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Hydraulic Motor courtesy White Drive Products

A hydraulic actuator consists of cylinder or fluid motor that uses hydraulic power to facilitate mechanical operation. The mechanical motion gives an output in terms of linear, rotatory or oscillatory motion. As liquids are nearly impossible to compress, a hydraulic actuator can exert a large force.


Hydraulic systems are simple and generally reliable in operation. Hydraulic systems afford significant power amplification yet lack the acceleration of electromechanical systems. Surprisingly, hydraulic systems offer the advantage of weight per power typically measured in gram/kilowatt of output power.

Uses include:

  • Control systems in machine tools
  • Marine
  • Aerospace


Hydraulic actuator products include factory automation and industrial systems, mobile tools, industrial gates and doors, marine and commercial lifts, aerospace control systems, etc...



Some of our Hydraulic Sponsors include...

Aventics Corporation

AVENTICS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pneumatic components, systems, and customer-specific applications.

Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth AG company offers all drive and control technologies, from mechanics, hydraulics and linear motion

Everight Position Technologies Corp.

Everight Position Technologies provides solutions for linear, angular and tilt position measurement.

Tolomatic, Inc.

Tolomatic is a global supplier of electro-mechanical and pneumatic linear actuators for motion control.

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