Q:

How does a hydrostatic drive work?

A:

A hydrostatic drive works by either mounting the standard hydraulic system hardware onto a reservoir with an attached hydraulic motor or by bolting a housed hydraulic pump and motor to a mechanical axle. These different types of hydrostatic drives are installed in vehicles depending on the specific speed and industrial needs of the vehicle. They can be found in a variety of different industrial equipment.

Know More

Full Answer

Hydrostatic drives are often used in power transmission systems where different levels of output speed are required. However, hydrostatic drives are usually not the most cost-effective ways of dealing with these different power transmission needs. Hydrostatic drives do not have fluctuating power levels. Instead, their power curves are continuous and can increase torque without the need for a gear change.

There are two primary types of hydrostatic drives: split and close coupled. Split hydraulic drives have a standard hydraulic system set-up mounted onto a reservoir, including the pump, heat exchanged, filter and valves. This is connected to the hydraulic motor with a hose. These types of installations are usually used in heavy-duty industrial applications. Close coupled hydrostatic drives also have a hydraulic pump and motor, but these are connected to a valve surface. This is housed in a casing and then bolted to an axle. These lighter hydrostatic drives are used in vehicles such as farming tractors.

Learn more in Transmission

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How does a Tiptronic transmission work?

    A:

    A Tiptronic transmission can function as an automatic transmission or a manual transmission depending on which setting has been selected. Tiptronic devices often have special performance settings to give the driver more control over a vehicles performance and make automatic mode feel more like a sports car.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do torque coverters work?

    A:

    The torque converter helps an automatic transmission connect and disconnect from the powertrain. It functions like a clutch in a manual transmission.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How does an automatic gearbox work?

    A:

    An automatic gearbox uses a system that includes fluid coupling to transfer the engine's power to the transmission and a set of planetary gears that are locked or unlocked in different combinations to engage different gears. One of the most complicated components in modern vehicles, an automatic gearbox includes mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and computer systems.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How does a dual mass flywheel work?

    A:

    A dual mass flywheel works by decreasing shaking when shifting the gears of a high-performance luxury car or a light-duty truck with a manual transmission and diesel engine. Dual mass flywheels work best when the engine is starting up and shutting down. Because dual mass flywheels allow for easier shifting, they contribute to improved fuel efficiency. They also help reduce transmission damage from prolonged use.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore