Maritime Hydraulics

Five main categories of equipment to achieve this power transmission in a hydraulic system are:

  1. The hydraulic pump to convert mechanical into hydraulic energy.
  2. Valves to allow this hydraulic energy to be controlled.
  3. Hydraulic cylinders to convert the hydraulic energy into linear force and motion or
  4. Hydraulic motors to convert the hydraulic energy into continuous rotary motion
  5. Ancillary equipment including filters, heat exchangers, tanks, pipes, etc. to complete practical circuits.