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Working principle of hydraulic jack

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   A hydraulic jack is a device that uses hydraulic pressure to lift heavy loads. The working principle of a hydraulic jack is based on Pascal's Law, which states that pressure exerted on a confined fluid is transmitted equally in all directions.

   In a hydraulic jack, a pump is used to pump hydraulic fluid (usually oil) into a cylinder, which exerts pressure on a piston. The piston has a much larger surface area on one side than the other, so the pressure is multiplied by the ratio of the surface areas. This results in a much larger force being exerted on the load being lifted.

   When the pump is activated, the hydraulic fluid is forced into the cylinder, increasing the pressure and causing the piston to move. As the piston moves, it lifts the load. When the load reaches the desired height, the pump is turned off, and a valve is used to release the pressure, allowing the load to be lowered.

    The hydraulic jack is a simple and effective tool for lifting heavy loads, as the hydraulic fluid acts as a transfer medium for the pressure, allowing the load to be lifted with relatively small force applied to the pump. Additionally, the design allows for precise control of the lifting force, making it a useful tool for various applications.


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