An option for radically smaller reservoirs


ticketsThe editors of Fluid Power World have planned out a great series of presentations for the upcoming Fluid Power Technology Conference in Milwaukee. As such, engineers, designers and students will have many opportunities to learn from industry experts—as well as pneumatic and hydraulic manufacturers—at the two-day event. To be held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22, the event will feature nearly 10 sessions led by experts in their respective fields.

Terry Glidden, managing director and Bob Doll, senior application engineer for Price Engineering will be presenting a session, “The Myth Buster: Cyclone Hydraulics.”

For decades, the same calculations and statements in regards to hydraulic reservoir design and size have been used. It is typically taught that a large tank is required to promote cooling and separation of contaminants—and that the reservoir should be sized 3 to 5 times pump displacement. This is a luxury few mobile machines can afford. With Tier 4 engine requirements now upon us, agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers have been forced to find alternative reservoir designs in order to reduce weight and space claim. This is where Cyclone Hydraulics, a new look at hydraulic reservoirs has come into play.

Cyclone hydraulic reservoirs take a different approach. This innovation permits engineers to size reservoirs that are 20 times smaller than traditionally sized and shaped hydraulic reservoirs, leaving the resultant space and weight savings for important engine components and/or additional load capacitiy.

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