A flow divider is made up of two or more modular elements (sections) with gears mechanically linked by aninternal shaft that causes them to turn at the same speed.Unlike multiple pumps, in which the input power is mechanical (shaft connected to a motor), in a flow dividerthe input power is of a fluid-mechanical nature, i.e. a flow of oil under pressure parallelly supplies themodular elements, which are in turn connected to the hydraulic circuits serving the users.
The portion of flow utilized by each element is solely determined by its nominal flow rate. Therefore, unlikestandard static dividers with variable ports, the flow dividers do not cause dissipation and are also muchmore precise.
The use of flow dividers in a system reduces the number of pumps necessary as well as the associatedindividual mechanical power takeoffs and complex mechanical couplers (with greater losses).
Most frequent applications of flow dividers:
Supply of two or more independent hydraulic circuits by means of a single pump, with an overall flow rateequal to the sum of the flow rates.
Examples of this kind of application:
- Lifting platforms and bridges
- Hydraulic bending presses and shearing machines
- Hoisting of freight containers
- Lubrication systems
- Hydraulic opening / closing of gates
- Automatic hydraulically
- Driven machines
- Actuation of formwork for construction
- Wood processing machinery
- Conveyance of trolleys driven by hydraulic cylinders or motors
- Equipment for the food industry
- Military installations
Flow dividers with and without valves may be supplied with or without phase correction valves that correct any small phase errorsoccurring in each cycle between two or more hydraulic cylinders.
|Flow Diveder Type||Number of Sections||
|Gr. 0||2-12||0,16-2,28||Up to 210||Up to 5000||Download|
|Gr. 1||2-12||0,73-9,70||Up to 220||Up to 5000||Download|
|Gr. 2||2-12||4,10-30||Up to 210||Up to 4000||Download|
|Gr. 3||2-12||22-63||Up to 300||Up to 3000||Download|