Everyone knows how hydraulic power units have become a lot more versatile, as they are now portable and you can make use of them for a variety of applications in different industries. Mobile applications for hydraulic power packs are now a lot more prevalent, thanks to more advanced and innovative technology, and whatever use or purpose you have for a hydraulic power pack, you are almost certain to find one – or have one customised – according to your precise requirements. Hydraulic power packs come in various kinds, and you can opt for a standard unit or a micro power pack or mini power pack depending on the application or location where you will use it. But hydraulic power packs have various components as well, and it pays to know what these components are and what they do so you can choose the best unit for your needs.
Each hydraulic power unit or pack is a complete and whole mechanism that operates according to the functionality of its parts. Every unit will have different primary elements that can control how the device will function, provide a source of power, and how its auxiliary or additional components will operate. Some of the typical components of a hydraulic power pack include the following:
A hydraulic power pack will have a motor or engine, and this engine is capable of converting or changing electricity to mechanical power. The motor will generate a torque which serves as the unit’s main function and main source of power. Hydraulic power pack motors can come with AC operations or DC operations.
- Pressure control valve
If you opt for a hydraulic power pack that operates on pressure relay, it will have three kinds of valves: the relief valve, the pressure relief valve, and the sequence valve. All of these valves will run or operate according to a particular sequence as well as action depending on its application.
- Hydraulic pump
This component is invaluable to the functionality of the unit, and it can produce hydraulic pressure due to mechanical energy. The hydraulic pump relies on the motor of the unit so it can provide the force as well as the flow for the unit’s actuator. There are also various kinds of hydraulic pumps, including a piston pump, a vane pump, and a gear pump.
- Directional control valve
This special valve is similar in function to the pressure control valve, and there are also different types of directional control valves, such as the shuttle valve, the check valve, the hydraulic control valve, and the solenoid valve, among others. Compared to the other components of a hydraulic power pack, the directional control valve is the biggest.
- Flow control valve
The purpose of the flow control valve is to regulate the speed of the movement; it does this by switching between the flow area as well as the control of the flow.
Of course, you can take advantage of other specifics when it comes to hydraulic power packs, as you can match these specifics to your particular and precise requirements.