(Flow): A condition where the fluid particles move in continuous
parallel paths, streamline flow.
A gain in output force over input force by sacrificing the distance
moved at the output. Mechanicaladvantage or force multiplication.
Compensation Algorithm: A mathematical equation implemented
by a computer to decrease the delay between the input and output.
The height a body or column of fluid is raised, for instance,
from the reservoir to the pump inlet. Lift is sometimes used to
express a vaccum. The opposite of head.
A tube, pipe or hose which acts as a conductor of hydraulic
Properly designed motion control systems have sensors called
limits that alert the control electronics that the physical end
of travel is being approached and that motion should stop.
Circuit: A digital circuit (also called gate) that has binary
inputs and outputs and is capable of performing a decision making
Ground: An electrical potential to which all control signals
in a particular system are referenced.