Hydraulic systems make up many components used in many industries. Within heavy machinery, hydraulic systems work when an applied force transmits to another point using an incompressible fluid, which is usually an oil of some sort. Hydraulics have the highest power density of any mechanical transmission system, which is why they’re so important.
So which industries benefit from this kind of system? Read on for a brief overview.
Within agriculture, there is a whole host of heavy machinery that’s needed for daily farming tasks, and with technology becoming more and more advanced, there’s competition in the hydraulic farming market. From tractors and hay balers to cutters and pumps, on a busy working farm, agricultural operations could not keep up with demand without the help of hydraulics.
The power of hydraulics makes it possible for machines to lift hundreds of pounds of weight with ease. The construction industry is one of the best examples of how hydraulics are used – cranes, bulldozers, loaders and forklifts, to name a few, all use hydraulics. Lifting materials at different heights and areas of a construction site requires more than just manpower, so many construction projects as well as common construction tasks rely on hydraulics on a day-to-day basis.
Whether you’re off to Alton Towers or seeing your favorite band in concert, the entertainment industry is full of hydraulic systems. Rollercoasters and even more gentler rides such as the teacups and ferris wheels all use hydraulics to maneuver and carry each passenger, and in arenas, raised platforms and other parts of the stage are also operated using this system. Other areas of entertainment such as movie sets also use hydraulics to create incredible special effects.
You may be surprised that hydraulics crop up day-to-day in ways you may not know. Chairs, such as those in a hair salon or barbers use hydraulics as a lifting system to raise the height of the chair. Some types of elevators also use hydraulics, as well as aeroplanes, dishwashers and cars.
Here at HP Hydraulics we’re experts in a range of hydraulic services. Do your hydraulic operated machines need a repair? Are you looking for a professional company offering on-site services? If the answer is yes, then we can help. Working across Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole, Brighton and other nearby locations get in touch today and find out how we can help.