Hydraulic Press

Purpose

To demonstrate dramatically Pascal's Law and the large forces attainable using hydraulic systems.
 

Equipment

Hydraulic press with length of wooden 2x4.

 

Suggestions

Pump handle slowly so that indicator reads correctly. Do not exceed 5 tons.
 

Images

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Description

Place the provided 2x4 board between the jaws of the press as shown in the photograph. Tighten the pressure release valve and pump the handle to increase the force and crush the 2x4. Pressure is read directly in tons.
 

References

Hein-Werner Hydraulic Jack, Manufacturer's Instructions.