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10 Applications for Hydraulic Power UnitsHydraulic power units are used in many industries. They provide the power behind a well run hydraulic system and can be found in the most surprising of places.With a motor, a hydraulic pump and a reservoir, it’s surprising what can be achieved.You can expect to find hydraulic systems used in the following:· Meat processing machinery· Mobile construction and road work equipment· Test equipment in the aerospace industry· Ma...
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Hydraulics for Road Blockers and Rising Bollards Road blockers and bollards provide active obstructions to control vehicular access. Commonly divided into two main groups either for Access control or Security.
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Hi Everyone, here Hydra Products we have decided to start utilising our Blog more to keep you up to date, informed, and hopefully occasionally amused by our ramblings! There’s lot’s more to come but just to make sure we’re all starting on the right page we thought we’d better just give you a very brief history of Hydraulic power...Water has played a huge part in the advancement of mankind and has been a powerful source for us to harness for thousands of years, right up to...
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Do I need a Hydraulic Cooler for my powerpack?A design decision to fit a hydraulic oil cooler like this can only be made with a full assessment of how much heat is going to be put into the oil and how much of that heat can the system dissipate without the oil overheating.The heat comes from inefficiencies or losses. The greater the inefficiencies the greater more power input will be required to overcome them. The inefficiencies will manifest themselves as heat. So the amount of extra input power...
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What battery cable size should I use?When connecting a DC hydraulic power pack to the battery it is important to get the cable sizing correct. The battery cable will carry high currents and they must be sized to minimise voltage drops. When a DC powerpack is running at full load currents up to 300 amps can be required.Maximum current draw of your DC powerpack can be estimated as follows, but for exact current figures the dc motor performance curves must be referred to.   500 Watt 8...
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Business software upgrade to Orderwise 2013Orderwise business software has been at the centre of Hydraproducts management for many years, that’s why we have taken the major step to upgrade to the latest suite of Orderwise 2013 manufacturing modules.Our Operations manager, Mr Mike Skitt, has overseen the re-build of our IT systems to accommodate this server enhancement. Assistance from Jodie Archer, Orderwise Analyst, has meant that this process was smooth and completed on schedule.OrderWis...
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Launch and Recovery System (LARS) What is it? The “A” Frame section is moved from the inboard stowed position to the outboard launch position by Hydraulic Luffing Cylinders. The hydraulic luffing cylinders are controlled and operated from a central control point on the “A” Frame base, where all the individual proportional control valves are located, including the controls for winches.
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Which Hydraulic Oil to use in my power pack?There are a wide range of choices over an even wider range of budgets, but the right hydraulic oil will prolong your machine life and reduce your overall running costs.Three initial questions must be answered:-1) In what type of equipment will the hydraulic fluid be used?2) How severe will the duty be?3) What operating temperature and pressures will be experienced?4) Environment food safe etcEnvironment food safe etcAnswers to these questions will lead...
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Hydraulic Power Pack Basics - Q&A What is the function of Hydraulic Power? The function of Hydraulic Power is to simply convert a primary drive source into a hydraulic fluid flow.
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HPR power packs can often need to be bleed when commissioning, despite being fully tested at the time of manufacture. This is required when the oil drains from the main manifold. Priming the hydraulic power pack is necessary as it fills the cavity between the pump outlet and the pilot check valve.
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