Small Hydraulic Motors
Small hydraulic motors are mechanisms that convert hydraulic energy into mechanical energy that can be used to power various machines. Small hydraulic motors have small stroke lengths, which is the distance that the piston moves inside the cylinder to achieve its extended state.
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How Small Hydraulic Motors Work
When the hydraulic fluid is pumped into the bottom chamber of a small hydraulic cylinder, the piston rod is pushed up, pushing the hydraulic fluid in the other chamber back into the reservoir. This process pressurizes the chamber and extends the piston to its full length, giving the hydraulic cylinder its ability to push. The piston’s full measurement, or stroke length, in small hydraulic motors, maybe less than an inch. Although they retain all of the capabilities of larger hydraulic cylinders, small hydraulic motors are typically used in applications requiring high precision, as in military operations or robotics. Regardless of the size of a hydraulic motor, certain considerations must always be thought through while building and before using one. Proper fluids must always be used and checked for compatibility with the metal material of the motor. All of the relief valves, pumps, and fluid reservoirs should be checked. Such precautions ensure that a hydraulic motor will function at its optimum level for the longest time.