This pump type functions through a piston cup, oscillation mechanism where down-strokes cause pressure differentials, filling of pump chambers, where up-stroke forces the pump fluid out for use. Piston pumps are often used in scenarios requiring high, consistent pressure and in water irrigation or delivery systems.
How Do Piston Pumps Work?
Piston pumps are an essential component of many hydraulic systems, providing the power necessary to move hydraulic fluid from one part of the system to another. Piston pumps work by using a sliding piston to create pressure on a fluid, forcing it through the pump. The pressure created by the piston is then used to power the hydraulic system. This article will explain how piston pumps work and the different types of pumps available.
A piston pump works by using a sliding piston to create pressure on a fluid. The piston is connected to a rod, which is attached to a rotating crankshaft. As the crankshaft rotates, the piston moves forward and backward, creating pressure on the fluid. This pressure is then used to power the hydraulic system. The pressure created by the piston is greater than the pressure of the fluid, allowing the fluid to be forced through the pump.
The most common type of piston pump is the positive displacement pump. This type of pump has two pistons, one on each side of a cylinder. As the crankshaft rotates, the pistons move forward and backward, pumping the fluid through the cylinder. This type of pump is often used in automotive and industrial applications, as it is efficient and reliable.