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Fluid Power Resource Guide

Providing key fluid power information when you need it.

Literature Downloads

Please click on the fluid power resource links below to access these free, informative PDFs on various fluid power subjects. 

General Resources

Fluid Power General Troubleshooting
Terms and Glossaries

Hydraulic Symbols

Hydraulic Pumps
Methods of Operation
Miscellaneous Units
Motors and Cylinders
Color Code for FP Schematic Drawings

Pneumatic Symbols

Air Prep Units
Lines and Functions
Pneumatic Valves
Valve Actuators


Common Acronyms

CAN - Controller Area Network 
CAN bus - A vehicle bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other within a vehicle without a host computer. CAN bus is a message-based protocol, designed specifically for automotive applications but now also used in other areas such as aerospace, maritime, industrial automation and medical equipment.
HMI - Human Machine Interface, where the operator interacts with a machine, typically via a flat-panel display
PLC - Programmable Logic Controller, the “brains” of a machine
SAE J1939 - Standard CAN communication for off-road machines
Telematics - The use of wireless devices to transmit data in real time back to a central system


Fluid Power Industry Resources

National Fluid Power Association
Fluid Power Journal
International Fluid Power Society
— Fluid Power Certification
— Fluid Power Education and Training Opportunities

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