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Hydraulic Piston Pump

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This particular style of hydraulic pump is the driving force behind heavy-duty machines such as cranes, loaders, backhoes, diggers and excavators. Piston pumps are not limited to construction work and are also found in aeronautic, automotive, power generation, marine, military and manufacturing industries, to name a few. Read More…

Hydraulic Piston Pump Hydraulic piston pumps use a plunger-like apparatus to move hydraulic fluids through a cylinder in order to effectively raise the pressure for machinery, allowing it to push, pull and lift heavy loads.
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Newark, NJ  |  800-633-8234

Here at Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. we manufacture hydraulic solutions for a number of markets including: agricultural, municipal, construction, mining and transportation. Our company has an extensive history of engineering success.

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Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. $$$

Fort Myers , FL  |  239-275-7177

D&D Machine & Hydraulics Inc, located in Fort Myers, Florida, is a manufacturer of hydraulically driven, submersible pumping systems that serves the Agricultural, Construction, Industrial, Mining, Petroleum and Municipal markets worldwide. D&D builds electric or diesel-driven Power Units and Axial Flow, Trash, Sludge, Slurry/Digester and Mixed Flow pump heads. If a standard pump will not meet the performance needed for a special application, D&D’s wide range of specialty pumps can meet your individual requirement.

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D & D Machine & Hydraulics, Inc. $$$

Chatsworth, CA  |  818-407-3400

Hydraulics International, Inc. (HII) established in 1976 is a leading provider of High Pressure Test Units including Flushing Systems, Nitrogen Charging Systems, Control Panels, Chemical Injection Pumps, Air Powered Hydrostatic Piston Pumps, Gas Boosters, Air Pressure Air Amplifiers, and Turbine Flow Meters on a global basis. Since inception, HII has maintained an intense focus on design and engineering, striving to stay at the forefront of the Fluid Power technological advances. 100% USA made.

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Hydraulics International, Inc. $$$

Houston , TX  |  800-337-8875

Jones Hydraulic Service is proud to be serving the energy, marine, petrochemical, railroad, construction, foundation repair, pipeline and shipyard industries since 1977. Jones Hydraulic represents some of the world’s leading Hydraulic Tool & Equipment manufacturers that include SPX Power Team, SafeWay Hydraulics, Pell Hydrashear, TORC LLC, Eagle Pro, and more. Offering Hydraulic Tool & Equipment Sales, Service and Repair for 40 years.

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Jones Hydraulic Service $$$

Macomb, MI  |  586-786-3920

We sell hydraulic pumps designed for a variety of industries. Our manufacturing facility houses many late model pumps and components. It’s our promise as the premiere hydraulic pump manufacturers in the USA that our highly affordable pumps will meet or exceed the original component specification. There’s no question that with our hydraulics in place your equipment will continue to operate as efficiently as ever. Contact us today for more information!

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Panagon Systems $$$
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The popularity of hydraulic piston pumps stems from their ability to maximize energy use and productivity. Even a hydraulic hand pump, which is powered by a foot or hand pedal, can convert as little as 4.5 pounds of force into 100 pounds of load-moving force. Electric hydraulic pumps can reach pressure ranges up to 4,000 PSI. As capacities show such variability, the intended use of a pump should be carefully considered. Several other variables should also be taken into account.

Task-specific power sources, operating speeds, maximum fluid flows and pump weights are widely available in standard and custom configurations. Measurements such as diameter, rod extension length, height and width should also be considered, especially when a hydraulic piston pump is to be fitted to a pre-existing hydraulic system.

There are two basic variations of hydraulic piston pumps: axial and radial pistons. The essential difference between the two is the placement of the pistons within the hydraulic cylinder and the directionality of the movement. Axial pistons run parallel to the cylinder, while radial pistons are perpendicular to an inner column running through the cylinder. The latter provides a rotary movement. Axial pistons provide linear motion and are more popular in heavy machinery contexts.

Both can be single action or double action pumps. Despite the differing piston placements, both systems function in a similar fashion. Hydraulic fluids, usually oil or water composites, are housed in a reservoir connected to the main cylinder by tubes or hoses. The cylinder houses the pistons as well as one or more intake check valve and an equal number of discharge check valves. When the piston is withdrawn it creates a vacuum, and the liquid solution is pulled into the cylinder.

The piston is then returned to its original position and the intake valve is sealed. This creates pressure within the enclosed space and compresses the fluids. The plunger-like action is repeated until enough pressure is accumulated to force the hydraulic fluids out through the discharge valve. This creates the energy needed to work the attached machinery and move the intended load.