Hydraulic Motor Technology
A hydraulic motor (or hydraulic actuator) is used to convert the kinetic or potential energy (hydraulic pressure and flow) of a fluid (hydraulic oil) into mechanical energy and rotation, the hydraulic motor being the rotary counterpart to the hydraulic cylinder.
Hydraulic motors, hydraulic pumps and hydraulic cylinders can be combined together into hydraulic drive systems. When one or more hydraulic pump is coupled to one or more hydraulic motor, a hydraulic transmission is then created with hydraulic fluid being used under pressure to drive machinery.
The useful power in any hydraulic drive system is calculated as a product of flow and pressure, minus any inefficiencies. Therefore, when selecting a hydraulic motor and/or hydraulic pump for a specific application the relationships between flow, displacement, speed, torque and pressure, and the influence of any inefficiencies must be taken into account.
Hydraulic motors have many applications including: winches and crane drives, wheel motors for military vehicles, self-driven cranes, excavators, conveyor and feeder drives, mixer and agitator drives, roll mills, drum drives for digesters and kilns, shredders for cars, tyres, cable and general recycling, drilling rigs and trench cutters.
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