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Pump Intake-Line Isolation: Good Idea or Bad?

If an intake line isolation valve is installed, which is best: ball or butterfly type? Like a lot of issues in hydraulics, it depends.
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Designed To Fail?

Hydraulic systems offer an advantage in that components can be mounted with little regard to alignment, and within reason, proximity to other components with which they must connect...
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6 Important Functions of an HST Charge Pump

As a general rule of thumb, charge pump displacement should be at least 10% of the combined displacement of the transmission pump and motor.
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A Great Lie About Hydraulic Pumps

Here are some tips to improve pump performance and life in full hydraulic systems.

How To Prevent a Vortex from Developing at the Pump Inlet

When designing and constructing a hydraulic tank there are a lot of things to consider. One of them is to ensure an air-sucking vortex can not develop at the pump intake line ...
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When NOT To Use Wire-Reinforced Hydraulic Hose

A recent client engaged me to design the hydraulic steering circuit for a luxury motor yacht he was building. During installation, the installer questioned why I specified thermoplastic...
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How To Buy Hydraulic Filter Elements - The Right Way

When comparing filter elements, the better filter is the one that will achieve and maintain the required or targeted fluid cleanliness level (at the lowest cost).
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Hydraulic Motor Face-Off: Bent Axis vs Axial Piston

Bent axis and in-line axial piston motors are both high performance designs featuring high efficiency at high operating pressures. But which is best? To answer this question, ...
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How To Make Your Hydraulic Supplier Rich

If you're a hydraulic machine owner, or responsible for the same, one sure way of transferring a scary amount of dinero from your bank account to your hydraulic supplier's is ...