If you get in a lift in a Southampton office or tower block there is a good chance that it is powered by hydraulics.
Hydraulic lifts pull up the car by using a fluid reliant piston mounted inside a cylinder, called a hydraulic ram. It is made up a tank which contains the fluid (usually oil), a pump powered by an electric motor, and a tube between the reservoir and cylinder.
The pump forces the tank’s fluid into a pipe which goes into the cylinder. When the valve is opened, the oil will return back to the fluid reservoir. When the valve is closed the fluid flows into the cylinder and pushes the piston upwards. This lifts the lift car.
Once the lift car is at the intended floor, a control system tells the electric motor to slowly shut the pump. As no more fluid is flowing into the cylinder, the oil that’s already inside the cylinder is trapped there, which means that the piston rests on the oil and the lift car becomes motionless.
When a passenger wants to lower the lift car, the control system signals to the valve which is operated by a simple solenoid switch. When this opens the valve, the fluid that has collected in the cylinder flows out into the fluid reservoir. The weight of the car itself (and its passengers) pushes down the piston which forces the fluid back into the reservoir which causes the car to go down. Once the lift car is at the correct level the control system closes the valve.
We at HP Hydraulics are proud to have built a fantastic reputation across the hydraulics industry as a company that goes the extra mile for our customers. All of our staff are hard-working, highly qualified and eager to provide our clients with the best levels of service so that they can get their hydraulics back working for them as soon as possible.
HP Hydraulics can sort out all of your issues with hydraulics via our 24 hours, seven days a week service while offering an unbeatable attitude and top-quality work. We also offer commercial vehicle repair and product finish services. We are a Hampshire-based company that offers over three decades’ worth of experience in hydraulics and are highly respected in the industry for top-quality work and reliability. Our business has many different customers in many different sectors that come from Hampshire, England and beyond.
Each member of the HP Hydraulics staff is highly qualified in their jobs and are dedicated to providing only the highest levels of service. Get on the phone to one of our helpful customer service staff now by calling 01329 828 877 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick reply. Our goal is to solve the problems relating to hydraulics so that you can get back to what your company does best – making money. If you based in Hampshire why not give us a call today? HP Hydraulics would love to hear from you.