Hydraulic symbols: Understanding basic fluid power schematics Aug 15, 2017If we get slightly more advanced than your basic line, we have three other common shapes used in hydraulic schematics. These are the circle, square and diamond. Ninety nine percent of hydraulic symbols use one of these three as a foundation. Pumps and motors of every kind are drawn using a circle, as are measuring instruments.Author: Mary Gannon Basic hydraulic circuit - SlideShare Dec 22, 2012Interaction of components The animations show the sequences in a basic hydraulic circuit in simplified form - the actuation and spring return of the final control element (4/2-way valve), the advance and return of the drive component (double acting cylinder) and the opening and closing of the pressure relief valve. 7.