In his role he often gets asked the questions “What is fluid power?” and “Why should we care about fluid power?” He addresses these questions and more in this great 6 part series.
Lanke states that fluid power has numerous advantages, including force, power density, and flexibility, that make it a foundational technology for dozens of industries.
Fluid power is used extensively in manufacturing, mobile equipment, aerospace, mining, automotive, material handling, and medical equipment applications.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 1,700 U.S. companies that manufacture or distribute fluid power components, providing over 683,000 jobs.
Sales of fluid power components exceed $17 billion per year. Annual sales of systems that utilize fluid power exceed $225 billion.
Click here for Part 1 – Why Fluid Power?
Check out NFPA’s blog, Power2Move, for more conversations about innovative uses of fluid power.
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