4 Variables to Consider When Buying an Electric Hydraulic Pump

4 Variables to Consider When Buying an Electric Hydraulic Pump

When buying any hydraulic pump, you need as much information as possible. The better the pump you buy, the longer it will last. Unfortunately, most people know little about hydraulic and electric hydraulic pump. This can make the purchase process difficult and confusing.

To make sure you have the best pump for right job, focus on these four factors before and during the purchase process.

  1.  What are the properties of the process liquid?

Hydraulic pumps work in different fields and under different circumstances. The process liquid used in the pump must keep up with the demands of the job and the constraints of the environment.

Some of the factors considered when choosing the process liquid include temperature, the viscosity of the liquid and whether the liquid is abrasive or not. Before making the purchase, it is important to know the properties of the process liquid designed to work with the pump.

  1.  Pump production 

Production of the pump says a lot about its work. Hydraulic pumps meant for outdoor are built using tough materials like metal. The types of liquid the pump will be in contact with and the nature of the process fluid are central to the construction of the pump.

Some pumps used in adverse conditions even come with roll cages to protect vital equipment in case the pumps fall or rolls. The best way to identify the best construction of your hydraulic pump is to consider where it will be placed. You also need to consider what it will be pumping and any liquids it might come into contact with. If the pump has a process liquid that is abrasive to metals, it is best to consider a plastic or carbon fiber alternative.

  1.  Environment

If the pump is for outdoor use, it needs special installations and constructions to cater to the freezing temperatures. If the surrounding is dusty, has vapors or explosives the motor requires special designing for added protection and safety.

Modifications and feature considerations should match the environment and the everyday aspects of weather. For instance, pumps used in humid areas require modifications to reduce rusting and contamination of process fluid.

  1.  Power source

Most electric hydraulic pumps use between 115-230V for 1-phase and between 230-460V for 3-phase. Some pumps require less power. Others use alternative energy like pressurized hydraulic oil or compressed air.

It is advisable to consider the power options before buying the pump. Make sure to add any additional equipment to make the running of the pump possible.
Choosing the right hydraulic pump for the right task is the first step to having a pleasant experience. To get the purchase right, there are many things you need to consider. But, before you get to the technicalities, these four should help narrow down the options for you.  Need help? Contact us to speak with an expert.

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