Ready made or custom built hydraulic power packs – the choice is yours.
The BOSS BLACK range of DC/AC Power Packs is fully customisable with over 20 different circuit options available and both 12/24v DC and 240/415v AC varieties. High powered fan options cool the DC motor to ensure longevity, whilst “plug and play” remote pendants give you control at your fingertips and manual override is a standard feature on all single-acting packs.
So how do they work?
A hydraulic power pack, also known as a hydraulic power unit (HPU), is a self-contained unit that provides hydraulic power to machinery, equipment, or tools. It typically consists of a motor, a pump, a reservoir, a relief valve, and other hydraulic components.
The motor powers the hydraulic pump, which pressurizes hydraulic fluid (usually oil) that is stored in the reservoir. The pressurized hydraulic fluid is then distributed through hydraulic lines or hoses to operate hydraulic cylinders, motors, or other hydraulic components.
Hydraulic power packs are used in a wide range of applications, such as in the construction, manufacturing, and automotive industries, as well as in agriculture, aviation, and marine applications. They are often used to power equipment that requires precise, powerful, and reliable movement, such as cranes, lifts, presses, and conveyors.
Here is a basic overview of how a hydraulic power pack works:
- Motor: The motor provides the mechanical energy needed to operate the hydraulic pump. The motor may be powered by electricity, a gasoline or diesel engine, or some other source of power.
- Pump: The hydraulic pump is powered by the motor and pressurizes the hydraulic fluid in the reservoir. There are different types of pumps, including gear pumps, vane pumps, and piston pumps.
- Reservoir: The reservoir stores the hydraulic fluid and typically includes a filter to remove contaminants from the fluid.
- Valves and Control Mechanisms: The power pack may include various valves and control mechanisms to regulate the flow and pressure of the hydraulic fluid. These components may include pressure relief valves, check valves, directional control valves, and flow control valves.
- Hydraulic Lines and Hoses: The pressurized hydraulic fluid is distributed through hydraulic lines or hoses to the machinery, equipment, or tools that need hydraulic power. These may include hydraulic cylinders, motors, or other hydraulic components.
When the hydraulic fluid is pressurized and distributed to the machinery or equipment, it creates force that can be used to lift, push, pull, or move various objects or materials. The force can be adjusted and controlled by the various valves and control mechanisms in the power pack.
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