As technology has evolved, computer numerical control (CNC) protocols have become increasingly common in a number of industrial sectors, including machining and other forms of manufacturing. Recent advances in hydrostatic pumps are implementing similar types of technology to improve the way that hydraulic systems operate.
Electronically operated hydrostatic pumps possess a number of advantages over other older, manually operated systems, including improved efficiency. Conversely, manually operated pumps also have several benefits that may make them a more appealing hydraulic solution for your selected operation.
If you’re hoping to learn more about electronically and manually controlled hydrostatic pumps, you should contact a provider of hydraulic parts in Minnesota. Working with a qualified pneumatics expert is the best way to identify a hydraulics solution that works best for your application.
Benefits of manually controlled pumps
The primary benefit of a manually controlled hydrostatic pump is that the user feels in complete and total control of the pump. Because they are directly applying pressure to the pump’s swashplate, the user is able to “feather” the pump, and finesse the amount of pressure that it exerts. Because of this tactile input and output, many people perceive manually controlled pumps to be more precise.
Another benefit is that because manually operated pumps have been around for a while, people are more likely to be familiar with how to operate them. This can make it easier to find team members who are comfortable operating your pump when you need to use it.
Benefits of electronically controlled pumps
While people may perceive manual pumps to be more accurate, the truth is that electronically controlled pumps actually allow people to exercise greater levels of control. Additionally, electronically controlled pumps boast fewer potential leak points, meaning that they require less maintenance and overall attention than manual pumps.
Additionally, manual pumps require a substantial investment to install. Because of this, they can be more cumbersome to install than electronic pumps, and they require a larger investment to install than electronic pumps. Electronic pumps also require a smaller footprint than manually controlled hydrostatic pumps, meaning that by investing in an electronic system you’ll be freeing up more of your floor space to use in a productive manner.
It’s important to point out that investing in a manual hydrostatic pump may cost more money initially, but it should save you a substantial amount of money in the long run. Additionally, consider the potential fatigue that pump operators may face when continuously stroking and de-stroking a manually operated pump—by investing in an electronic system, you’ll be helping your workforce.
Since 1976, M & M Hydraulic Company has been a trusted provider of hydraulic parts in Minnesota. We’re proud to provide quality services to each and every one of our clients. To learn more about our wide range of hydraulic pneumatic parts, systems and services, reach out to one of our friendly, knowledgeable representatives today. We’re capable of servicing components like jacks, cylinders and so much more. Additionally, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver prompt and professional service.