Vickers Vane Pump Cartridge Kits
Gorilla Spares not only carries replacement Vickers vane pump cartridge kits, but also a huge variety of other hydraulic system components. Everything we sell is completely interchangeable with parts made by Vickers and many other companies that are the biggest manufacturers in the industry. Rather than purchase OEM parts, you should seriously consider buying from us. All of our parts are made to stand up to whatever you can throw at them, and they’re also much more affordable.
Hydraulic Vane Pumps 101
A vane pump will typically contain a rotor that sits in the cam of the pump, close to the cam wall. Side plates hold the rotor in place. The vanes of the pump, also known as the blades, sit inside a portion of the pump known as the impeller. As the rotor starts, that pushes fluid into the pump. Then, hydraulic pressure forces the vanes to the housing walls, creating a tight seal and powerful suction.
Fluid moves into the chamber of the pump through the cam, entering pockets formed by the action of not only the cam, but also the rotor, vanes and side plates. As the rotor continues to move, the vanes move fluid through the cam’s discharge holes. The fluid then moves through the rest of the hydraulic system.
There are a lot of advantages to using vane pumps. They do a good job of pushing moderately thick liquids, but where they really shine is pumping low viscosity liquids. These include fuel oils, gasoline, liquid propane, refrigerants, and more. There’s no metal-on-metal contact that can lead to damaging wear, and they do a very good job of maintaining optimum performance.
Vane pumps come in several configurations, including the following:
- Flexible vanes
- Rolling vanes
- Swinging vanes
- External vanes
All of these types are easy to maintain, don’t need liquid to prime, and can handle a wide range of liquid temperatures – from -25°F to 500°F. Each type of pump has its own advantages. For example, flexible vanes are noted for creating a very strong vacuum, while sliding vanes can run dry for a short amount of time.
A Quick Comparison of Vane, Gear and Piston Pumps
Gorilla Spares not only carries vane pumps, but also gear and piston pumps for hydraulic systems. Here’s a quick look at how these types of pumps stack up against each other.
- Vane pumps – In addition to the advantages listed above, vane pumps also operate very quietly, making them perfect for indoor applications. They also have a lot of available options, including displacement control and load sensing. They can also compensate for changes in pressure.
- Gear pumps – These are very economical pumps, but their efficiency can sometimes fluctuate. Gear pumps are very easy to install, and they also offer reliable performance.
- Piston pumps – These are more costly, but they can also handle much higher pressures than vane or gear pumps. They can be quite noisy, however, and can also be costly to repair.
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