Fluids are practically incompressible and cannot therefore store pressure energy. The compressibility of a gas is utilised in hydraulic accumulators for storing fluids. HYDAC piston accumulators are based on this principle.
A piston accumulator consists of a fluid section and a gas section with the piston acting as the gas-proof screen. The gas section is pre-charged with nitrogen.
The fluid section is connected to the hydraulic circuit so that the piston accumulator draws in fluid when the pressure increases and the gas is compressed. When the pressure drops, the compressed gas expands and forces the stored fluid into the circuit.
- Optimized production process, saving on material and manufacturing costs
- Reduced-weight series
- Reduced installation space
- Standard gas valve
- Endurance tested