Are you familiar with hydraulic power units and how they can be used for the job you’re tasked with? To see the types of hydraulic power units Bloom Manufacturing offers, click here. Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about what they are, how they work and the benefits of using them. 

What is a Hydraulic Power Unit? 

This equipment is complex and can be used for a variety of reasons, so we’ll simplify it the best we can. Hydraulic power units are used to control hydraulic energy and are made up of an arrangement of interconnected components. They can be designed as open, closed and combined. 

What Kind of Components? 

What do we mean when we say hydraulic power units are made up of various components? Here are some things a typical hydraulic power unit is made up of: 

  • Valves (control direction and pressure) 

  • Pump (converts mechanical power into hydraulic power) 

  • Filters (maintain condition of fluid) 

  • Cylinders or Motors (convert hydraulic power to linear power) 

  • Reservoirs (store fluid) 

  • Instruments (monitor the performance) 

What Are They Used For? 

As previously mentioned, hydraulic power units in the modern day are used for so many different purposes. Some of the most common include: 

  • Agriculture machinery 

  • Marine industry 

  • Road maintenance vehicles 

  • Forklift trucks 

  • Excavators 

  • Steel works 

  • And much more! 

How Does It Work? 

The simplified version of how hydraulic power units work starts with the gear pump pulling hydraulic fluid out of the tank. This is transferred into the accumulator and the pump will continue to move fluid until it’s reached the desired level of pressure. The fluid will then begin to circulate in the system. 

The unit’s job is the maintain the pressure that’s needed, so if the pressure is too low, it will be increased and if the pressure is too high, it will be relieved. As long as the unit maintains the right pressure, it can be continuously used to generate power. 

What Are the Benefits? 

Hydraulic power units are cost efficient and offer a high density of power transition. They’re also known for being safe, high quality and reliable for whatever job you’re looking to get done. 

If you have any further questions about hydraulic power units and what we offer at Bloom Manufacturing, feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help!