From Practical Hydraulic Systems: Operation and Troubleshooting for Engineers and Technicians
After reading this chapter, the student will be able to:
Learn about the various control components used in hydraulics
Understand the purpose, construction and operation of different valves such as pressure control valves, direction control valves and flow control valves and also identify the related graphical symbols in a hydraulic circuit
Understand and explain the different methods of valve actuation
Differentiate between compensated and non-compensated flow control
Explain the purpose, design and operation of servo valves
Understand the concept of hydraulic fuses
Understand the function and purpose of shock absorbers in hydraulics
Learn about the operation of different types of temperature and pressure switches.
One of the most important considerations in a hydraulic system is control . For any hydraulic system to function as required, a proper selection of control components is quite essential. Fluid power is primarily controlled with the help of control devices called valves. The selection of these control devices involves not only choosing the right type but also the size, actuating technique and its remote control capability.
In this chapter, we shall review in detail the working of various control devices in hydraulic systems that are as listed below:
Temperature and pressure switches
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