Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Hydraulic Pumps and Their Types

By James Blee Subscribe to RSS | June 6th 2012 | Views:

Hydraulic pumps are devices that can easily convert the mechanical energy into fluid power. These devices are generally powered by electricity or gas. At certain times, air as well hand driven pumps are also seen being utilized.

Basically, hydraulic pumps are of three major types: vane, piston, and gear. All three can be termed as positive displacement devices, which mean that they have the ability to transfer a certain calculated amount of hydraulic fluid into the hydraulic based systems. Naturally, the fluid progresses towards the required component while letting the pressure converted into mechanical force.

However, design of pumps can be further listed into certain groups. Have a look below:

Piston Pumps: Radial, in-line, axial, reciprocating, or even bent-axis.

Vane pumps: Sliding, and cam.

Pumps can also be subcategorized according to different modifications being made for certain applications. Although each of these pumps does feature different design variation but functioning of them is similar. Each is used with the fluids of certain defined viscosity. Note that certain changes in the fluid viscosity may result in altered performances. This can lower down the efficiency rate by a greater margin. Another important fact to share: almost every pump does require a suitable filtration system to prevent it from getting damaged through solid particles that are present within hydraulic fluid.

These pumps are extremely important machining devices for manufacturing as well construction purpose. They are totally responsible for machine's efficiency, precision, as well overall performance rate of entire system. There are different materials being used in these pumps for minimizing the wear while providing with consistent performance. According to temperature and pressure requirement, materials are used for preparing these pumps. In most case, synthetic rubbers, steel alloys, as well plastics are used in the manufacturing process. Also, some polymers as well high-strength alloys are used in manufacturing high-pressure systems.

James Blee - About Author:
For more information on hydraulic pumps, check out the info available online at

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Technology Articles Subscribe to RSS

The designing of hydraulic systems
Published by Nishaidhijames on August 10th 2012 | Technology
When we talk about hydraulic systems the very first thing that comes to the mind is about the hydrau...
The Importance of Engine Parts for Earth Moving Equipment
Published by Matthew Stopford on August 26th 2012 | Technology
This article explains the importance of engine parts for earth moving equipment and expand on reputa...
Maintain a Perfect Heating and Cooling System in Seattle
Published by Amit on August 24th 2012 | Technology
Heating and cooling systems are imperative for any residence to live comfortably. However, proper ma...
Serve Your Clients Better by Hiring IT Consulting in Orlando
Published by Jack Martin on August 24th 2012 | Technology
IT consulting in Orlando is the newly adapted concept that every small and medium scale companies ha...
Microcontrollers and Electronics Circuits Making Electronics Magazine More Popular
Published by Shubhranshu Agarwal on August 24th 2012 | Technology
Access to online electronics portals is very easy; one needs to get himself registered with only few...
Microcontroller Based Electronics Designs to Make the Everyday Tasks Simplified
Published by Shubhranshu Agarwal on August 24th 2012 | Technology
Online Electronics For You magazines emerge as the best solution for the professionals who always wa...
Dot Net Development Platform for Business Applications
Published by Alex Franklin on August 23rd 2012 | Technology
The .Net platform was built from a scratch to overcome many of the problems that commonly accustomed...