How a hydraulic log splitter or wood splitter works
The simplest hydraulic device that you find in common use today is the log splitter. It contains all of the basic components of a hydraulic machine:
An engine, normally a small four-stroke gasoline engine, provides the power for the system. The engine is attached to a hydraulic 2 stage pump that flow hydraulic fulid to a hydraulic control valve then this valve controls a hydraulic cylinder that will split the wood .
The hydraulic oil pump creates a stream of high-pressure oil, which runs to a valve.
The valve lets the operator actuate the hydraulic cylinder to split fire wood.
There is also a hydraulic reservoir to hold the hydraulic oil that feeds the pump and hydraulic oil filter to keep the oil clean.
Let's look at some of the specifics of these components to see how a real hydraulic system works.
A two-stage log splitter pump. The pump actually contains two pumping sections and an internal pressure-sensing valve that cuts over between the two. One section of the pump generates the maximum gpm flow rate at a lower pressure. It is used, for example, to draw the piston back out of a log after the log has been split. Drawing the piston back into the cylinder takes very little force and you want it to happen quickly, so you want the highest possible flow rate at low pressure. When pushing the piston into a log, however, you want the highest possible pressure in order to generate the maximum splitting force.
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