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Everyday Uses of Hydraulic Technology

September 6, 2021 4:33 pm

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You may be surprised to know that hydraulic technology has been used in engineering for thousands of years. It was used by Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian civilisations for water irrigation and water clocks. The Persian Empire also built water mill systems and canals which we can now recognise as hydraulic technology. Joseph Bramah and William Armstrong were the engineers who created the hydraulic press which was used during the industrial revolution in Britain. Hydraulic systems are mainly used in commercial and industrial settings, but they are also used in our everyday lives. Read on to find out some examples of everyday uses of hydraulic technology.

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  1. The most contact we have with hydraulic technology is with cars. Hydraulic systems are used for the braking system and power steering. Both are necessary to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers on the road and are obviously important parts of driving. Petrol stations and refuelling the car also use hydraulic technology. Moreover, at a garage when a car is being repaired, hydraulic systems are used to lift the car.
  2. Another surprising everyday use of hydraulic technology is in the kitchen. The hinges of cupboards and doors use it, as well as modern dishwashers that use hydraulic power to make them more efficient and quieter than older, more traditional dishwashers.

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  1. Lastly, the use of hydraulic technology is critical to ensure safety on public transportation such as buses, trains and aeroplanes. Hydraulics is especially important in larger transportations like aeroplanes when using the control panel, as the technology is needed so that the action a switch commands can be performed correctly.

To find out more about hydraulic technology, or if you’re in need of a Hydraulic Power Unit, I recommend visiting the website, www.hydraproducts.co.uk.

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