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Hydraulic PumpsHydraulic pumps use mechanical energy to generate fluid power energy. As most hydraulic pumps employ positive displacement principles, they deliver the same amount of fluid with each pumping cycle. These pumping devices establish fluid flow based on the pump’s power, the liquid’s resistance, and restrictions constructed within the system. They induce movement at two main locations: the inlet valve and the outlet valve. At the inlet valve, hydraulic pumps create a vacuum that pulls the fluid through the valve. Then, or at the same time, the pump forces the fluid through its outlet valve and into the fluid system. While different types of hydraulic pumps use different power sources and degrees of force, they generally drive the fluid movement through these two key actions. At Metro Hydraulic Jack Co., we are a leading distributor of hydraulic pumps to commercial and industrial facilities around the world. Our hydraulic pumps come from well-known manufacturers like Enerpac, Power Team, and Simplex.
Types of Hydraulic PumpsHydraulic systems rely on hydraulic pumps to provide predictable and controlled fluid movement. As pumps are an integral component of these systems and their operations, facility managers need to ensure they are optimally matched to the specifications of the fluid application. While there is a wide range of hydraulic pumps available, each of which varies in type and brand, at Metro Hydraulic, we distribute the following:
Air PumpsHydraulic air pumps use air pressure to drive the hydraulic mechanism. Different models can generate high levels of PSI to move viscous or resistant fluids through large systems. Typical applications include delivering hydraulic power to shop presses and automotive equipment.
Battery PumpsHydraulic battery pumps use batteries to generate hydraulic force. As the initial power has already been stored, operators can easily use these pumps when there’s no access to conventional power sources. Applications include providing hydraulic power for forestry equipment in remote locations and off-road vehicles.
Cordless PumpsThese pumps provide hydraulic power without being restricted by a cord, making them ideal for use in remote locations or high-traffic industrial areas. Applications include providing hydraulic power for mining equipment and forestry equipment or in limited-space working environments.
Electric PumpsHydraulic electric pumps provide power by using a motor to generate hydraulic force. Operators can use this equipment in remote or mobile locations. Applications include providing power to construction equipment, buses, and material handling equipment.
Gas PumpsHydraulic gas pumps feature a gas-powered engine that generates the force necessary to power the pump. Applications include field services that need portable power sources such as on mobile machinery like excavators and cranes.
Hand PumpsHydraulic hand pumps provide lower levels of power. They are lightweight, manually powered, and compact. Operators can use hand pumps to test equipment, finetune machinery, or provide fluid movement in locations where conventional power sources are unavailable.
PUMP MANUFACTURERS WE PROVIDESimplex provides reliable and economical pumps for a variety of fluid handling needs. With locations across the United States, they are trusted to provide pumps for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural applications. A Simplex hydraulic pump product includes self-priming centrifugal pumps, sump pumps, submersible pumps, grinder pumps, and more.
EnerpacEnerpac is a leading manufacturer of hydraulic pumps and cylinders for industrial and construction applications. Their products are designed to be used in tough environments, such as heavy-duty mining, oil & gas exploration, and offshore drilling. An Enerpac hydraulic pump provides a wide range of options that allow customers to match the right product to their specific application.
GreenleeGreenlee has been a leader in the pumps and motors industry for over 100 years. They offer a comprehensive selection of hydraulic pumps, electric motors, air compressors, and other equipment to meet the needs of any application. Greenlee hydraulic pumps are designed to provide reliable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient operation.
Power TeamPower Team is a global hydraulic pump and cylinder technology leader. Power Team hydraulic pumps are designed for a broad range of industries, including construction, forestry, marine & offshore, fabrication, and plant maintenance. They offer both standard and custom-made hydraulic pumps that can tackle any application.
StanleyStanley is a trusted name in the pumps and motors industry. They offer extensive hydraulic pumps for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Stanley hydraulic pumps provide reliable performance and energy efficiency while still being affordable.
An Introductory Guide to Pump SelectionWhen you’re selecting a hydraulic pump, it’s essential to consider the unique needs of your system and facility. Some of the most critical factors to consider are:
- Efficiency: Pumps need to be efficient regarding power usage and operation.
- Fill speed: Pumps need to move fluid into and out of the system within the designated time period.
- Flow capacities: Pumps need to meet the required flow capacities of the fluid system.
- Fluid compatibility: Pumps need to be suitable for the fluid running through the system.
- Pressure capacities: Pumps must be suitable for the minimum and maximum pressures the fluid system can attain.