Fluid power is on the increase in the process of manufacturing due to its simplicity and to cost effectiveness. Hence, any person who wishes to be involved in the manufacturing process in a repair, control or engineering role should be familiar with the fundamentals of pneumatics and hydraulics. This introductory course is a study of the principles, concepts and equipment used in the field of pneumatics and hydraulics. Course emphasis is placed upon systems design, applications, and maintenance and repair. The following concepts are reviewed in this course: fluid power principles, fluid power cylinders, control valves (3 & 4 and 4 & 5 way), fluid power pumps, and other fluid power components.