Have you ever ridden in an airplane before? If you have, then you’ve experience hydraulics firsthand! The aviation industry is chock full of hydraulic systems and components. From takeoff and landing gear to the minute wing adjustments, many aeronautic components are powered by hydraulics. Whether you took a quick hour plane ride, or traversed the ocean to visit another country, your plane used them!
Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to get in shape. If so and you’ve been hitting the gym frequently, you’ve probably been utilizing hydraulics. Unless you’re strictly using free weights or running outside, most workout equipment features hydraulic cylinders for added resistance.
Have you ever been to an amusement park and ridden a ride? Remember being a kid and riding on the roller coasters and tilt-a-whirls? Well, those all operate with the power of hydraulics! It doesn’t matter whether you are riding in a Ferris wheel basket hundreds of feet in the air, or on a tea cup in the kiddie park. Hydraulics are everywhere!
If you still think that you haven’t encountered hydraulics at all in your life, ask yourself if you’ve ever driven in a car. If so, then there’s a 99.9% chance that you have come into contacts with hydraulics. The automotive industry is rife with hydraulics. From pumps and brakes to motors and cylinders, cars and trucks are chock full of hydraulics.