Fluid Power Resource Guide
Providing key fluid power information when you need it.
Please click on the fluid power resource links below to access these free, informative PDFs on various fluid power subjects.
Fluid Power General Troubleshooting
Terms and Glossaries
Methods of Operation
Motors and Cylinders
Color Code for FP Schematic Drawings
Air Prep Units
Lines and Functions
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