Transmitting force with mechanical leverage

Here’s another Flint Hydraulics Tech Tip: Hydraulics is similar to mechanical leverage in that with either means of transmitting force, a small input force results in a larger output force. This is the reason a small hydraulic cylinder can push with high force. The mathematical formula for a mechanical lever is Output Force = Input Force x Lever Length, while the formula for hydraulics is Output Force = Pressure x Piston Surface Area.


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