Hydraulic systems combine physics with technology. Finding the perfect blend results in machinery that is powerful and efficient. The basic mechanics underpinning a hydraulic system are easy to understand, but creating an optimised result requires experience. Here’s a quick overview:
Whether you’re looking to design and set up a new, bespoke hydraulic system from scratch or purchase an off-the-shelf model, it’s worth considering the ‘working backwards’ approach to proactive maintenance. By creating a plan that highlights critical areas of strain on the machinery, strenuous and wearing tasks, and sources of abrasion and corrosion ahead of time, you can match protective measures and preventative repairs to your system’s needs.
Every powered hydraulic machine generates ambient heat. Heat dissipates throughout the system, creating a broadly equivalent level temperature. It’s both a benefit and a hazard to engineers and designers working with volatile, sensitive mechanical systems. While the wasted thermal energy from moving hydraulics helps prevent freezing, rusting, and jams, hydraulic warmth also needs to be safely and quickly dissipated away when the machine’s fluid loop is deactivated.
One of the trickiest challenges when building hydraulics is overcoming compatibility. With a vast range of manufacturers and components on the market, fitting everything together to make the working, airtight hydraulic loop you want can be a design challenge.
Hydraulic systems use pressurised fluid to operate arms and pistons with extraordinary strength. While that’s great for industry and manufacturing, we shouldn’t forget their many other uses, too. One often-overlooked application is as a driving force for industrial-strength motors.
A hydraulic motor turns hydraulic energy into mechanical energy. Hydraulic motors produce an impressive force output / power ratio for their size, making them suitable for a wide range of vehicles, machines and industrial plant. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know About Hydraulic Motors”