If you are working in the manufacturing, agricultural, or construction industry, you probably understand how hydraulic pumping is crucial for success. Hydraulic pumps are essential for assembling the heavy machines used in different industries, including tractors, loaders, forestry equipment, cranes, excavators, graders, and mining machines.
Hydraulic pumps are used to create a high fluid pressure to enhance the performance of a machine, and because they come in different types, it would be better to know and select the best one that will satisfy your needs.
Types of Hydraulic Pumps
While looking for a hydraulic pump for your machine, it would be better to engage professionals manufacturing innovative, quality, and high-performing pumps. Some of the common types include:
- Gear pumps – They have few moving parts but perform the task optimally. Gear pumps have a constant flow rate and operate at a pressure between 50 and 210 bar. They also operate at high speeds of between 3,000 and 6,000 pm. They are affordable as well.
- Piston Pumps – Most clients prefer piston pumps because they can handle large flows at high pressure with low fluid leakage. The pumps are reliable, offer the best volumetric efficiency, and have a high-power density.
- Rotary-Vane Pumps – Clients prefer these pumps because they have a high speed of 3,000 rpm and produce less noise. They also have better volumetric efficiency and are available in fixed and variable displacement models. In addition, you can reduce the flow rate to reduce energy consumption where necessary.
- Screw Pumps – Most users love these pumps because they are strong, have high pumping speeds, and are more efficient due to internal compression. They are also durable as they can withstand water vapor and particles.
Maintenance of Hydraulic Pumps
Maintaining your pups is very important for continued service. You can maintain your hydraulic machine by doing the following:
- Monitoring the changes in oil temperature
- Monitoring the levels of oil in the power unit tanks
- Checking and fixing potential leaks
- Keeping services of pipes and tanks clean
- Checking for the running noise of electric motors and hydraulic oil pumps and making necessary changes.