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Any tips on reading a hydraulic schematics

Any tips on reading a hydraulic schematics

Any tips on reading a hydraulic schematics

Any ideas and tips to make the reading of simple and complex hydraulic schematics easier??

I am new to the firled of hydraulics and struggling to read and infer hydraulic schematics.

thanks in advance

RE: Any tips on reading a hydraulic schematics


Learn all you can about the physical component each symbol represents and how it normally functions in a circuit. Remember many symbols can represent a different design part, such as a Gear, Vane, Piston pumps, and each type pump can operate and require different circuit design parameters.

Then practice, practice, practice. This is the problem with most persons trying to learn Fluid Power equipment design or maintenance. The seldom get a chance to work on the equipment and do not retain the information they have learned.

Bud Trinkel CFPE
fluidpower1 @ hotmail.com

RE: Any tips on reading a hydraulic schematics

Thanks Bud for your encouraging reply....i am exactly doing what you mentioned....will keep doing that ...

I luv to deal with hydraulics and look at these circuit diagrams to figure out whats wrong or what can i do to make it simple, nice and easy.

RE: Any tips on reading a hydraulic schematics

Here are two sources for information on Hydraulic Circuits.  Check out the workbook on the Costal site. The have  very inexpensive handbooks on circuits and others.  They have every approach to the study of hydraulics.

I have the Audel book but an older edition. Very good book.

Search hydraulics on this site.


RE: Any tips on reading a hydraulic schematics

There is some good information on some web sites.  Take a look at www.cfpsos.com and click on the “Basic Fluid Power Symbols” link.  You will find a list of the building blocks for Fluid Power Symbols.  You also ought to become familiar with the International Fluid Power Society.  There is a wealth of information and links on that web site.  Go to www.ifps.org.

Dan Helgerson CFPS, AFPI, AJPP

RE: Any tips on reading a hydraulic schematics

Thanks guys ...really helpful information .....!!

If anyone else has got any more ideas , please drop in ..

Thanks once again,


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