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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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Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-949-6500

Since 1916, Kawasaki Precision Machinery has been providing high quality hydraulic pumps. We serve markets around the world, and are dedicated to providing you with best service available. Our talented engineering staff creates the best quality products and is determined to meet your every need and requirement. Call one of our friendly customer service representatives today to learn more!

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Kawasaki Precision Machinery (U.S.A.), Inc. $$$

Newmarket, ON  |  888-334-3348

We are a family-owned-and-operated company that has manufactured pumps since 1906. Some of the products we make & distribute include hydraulic pumps, hydraulic gear pumps, high pressure pumps; as well as centrifugal, stainless steel or plastic gear, hydra-cell, turbine, multistage & hand test pumps. At Albany Pump Company we manufacture/distribute pumps for any application & parts and accessories.

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Albany Pump Company Ltd. $$$

Conroe, TX  |  936-494-2000

Having innovative solutions for mission-critical applications makes Hydraulics Technology the preferred. For over 25 years, our impressive list of hydraulic pumps has met the needs of various applications. In assuring the highest quality products to our customers and meeting their expectations, Hydraulics Technology maintains ISO Certification. HTI is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

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Hydraulics Technology, Inc. $$$

Buffalo, NY  |  800-895-4326

Huge stock of brand name hydraulic pumps, motors & related components for fast delivery: fixed & variable displacement motors, variable pumps, gear pumps & motors, high pressure pumps & motors, plus in-house design & engineering of custom hydraulic systems and 150 & 400 HP testing. Trusted for superior products!

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Lifco Hydraulics $$$
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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.

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