How to set up your Enerpac Hydraulic System

Posted by Jo-Anne Busse on

If you are newly introduced to the world of high-pressure hydraulics you will most definitely find the following tips on "How to set up your Enerpac Hydraulic System" educational. 

Let's start with the basics on each product's use in the system. 

  1. Cylinder: Applies hydraulic force
  2. Cylinder Base PlateFor applications like lifting where additional cylinder stability is required
  3. Pump: Provides hydraulic flow
  4. Hose: Transports hydraulic fluid
  5. Male Coupler: For quick connection of the hose to the system components
  6. Female Coupler: For quick connection of the hose end to the system components
  7. Gauge: To monitor pressure of the hydraulic circuit
  8. Gauge Adaptor: For quick and easy gauge installation
  9. Swivel Connector: Allows proper alignment of valves and/or gauges. Used when units being connected cannot be rotated
  10. Auto-Damper Valve V-10: Used to protect gauge from damage due to sudden pressure pulses in the system. Needs no adjustment and allowa correct positioning of gauge, prior to tightening
  11. 4-Way Directional Control Valve: Controls the direction of hydraulic fluid in a double acting system
  12. 3-Way Directional Control Valve: Controls the direction of hydraulic fluid in a single-acting system
  13. Safety Holding Valve: Controls load descent in lifting applications
  14. Manifold: Allows distribution of hydraulic fluid from one power source to several cylinders
  15. Needle Valve: Regulates the flow of hydraulic fluid to or from the cylinders

How to set up you first basic hydraulic system

Single-acting push application, such as in a press.

The hand pump offers controlled cylinder advance, but may require many hand pump strokes in longer stroke applications when the cylinder capacity is 25 ton or above. 

single-acting push application, such as in a press

Single-acting cylinder set-up with longer stroke used for lifting applications.

single-acting-cylinder setup for lifting applications 

Double-acting cylinder set-up used for lifting applications where slow controlled descent of the load must be maintained. 

double-acting cylinder set up for lifting applications

Double-acting cylinder set-up use in a push/pull application.

double-acting cylinder set up used in push/pull applications

Two point lifting set-up using single-acting cylinders. 

two-point lifting set-up using single-acting cylinders

Four point-lifting set-up, using single-acting cylinders and directional control valves. 

four point lifting set up using single-acting cylinders and directional control valves

If you need advice on any of the above mentioned hydraulic systems, please do not hesitate to give our technical sales team a call on 0861 707 707

 Image Credit: Enerpac 


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