For more information contact Bob Wojcik, Fluid Power Specialist, at (847) 680-8400.
Component sizing is critical to each and every component used in a hydraulic system! Either under-sizing or over-sizing is a significant problem, and can be the source for poor system performance.
Perhaps the more critical error of the two is to under-size a component in a hydraulic system. There are several potential results from under-sizing components:
Generally speaking, over-sizing does not affect system performance as much as under-sizing, but over-sizing simply adds unnecessary cost to the system. Merely matching port sizes of components is not a good way to specify them – calculations must be performed for pressure and flow characteristics.
Quality Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Inc. has developed specialized software to assist in sizing components for your particular application, but software alone is not enough. Correct component sizing requires not only the right tools, such as our custom software, but also qualified Fluid Power Specialists who understand the system requirements and can work with the software to insure accurate component selection.