The Key Components of Hydraulic Power Units

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Hydraulic power units generate and supply power to different types of equipment and machinery. The different parts of these power units work together to create and control hydraulic pressure, which can then drive actuators, cylinders, motors, actuators, and other types of hydraulic devices.

The Key Components of Hydraulic Power Units

The main parts of hydraulic power units typically include the following components:

  • Tank: This is the container that holds the hydraulic fluid, helps it maintain at a consistent level, and prevents air from entering the rest of the hydraulic system.
  • Pump: The pump is responsible for converting energy into the mechanical energy produced by the motor into hydraulic energy. There are many different types of hydraulic pumps, including piston pumps, vane pumps, and gear pumps.
  • Motor: The motor in a power unit is what provides the mechanical energy that helps drive the hydraulic pump. Motors are not present in every power unit, but they are most common in industrial and mobile applications.
  • Hydraulic fluid: This fluid is an extremely important part of any power unit. The fluid within a power unit is what lubricates the system, transmits power, and helps dissipate heat. The type of fluid contained within a power unit depends on the application’s operation conditions and specific requirements.
  • Filtration system: A filtration system makes sure that the hydraulic fluid remains free from contaminants that could end up damaging the component’s system. The filter is typically located within the fluid intake line, which sits within the tank.

For more information about hydraulic power units, feel free to reach out to our team here at Dalton Hydraulic.