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Little-Known Facts About Hydraulics And Hydraulics Repair


Folks from Lafayette come to us for local hydraulic service and hydraulic parts for a few different reasons. At Acadiana Hydraulics, we specialize in the hydraulics industry, and have been providing hydraulics repair service and affordable, top-of-the-line parts for over 40 years now! When you stop to think about it, that is quite the chunk of time; it’s almost a half-century of helping people from Lafayette and beyond with any and all of their hydraulic maintenance needs.

We believe that having a track-record of success as long as ours points to the way we operate as a hydraulics repair and parts company. People around here are smart enough to realize if a company is cutting corners or if they’re products and services aren’t exactly what they make them out to be. At Acadiana Hydraulics, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, constantly striving to improve and adapt with the latest technological advances in our ever-changing industry.

Today we are going to depart from our usual range of topics in favor of relaying to our readers some interesting, fun, and perhaps little-known facts about the field of hydraulics and fluid power. Keep reading if you want to pick up a few tidbits you can use to impress everyone at your next dinner party! (Fair warning: we don’t actually recommend you bring these factoids up, unless of course it is a topic of conversation or it’s a power-fluid themed event. Consider yourself warned!)


Little-Known Facts About Fluid Power And Hydraulics

  • The word “hydraulics” originally comes from the Greek word “hydros”, which means water. As many of our readers know, water was the very first fluid to be used in fluid power.

  • Fluid power, in case you are wondering, is simply the transferral of energy by harnessing the power of liquids and gas.

  • Hydraulic power is almost always derived from mechanical power of some kind. A common example of this would be when a hydraulic pump is driven by an engine crankshaft.

  • There exist two primary kinds of hydraulics. The first is hydrodynamics, which is using fluids at high speeds to give power. An example of this happening “out in the wild” include a propeller being propelled by hydrodynamics. The second kind is hydrostatics. Hydrostatics involves using fluids at lower speeds yet high pressure to give power. This is commonly used in most hydraulic systems. Examples of hydrostatic systems include hydraulic cylinders, presses, brakes, and jacks.

  • To the uninitiated, it’s easy to think of hydraulics in terms of oil getting pulled by the hydraulic system. This is not accurate. Air press pushes oil.

  • Quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies are all made with a hydraulic press, and that is pretty neat.

  • The industrial revolution of the 19th and 20th century gave rise to the use of hydraulic systems in steam engines and even in hydraulic military equipment. However, the fundamental principles of our industry which are still used to this day were discovered by Pascal and Bernoulli in the 17th century. A gentleman by the name of Joseph Bramah harnessed those principles and invented the very first hydraulic press in the late 1600s.

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So there you have it, an all-too brief list of some (potentially) little-known facts in regard to hydraulics and hydraulic repair service. Okay, to be fair, none of the above was about hydraulic repair service in general. We just like to mention that because it’s one of our bread-and-butter offerings here at Acadiana Hydraulics. If you are looking for Lafayette hydraulic repair, give us a call today!


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