Fluid power is the technology of generating, controlling, and applying smooth, effective power of pumped or compressed fluid, either a liquid (hydraulics) or air (pneumatics) to push, pull, rotate, regulate, or drive virtually all of the mechanisms of modern industry.
Fluid Power Technicians perform such tasks as:
Designing fluid power systems. Installing fluid power systems and components, such as pumps, motors, compressors, valves, cylinders, and accessories. Operating fluid power systems and their machines. Troubleshooting and maintaining fluid power systems on such equipment as industrial machines, construction and agricultural machines, airplanes, ships, over-the-road vehicles and material handling devices. Testing and manufacturing fluid power systems and components. Conducting research on new concepts, applications, and improvements of fluid power systems. Manufacturing components and systems. Marketing and selling fluid power systems, working closely with customers of fluid power manufacturers and distributors.
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