Hydraulic lift is such a machine which is the most used in today’s time because its power capacity is very lotus so that it can lift the stuffed stuff. So today we will learn what is hydraulic lift and how it works. Also, in hydraulic life, the component from the cone is used and where is the use of hydraulic lift, so let’s start.
What is hydraulic lift ?
“A hydraulic lift is a system that uses hydraulic oil or hydraulic fluid to transfer power from one place to another, which is called a hydraulic lift.”
What are the components of hydraulic lift ?
Reservoir – This is a tank that stores hydraulic liquid and hydraulic oil.
Filter – This filter removes the foreign particles present in the hydraulic oil, so that the hydraulic oil can be sent further to the actuator and control valve.
Hydraulic Pump – The hydraulic oil after being filtered goes to the hydraulic pump and this hydraulic pump increases the pressure of the hydraulic oil so that the hydraulic oil can be further used.
Pressure Regulator – This controls the hydraulic pressure according to the deflection in the hydraulic lift and passes the excess hydraulic oil back to the reservoir through the access fluid.
Control Valve – This is a very important part of hydraulic lift, which controls the flow of hydraulic oil to which directions to send the oil.
Hydraulic Actuator – It is a type of device which converts fluid power into mechanical power so that we can use the equipment.
External Power Supply (motor) – This is a type of motor used to run a hydraulic pump.
Fluid – This is the main material of hydraulic lift, which is high-density incompressible oil.
How does hydraulic lift work?
The hydraulic oil is first passed through the pipe into the filter from the reservoir tank and the forgin particles present in the hydraulic fluid are removed through the filter. Then after this the hydraulic fluid is sent to the hydraulic pump and the hydraulic pump increases the pressure energy of the hydraulic fluid and then the hydraulic fluid goes to the pressure regulator.
The function of the pressure regulator is to send the hydraulic pressure according to the depression further to the control valve and send the remaining pressure back to the reservoir tank. Now the main work starts in the control valve where the hydraulic fluid comes from the pressure regulator.
Control valve which will tell in which direction to send hydraulic fluid. As shown in the figure if we want to send lift up then the control valve will open port B and hydraulic fluid will push the piston with high pressure and lift the lift. If the lift is to be sent down, the control valve will close port B and open port A, and the hydraulic fluid will push the piston in the opposite direction and move downward.
Whatever fluid was in the lower part, it will go back into the fluid tank of the return pipe as the piston comes down. Many times it happens that if we have to keep the lift in the middle, then for this the control valve will open both port A and B and send equal amount of pressure so that the hydraulic lift will remain in the middle, so this is how hydraulic lift works. And then the hydraulic lift can be used to work.
Application of hydraulic lift
- Mechanical: – Electrohydraulics is the component utilized for controlling the mechanical applications of power through pressure. Exact and quick reaction is an advantage of this. Plastic preparing apparatus, steel making and essential metal extraction applications, robotized generation lines, machine instrument industry, paper businesses, loaders, crushers, presses, material industry apparatus, etc. are a few of the illustrations of mechanical power through pressure.
- Automobiles: – Power through pressure have numerous curiously applications within the vehicle industry. Most of the imperative work utilizing the rule of hydrodynamics. Control controlling, stun safeguards, windshields, and brake are the common applications of hydrodynamics in vehicles. Two-post lifts and four-post lifts are utilized within the car industry to lift vehicles for adjusting and assessing.
- Aviation Applications: – Airplanes, rockets, spaceships, etc.. utilize water powered frameworks for different applications. Aviation industry employments power through pressure for altering wings, withdrawal and expansion of landing gears, opening/closing of entryways, brakes, directing, etc.
Types of hydraulic lift
- Platform lifts
- Pallet lifts
- Hand pumped lifts
- Medical lifts
- Automotive lifts
- Post car lifts
- Table lifts
- Personnel lifts
- Fork lifts