Fluid power in the United States is a $16 billion industry.
The limits of fluid power are still not defined. There is real opportunity to bring new innovation and technology to the industry.
Fluid power is used in hundreds of applications including:
Hydraulic and pneumatic systems can harness and store energy that other kinds of technologies cannot.
Fluid power has tremendous power density (that is, it packs a lot of power into a small package) compared to electric power.
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This power density makes it possible to generate huge amounts of force with less energy consumption.
The biggest technology innovation is the integration of fluid power and electronic control.
Recent advancements integrating electronic control with fluid power make it possible to more precisely control all this power and do it in a more efficient way, creating new opportunities to apply fluid power.
Research in fluid power is leading to smaller, innovative applications, such as medical devices, green energy and unmanned rescue devices.
The fluid power industry is hungry for young talented engineers who are ready to apply research breakthroughs in an exciting new generation of fluid power applications.