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In hydraulic systems, force is applied to a fluid, typically oil, in order to transfer energy from one area to another. The transferred energy is used to drive a variety of high-powered, heavy duty equipment such as hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motors and hydraulic presses. These products are constructed from materials that perform well under pressure such as stainless steel, brass, cast iron and more. Hydraulic systems require many different components and some of the more common hydraulic supplies include tubes, valves, filters and actuators. Due to their wide-ranging design, hydraulic equipment & supplies can be used in several diverse industries including: construction, for equipment such as cranes, bulldozers and lifts; automotive and aviation, for braking systems and power transmission applications; and industrial manufacturing, for automated process and assembly equipment.

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Types of Hydraulic Equipment:

Hydraulic Cylinders

Hydraulic cylinders are actuation devices that are designed to generate linear motion. Hydraulic cylinders utilize pressurized hydraulic fluids and typically heavy duty applications will rely on hydraulic cylinders to create the power needed to move large objects. Many different industries will use hydraulic cylinders: agriculture, construction, oil and gas, manufacturing, military, machining, automotive, aviation, robotics, aerospace, and waste removal.

Hydraulic Lifts

Hydraulic lifts are machines that designed to lift or support heavy objects that may be too difficult to transport through manual labor. Aerial lifts are a popular type of hydraulic lift which is an elevated work platform which allows workers to do various tasks such as building maintenance. Rotary lifts are slightly different as they are typically designed for lifting automobiles. Regardless of the design of the lift they all use compressed hydraulic fluid which forces the hydraulic cylinders to function.

Hydraulic Motors

Hydraulic motors are products that turn hydraulic pressure into a usable rotational energy. These devices are designed with a reservoir, rotating machinery and a pump. Hydraulic motors are able to generate a significant amount of power compared to other types of motors that are the same size. Hydraulic motors are typically used in construction equipment, recycling processes, wheel motors for military applications, self-driven cranes, excavators, agriculture, conveyor systems, dredging and many other industrial purposes.

Hydraulic Press

Hydraulic press devices come in a variety of different types including transfer presses, stamping presses, vacuum presses, platen presses, arbor presses, laminating presses, pneumatic presses, C-Frame presses, H-Frame presses, power presses, press brakes and much more. These items are generally manufactured from durable materials such as stainless steel as this metal can handle the shear force generated. Hydraulic presses can be designed for either single or multi-station configurations. While the single station design offers a single set of tools, the multi-station is equipped to perform a wide range of press operations.

Hydraulic Pumps

Hydraulic pumps are used to transfer hydraulic fluids that are then put under pressure and are converted into mechanical energy. The two basic types of hydraulic pumps are piston pumps and gear pumps. Piston pumps are broken up into axial or radial piston pumps. The axial pumps are designed for linear motion and the radial pumps operate in a rotary manner. Gear pumps are divided into two groups: internal gear pumps and external gear pumps. Regardless of the configuration these pumps can provide single-action or double-action functionality where the pump will either push or pull.