Hydraulics has made a significant impact on a number of industries, especially the construction industry. Its development and implementation into construction have powered the industry, with most machines being powered by hydraulics. Hydraulics are keeping the construction industry propelling forward. Making impossible, innovative feats in both architecture and engineering, hydraulics make many things in the construction industry possible.
Here are some examples of how hydraulics are transforming the construction industry in equipment and heavy hydraulic machinery.
1. Hydraulic Cylinders
Hydraulic cylinders are a vital component of any hydraulic machinery. These parts are often tasked with pulling or pushing forth the system. Hydraulic cylinders are commonly used in presses with simpler hydraulic systems and can generate a high amount of force, which allows the machinery to move heavy tons of dirt and materials across a site with ease.
2. Cylinder Barrels, Pistons & Heads
Cylinder barrels, pistons, and heads work in unison within a hydraulic system to create what is known as a pressure zone. The cylinder barrel retains pressure created from the cylinder, the heads then enclose the pressure chamber and the piston separates the pressure zones. All three are crucial components of any hydraulic system, especially in heavier pieces of equipment.
3. Hydraulic Hoses
Hydraulic hoses are another important part of heavy hydraulic machinery. Hydraulic hoses come in various lengths, diabetes, and materials. Each is also rated based on pressures and temperatures, which is why it’s crucial to select the proper hydraulic hose for your hydraulic unit to ensure it operates properly.
4. Hydraulic Pumps
Pumps are a necessary component in a hydraulic system. The most commonly used hydraulic pump is the gear pump. Gear pumps allow the hydraulic system to function efficiently and smoothly. In heavier hydraulic equipment, gear pumps can allow the system to handle extremely high amounts of pressure, up to about 700 bar. Hydraulic pumps are a very valuable source of energy for many hydraulic machines. The pumps are designed to push high amounts of fluid through metal cylinders, which transforms mechanical energy to hydrostatic pressure.
5. Hydraulic Filters
Hydraulic filters, similar to filters in cars, trucks and even tractors, keep the machine’s system clean and ensure optimal operation of the piece of equipment. Hydraulic filters are essential to ensure smooth functioning as about 75% of fluid power failures is the result of contamination in the machine. That reflects just how essential hydraulic filters are to ensuring a clean, well-running piece of machinery. Keeping hydraulic fluid free of contaminants and debris is key to maintaining your investment.
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