Trainer for Hydraulic Systems in Commercial and Light Vehicles 

Trainer for Hydraulic Systems in Commercial and Light Vehicles 

Hydraulics – which derives from the Greek word "hydron" = "water" – describes the discipline of how liquids flow. Hydraulics thereby functions by implementing movements and generating forces. Hydraulic drives have the task of converting energy stored within the liquid into kinetic energy. The most important components of hydraulic systems are therefore the fluid-operated active machines, such as cylinders and motors on the one hand and control elements (valves) on the other. Hydraulics systems are used nowadays primarily when large forces need to be uniformly and precisely exerted.

In the area of commercial vehicles in particular, hydraulic systems therefore play an essential role. The tipping systems of a digger or of a truck are both implemented using hydraulics or electro-hydraulics. Even in smaller vehicles, hydraulic systems are employed to a lesser extent but nonetheless in key areas such as brakes or steering systems.