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Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Hydraulic and pneumatic systems are two fluid power systems widely used in the industrial sector. Hydraulic systems use incompressible liquids like oil, transmitting power through pressure within a confined space. On the other hand, pneumatic systems work through the force provided by compressed air or gas. They work better in lighter applications that require less power and higher speed, such as air tools or automation systems in manufacturing.

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Mechanical systems that utilize compressed air or gas to generate power, control movements, and perform tasks in various applications.

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Employ the principles of fluid mechanics to generate, transmit, and control power by utilizing pressurized fluids.

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Hose Reels, Racks & Accessories

Accessories are equipment used for organizing, storing, and maintaining hoses in an efficient manner, facilitating accessibility.

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Hose, Pipe, Tube & Fittings

Essential components used in fluid conveyance systems to transport liquids, gases, and other substances, ensuring efficient flow, connection integrity, and compatibility between different parts of the system.

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About Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Hydraulics and pneumatics products are foundational elements in fluid power technology. These systems, powered by liquids and gases, are vital to many industries, including manufacturing, construction, and automotive. With their ability to generate high amounts of force, hydraulics and pneumatics products offer precise control and efficiency, enabling intricate tasks to be executed precisely. Whether it's a vehicle's hydraulic brake or a construction site's pneumatic drill, it's hard to imagine living without fluid power.

Hydraulics is a branch of science that revolves around the mechanical properties and use of liquids. It forms the foundation for fluid power, extensively employed in systems such as hydraulic machinery. Such machinery works through the transmission and control of fluid power via pressurized liquids, often oil. Noteworthy components that form part of hydraulic systems include the hydraulic pump (which creates fluid flow), the hydraulic cylinder (which converts fluid power into mechanical power), and the hydraulic valve (which controls the flow and direction of the fluid).

Pneumatics is a branch of engineering that utilizes gas or pressurized air to create movement or some form of mechanical work. Pneumatic systems are used in various industries due to their safety, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Critical components of a typical pneumatic system include a compressor, the heart of the system that pressurizes the air, and valves for controlling its direction, pressure, and flow rate. Additionally, actuators, hoses, fittings, and sensors make the system function correctly.

Hose reels, racks, and other accessories are the mainstay of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. They are essential in storing, organizing, and safeguarding the hoses that transmit fluid or gas under intense pressure. These components protect hose efficiency and durability by warding off kinks, abrasions, and environmental hazards, ensuring uninterrupted performance.

MRO Supply has a complete inventory of hydraulic and pneumatic components, including hose reels, racks, and accessories, to meet your specifications and requirements. Our products come from highly-regarded manufacturers, so you can trust MRO to be your one-stop shop for hydraulic and pneumatic components.

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