A major shift towards electro-hydraulic pumping units is transforming the mobile hydraulics industry. One of the main factors contributing to the shift is to try and lower fuel consumption and emissions of mobile equipment. In the face of government-mandated emissions regulations, electro-hydraulic solutions offer a distinct advantage.
Traditional Hydraulic System Problems
In traditional hydraulic systems, the diesel engine is directly coupled to the hydraulic pump. In the worst cases, the pump runs at 100 percent pressure and flow for all hydraulic functions but the machine may only see average use of 20 percent of the power available.
A hydraulic manifold disseminates hydraulic oil throughout a circuit. Valves within the manifold regulate the flow of the pressurized oil. The oil is directed through hoses to a work device. Such a system can be easily customized. For example, B & R Manifolds is a company that currently supplies a wide array of … Read More