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Fluid Power Information Center
(Hydraulic,Pneumatic, and Automation) Training and Applications
  1. Training
  2. Careers in Fluid Power (NFPA.com)
  3. Manufacturer Product Catalogs
  4. Fluid Power in action (Example Applications and Capabilities)
  5. Basic Fluid Power Principles -(Educational Animations)
  6. Repair - Hydraulic Pumps,Power Units,Cylinders,Mobile equipment,Marine Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Renewable Energy Production
  1. Renewable Energy, Green Technologies, and Alternative Power Generation
Safety Standard information
  1. Food Standard ISO13849-1 information
Shortcuts
Hydraulic Informational Resource (Design,Best Practice,Formulas,Calculations)
  1. Hydraulic Troubleshooting Guide
  2. Schematic Symbols
    (for Hydraulic and Pneumatic Circuits)
    1. Accumulator circuit designs
    2. Air lubrication circuit designs
    3. Hydraulic filter circuit designs
    4. Hydraulic motor circuit designs
    5. Pressure-control circuit designs
    6. Pump-unloading circuit designs
    7. Regenerative circuit designs
    8. Sequencing circuit designs
    9. Speed-control circuit designs
    10. Synchronizing circuit designs
  3. System Design
    1. Compressed air efficiency
    2. Electrohydraulic motion control
    3. Leakage prevention
    4. Noise control
  4. Hose Info (Fluid Connectors)
    1. Threads and Seals (Power Point)
    2. Hydraulic Hose Basics
    3. Hydraulic Hose Assemblies
    4. Hydraulic Hose Description Data
    5. Hydraulic Hose Installation
  5. Fluid Cleanliness
    1. Contamination testing
    2. Filtering Hydraulic Fluid
      Component Recommendations
      (Hydac's ISO Target Cleanliness Guidelines)
    3. Flushing procedures
    4. Hydraulic contamination
    5. Hydraulic filtration
  1. Unit Conversion Calculators
  2. Formulas
    (Hydraulic Engineering Calculations)
    1. Actuator Formulas
      1. cylinder flow rate
      2. cylinder area
      3. cylider force
      4. cylider velicity/speed
      5. cylider volume
      6. fluid motor speed
      7. fluid motor power
    2. Basic Hydraulic Formulas
      1. fluid pressure
      2. fluid flow rate
      3. fluid power in horsepower
      4. velocity through piping
      5. compressibility of a fluid
      6. specific gravity of a fluid
    3. Miscellaneous Formulas
      1. torque required
      2. piston area
      3. fluid velocity
      4. area of passage
      5. heat required
      6. weight of fluid
    4. Hydraulic Pump Formulas
      1. pump outlet flow
      2. pump input power
      3. pump efficiency
      4. pump displacement
      5. pump torque
      6. pump life
    5. Hydraulic Thermal Formulas
      1. resevoir cooling capacity
      2. heat in hydraulic oil
      3. heat in fresh water
      4. heat due to unused flow/pressure
Pneumatic Informational Resource (Design, Best Practice, Formulas, Calculations):
  1. Air Flow (SCFM, Speed of Cylinder)
  2. Sizing Software
    (Valve sizing, CV Requirements, Software, sizing)
  3. Basic Pneumatic Formulas
    1. Absolute pressure
    2. Pneumatic cylinder speed
    3. Pneumatic Flow Required (SCFM)
  4. SCFM Charts
    shows the SCFM (Standard cubic feet per minute) given bore and speed of cylinder
    1. SCFM 60 PSI Table (Speed of Cylinder/CV required)
    2. SCFM 80 PSI Table (Speed of Cylinder/CV required)
    3. SCFM 100 PSI Table (Speed of Cylinder/CV required)
    4. SCFM 150 PSI Table (Speed of Cylinder/CV required)
  5. Schematic Symbols
    (Pneumatic and Hydraulic Symbols)
About Fluid Power Components
(Information on how these parts function and what they do)
Hydraulics
  1. Accumulators
  2. Heat exchangers
  3. Hydraulic fluids
  4. Hydrostatic transmissions
  5. Motors & Actuators
    1. Air motors
    2. Cylinders
    3. Hydraulic motors
    4. Low-speed/high-torque motors
    5. Rotary actuators
  6. Pumps
    1. Power Units
    2. Pumps Part 1
    3. Pumps Part 2
    4. Pumps Part 3
    5. Intensifiers
  7. Valves
    1. Cartridge Valves
    2. Directional-Control Valves
    3. Electro-hydraulic valves
    4. Flow-control valves
    5. Manifolds
    6. Pressure-control valves
  8. Reservoirs
  9. Water hydraulics
Automation
(Pneumatics, Sensors, and Accessories)
  1. Sensors
    1. NEMA Enclosure Ratings
      (National Electrical Manufacturers Association)
      How well the enclosures of electronic components resist the infiltration of dust and moisture.
      (Banner Engineering)
    2. RFID
      (Radio Frequency Identification) Principles (Omron)
    3. RFID
      (Radio Frequency Identification) inventory tracking (Pepperl & Fuchs)
    4. Photoelectric Sensors
    5. Photo micro Sensors
    6. Position transducers
    7. Pressure gauges & flow meters
    8. Pressure transducers
    9. Pressure Sensors
    10. Proximity Sensors
    11. Ultrasonic Sensors
    12. Visual -Barcode Readers
    13. Visual -Image Inspection
      (Object Oriented selection of object, shape, color, or pattern, give a video feed and it will find your program(s) when they pass)
  2. Control Components
    1. Counters
    2. Digital Panel Indicators
    3. Cam Positioners
    4. Temperature Controllers
    5. Timers
  3. Motion and Motion Control
    1. Programmable Controllers
    2. Programmable Terminals
    3. Servomotors / Servo Drivers
  4. Power
    1. Frequency Inverters
    2. Power Supplies
    3. Measuring / Motor Protective Relays
  5. Relays
    1. General Purpose Relays
    2. Solid-state Relays
    3. Power Controllers
  6. Switches
    1. Level Switches
    2. Basic Switches
    3. Limit Switches
    4. Push Buttons / Indicator Lamps
    5. Thumbwheel Switches
  7. Pneumatics
    1. Air compressors
    2. Air dryers
    3. Air logic
    4. Air receivers
    5. Air regulators
    6. Airline FRLs
    7. Vacuum
  8. Accessories
    1. Joystick controls
    2. Seals and sealing technology
    3. Shock absorbers
Other Useful Links:
  1. Fluid power Organizations
    (List of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Organizations)
  2. Fluid power glossary
    (Dictionary of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Terminology)
  3. Bosch Rexroth
    (Tools,Documentation,and Resources)
  4. WHITEHOUSE.gov
    (ENGAGE website)
Computer Programming Links:
  1. SQL Server Scripting
    (Functions and Examples)
  2. Excel spreadsheet
    (Functions by Category)
  3. HTML Code for Websites
    (SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Examples, and Definitions)
  4. ASCII Characters
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