Hydraulic Systems: Hydraulic System Fundamentals

Hydraulic System Fundamentals examines the various input and output devices and components that make-up a hydraulic system. In addition to learning about the various input and output devices, the learner will understand how control devices are used to regulate the flow of fluid through valving mechanisms. The learner will then be introduced to accessories that are commonly used in hydraulic systems. This course is presented using THORS’ visual and interactive format with additional tests and learning moments to help solidify concepts.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difference between input and output devices.
  • Differentiate the various types of pumps and motors used in a hydraulic system.
  • Recognize symbols used in a hydraulic schematic.
  • Name the different valves that are manufactured and understand how they function.
  • Recall common accessories and reasons for their use within a hydraulic system.
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents

Input and Output Devices

  • Actuators
    • Single-Acting Cylinder
    • Double-Acting Cylinder
  • Hydraulic Pumps
    • Gear Pump
    • Vane Pump
    • Piston Pump
    • Variable Volume Piston Pump
  • Accumulator
  • Hydraulic Motors
    • Fixed Displacement Motor
    • Variable Displacement Motor
    • Gear Motor
    • Vane Motor
    • LSHT Motors
  • Hydraulic Tank
  • Filter


  • Directional Control Valve
  • Pilot Operated Direction Control Valve
  • Pressure Control Valves
    • Sequence Valves
    • Unloading Valves
    • Counterbalance Valves
  • Pressure Reducing Valves

Hydraulic System Accessories

  • Hydraulic Hoses
  • Electronic Controls
  • Solenoids
  • Proportional Controls
  • Control Amplifiers
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Pressure Transducers
  • Flow Meters

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