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Posted on May 21, 2020

A Quick Guide to Selecting Components for Your Hydraulic System

Selecting the correct inside diameter of fluid piping, such as steel tubing, steel pipes and hydraulic hoses

Piping should be sized to avoid drops in pressure. Unstable flow causes unnecessary friction between the walls of the piping and the fluid, ultimately creating lost energy in the system which will raise the temperature of the fluid.  This is due to excessive fluid velocity which causes turbulence and unplanned pressure drops.  By maintaining a practical fluid velocity, pump inlet conditions will be controlled which will reduce the potential of excessive heat. 

Posted on May 13, 2020

Why the Design of A Hydraulic System Matters

Hydraulic systems in heavy equipment are designed utilizing certain principles for performing work using multiple components.  For instance, motors activate pumps; the pumps pressurize hydraulic fluid that passes through tubes to actuators.  As an example, the actuators in an excavator move the arm or bucket. The fluid passes through filters, is recycled through the system, and circulates back to the pump.