5.5 mm Air Bleed Orifice
The newest solution to the problem of removing trapped air in hydraulic systems with the introduction of our 5.5 mm Air Bleed Orifice. Trapped air in hydraulic systems can cause issues with performance as air is compressible, whereas hydraulic fluid is not.
Trapped air causes slower system reaction times or a “spongy feel”. The traditional way to remove trapped air is to drill a small hole, approximately ø0.5 mm, in the manifold allowing this air to escape back to the sump, eliminating its effect on system performance. This drilled hole also allows hydraulic fluid to flow out of the system resulting in significant hydraulic loss, inefficient system performance, and wasted energy. In today's environment, technology is pushing for higher system efficiencies, reduced weight and size, and increases in system pressures. This makes reducing these system losses even more critical.
Our new Air Bleed Orifice is a novel solution to removing this trapped air while keeping hydraulic losses to a minimum. The Air Bleed utilizes a small precision flow orifice, with an integrated 25 μm safety screen for contamination protection, that allows trapped air to escape. It is small enough to restrict most hydraulic fluid from passing, minimizing system losses. The reduction in system losses enables designers to optimize system component sizing, leading to improved efficiencies, reduction in weight, and lower costs.
The new Air Bleed's compact size, superior performance and ease of installation make it ideal for high volume applications in automotive, off-road, and other industrial hydraulic systems.
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