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Fluid Power Systems

  • Patrick J. Klette
  • ISBN-10: 0826936288
  • ISBN-13: 9780826936288
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

Fluid Power Systems is a new text/workbook that presents an introduction to the design, application, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. It features large, full-color illustrations detailing systems, components, and devices specific to industrial and commercial applications. Content includes pumps, valves, actuators, electrical controls, and troubleshooting techniques and focuses on the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems. Common applications in the text/workbook include industrial applications such as mobile hydraulic equipment and stationary production manufacturing equipment. Each component, device, or system is introduced with descriptions, operation, common applications, system examples, and operating characteristics.


  • Two CD-ROMs are included with this text. The first CD-ROM contains the following:

  • Quick Quizzes®

  • Illustrated Glossary

  • Flash Cards

  • Interactive Schematics

  • Review Questions

  • Media Clips

  • Link to

  • The second CD-ROM contains FluidSIM® 4.2 Student Version simulation software. This software provides the learner with an added tool to create, build, and troubleshoot hydraulic circuits in the form of specific activities in the text/workbook. Instructors can also create their own activities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fluid Power Systems in Industry
Chapter 2: Fluid Power System Principles
Chapter 3: Hydraulic System Fundamentals
Chapter 4: Hydraulic Pumps
Chapter 5: Directional Control
Chapter 6: Flow Control
Chapter 7: Hydraulic Actuators
Chapter 8: Pressure Control
Chapter 9: Hydraulic Fluid Maintenance
Chapter 10: Pneumatic System Fundamentals
Chapter 11: Pneumatic System Components
Chapter 12: Pneumatic System Conditioning
Chapter 13: Fluid Power System Electrical Control
Chapter 14: Fluid Power System Maintenance and Troubleshooting



All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Fluid Power Systems Instructor's Resource Guide  (ISBN-10: 082693630X | ISBN-13: 9780826936301)

The Fluid Power Systems Instructor's Resource Guide is a valuable instructional tool designed for training in group settings. The Instructor's Resource Guide provides an out-of-the-box approach designed for maximum flexibility. It is divided into sections for easy use in a classroom or seminar setting.

Fluid Power Systems Answer Key  (ISBN-10: 0826936296 | ISBN-13: 9780826936295)

The Answer Key contains answers to questions in the text/workbook. Answers and solutions are given for all problems.