Hydraulic Power packs
In this article we want to explain the ins and outs of hydraulic power packs. A vital piece of equipment that is used with so many machines we see every day.
In a nutshell, hydraulic power packs are self contained units that are used instead of a built in power supply for hydraulic machinery. Hydraulic power uses fluid to transmit power from one location to another in order to run a machine. It really is as simple as that.
So what do they look like?
In order to recognize and better understand hydraulic power packs, it is a good idea to get to know the key components. Hydraulic power packs come in many different shapes and sizes, some are very large and stationary whereas others are much smaller and more compact. In fact, some hydraulic power packs are so compact that they can easily be transported in a small van or even an estate car.
The only real way to identify hydraulic power packs is through its main components. No matter the size of the unit, all power packs will have the following; a hydraulic reservoir, regulators, a pump, motor, pressure supply lines and relief lines.
What do these components do?
It may be obvious to some but in this post we wanted to explain every component as simply as possible. So here goes.
First up is the hydraulic reservoir which quite simply holds the fluid. Reservoirs will come in different sizes.
Then we have the regulators. Regulators are vital as they control and maintain the amount of pressure that the hydraulic power pack delivers.
Thirdly we have the pressure supply lines and relief lines. The supply line simply supplies fluid under pressure to the pump and the relief lines relieve pressure between the pump and the valves. The relief lines also control the direction of flow through the system.
Finally we have the pump and a motor. We will begin with the simpler component of the two, the motor. The motor is simply there to power the pump. Easy as that. Now the pump generally performs two actions. Firstly, it operates as a vacuum at the pump inlet and through atmospheric pressure forces fluid from the reservoir into the inlet line and then to the pump. It then delivers the fluid to the pump outlet and pumps it into the hydraulic system. We did warn you that the second part would be slightly more confusing.
So what is the function of hydraulic power packs?
Hydraulic power packs deliver power through a control valve which in turn runs the machine it is connected to. Hydraulic power packs come with a variety of valve connections. This means that you can power a variety of machines by using the appropriate valves.
Hydraulic power packs are relied upon by a range of different machines that use hydraulic power to do its work. If a machine is required to carry out heavy or systematic lifting then its likely it would need help from a hydraulic power pack.
To make it easier for you to understand, we have included a list of trades that regularly rely on our power packs. On a building site you will see machines like bulldozers and excavators, which both need hydraulic power packs. But, it is not just on building sites that you will find these types of machines. Fishermen and mechanics both need hydraulic power packs too. If we did not have them then how would fishermen lift their nets or how would mechanics lift our cars?
When picking a hydraulic power pack there are a variety of pumps and options to pick from and it is important to pick the right pack to meet your machines needs. It is also important to consider a pack that will help maximize productivity and minimize cost.
Many people will overlook the necessity of hydraulic power packs, but they really are vital to ensuring our society runs efficiently.
Do you need to maintain hydraulic power packs?
Yes you do and this is hugely important! Hydraulic power packs require regular maintenance to ensure they are working properly and safely and to help extend their life. Maintaining hydraulic power packs is relatively simple and includes checking the tubing, this can be for any noticeable problems such as dents or cracks. It is also vital to regularly change the hydraulic fluid and look at the reservoir to check for any corrosion or rust.
What hydraulic power packs do we provide?
Generally we provide four different types of hydraulic power packs. You can pick from a standard power pack, a mini power pack, a micro power pack or a bespoke power pack.
The standard hydraulic power pack uses a standard range of modular components and is ideal for the most demanding industrial applications. The mini power pack is ideal for applications requiring up to 5.5kW. The micro hydraulic power packs were originally produced for mobility applications, so are great for when space is limited. Finally, if none of these seem to fit your needs then we offer bespoke hydraulic power packs ensuring your application gets the hydraulic power pack it requires.
Finally, who is the genius behind hydraulic power packs?
The man behind hydraulics was Laissez Pascal. A French mathematician, physicist and religious philosopher who lived in the mid seventeenth century. Pascal made observations about fluid and pressure which led to Pascal’s law. Pascal's law states that when there is an increase in pressure at any point in a confined fluid, there is an equal increase at every other point in the container. Hydraulic power packs have been designed based on Pascal's law of physics, drawing their power from ratios of area and pressure.
So, interested in our Power Packs? Come on over to the main website and see what we can do for your Hydraulic Power Pack Needs .
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