is the transmission and control of forces and movements by means of pumped hydraulic oil used in carrying out complex electro-mechanical mechanical tasks, playing a vital and important role in automation and development of sophisticated technologies. Machine tools can be controlled in this manner, including powered hydraulic pumps that power cylinders and other hydraulic devices through solenoid or piloted valves, more reliable than a large number of electric motors and actuators.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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