Monday, December 29, 2008
The system consists of a fixed RPM electric motor, fixed displacement pump, system relief, cylinder, directional valve, and reservoir. If the cylinder is extending at a constant speed and the load opposing cylinder travel increases what happens to the speed of the cylinder?
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
The flow across any hole is determined by the pressure drop or differential pressure across the hole and the temperature of the fluid. Pressure compensation keeps the pressure drop across the hole relatively constant regardless of the inlet or outlet pressure at the hole.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The spring is an essential part of any hydraulic system. One must understand the deflection vs force on the spring; this is called the spring constant. The greater the spring is deflected from its free state the more force it takes to deflect it further. This is a linear relationship. Cracking pressure is a result of the preload on the spring. Pressure drop vs flow is a result of the spring constant and the square root relationship of pressure drop vs flow during turbulent flow.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
A cylinder will travel at a constant velocity from 0-100% as long as the forces on both sides of the piston, the load force, and any other forces such as friction are in balance. When the forces are not in balance the piston and rod will accelerate (positively or negatively) until the forces are once again in balance.