The Cyclone reservoir has a cylindrical shape, and was originally developed and patented for use in hydraulic fan drives for mobile equipment by Price Engineering, Hartland, Wis. Now available for general application, officials at Price Engineering say the Cyclone reservoir reduces fluid volume and associated costs up to 95%.
The dramatically smaller size makes space available for mounting other components in a machine. It also reduces weight and is more environmentally friendly because less fluid is needed in the hydraulic system.
The reservoir also removes all free air from the hydraulic system and improves de-aeration approximately ten times over that of conventional reservoirs.
Price Engineering’s Cyclone reservoir is said to dramatically reduce the volume of fluid needed in a hydraulic system’s reservoir.
The Cyclone is available in four standard sizes for maximum flows from 20 to 140 gpm. The 10- to 20-gpm size comes in plastic or steel with a fluid requirement of only 1.3 gal, with a differential volume of up to 85 in.3 An integral float switch comes standard with the plastic model and is optional for the steel reservoir.
Two mid-range sizes include a 20- to 40-gpm reservoir with 3.75-gal fluid requirement and up to 156 in.3 differential volume and a 25- to 50-gpm reservoir with 4.5-gal fluid requirement and up to 195 in.3 differential volume. Both are constructed of steel and offer a float switch as an option.
The largest size is rated for flows of 70 to 140 gpm with 14-gal fluid requirement and up to 5.5 gal of differential volume. It is also made of steel, with an integral float switch as an option and provision for a return line filter.
The Cyclone is also available as an integral part of Price Engineering’s Our Fluid Conditioning Pod, which incorporates the Cyclone reservoir, return line filter, case drain filter, air-to-oil heat exchanger with fan, fluid level and temperature monitors, common inlet for multiple pumps, and lifting brackets for transport via forklift.
For more information, call Price Engineering at (262) 369-3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.