Advanced Modular Hydraulic Power Units with high capacities

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on Modular Hydraulic Power Units (MHPUs), your source for high-performance and customizable hydraulic solutions suitable for offshore applications. Explore our advanced Modular Hydraulic Power Units with capacities from 350 to 3000 kW and flows up to 5750 l/min. For further details about our Modular Hydraulic Power Units or to consult with our experts about your hydraulic requirements, please reach out to us or read more about our modular hydraulic power units in our brochure below. We are committed to providing the best hydraulic solutions that drive your business success.

What is a hydraulic power unit?

A hydraulic power unit, or HPU, is a critical component in hydraulic systems, efficiently converting mechanical power into hydraulic energy. It comprises a motor, a hydraulic pump, and a reservoir, essential for powering various machinery and equipment across numerous industries.

What is the advantage of a modular hydraulic power unit compared to a hydraulic power unit?

The advantage of a modular hydraulic power unit (MHPU) compared to a special hydraulic power unit lies primarily in its adaptability and scalability, which offers several significant benefits:

  • The advantage of a modular hydraulic power unit (MHPU) compared to a special hydraulic power unit lies primarily in its adaptability and scalability, which offers several significant benefits:

    ·       Customization: Modular HPUs are designed to be highly customizable. They can be tailored to specific needs, allowing for the addition or removal of components like pumps, motors, and reservoirs based on the operational requirements. This flexibility is especially beneficial in applications where the hydraulic needs might change over time.

    ·       Scalability: As the name suggests, modular units can be scaled up or down easily. This scalability makes it possible to increase power and capacity by adding more modules, rather than replacing the entire system. It's particularly useful for growing businesses or for applications where the hydraulic demands may increase due to expansions or process modifications.

    ·       Maintenance and Upgrades: Modular designs simplify maintenance and repairs because individual components can be accessed, removed, and replaced without disrupting the entire system. This modularity also facilitates easier upgrades to newer technologies or more efficient components as they become available.

    ·       Cost-Effectiveness: Initially, a modular HPU might require a higher investment, but over time, the ease of maintenance, ability to upgrade, and scalability can lead to lower overall costs compared to non-modular systems that might require complete overhauls or replacements to meet changing needs.

    ·       Space Efficiency: Modular units can be designed to fit into constrained spaces or to be expanded in a compact manner. This is advantageous in facilities where space is at a premium.

    ·       Faster Installation and Setup: Modular HPUs are often pre-assembled, which can reduce installation time and complexity. This plug-and-play aspect means quicker setup times and less downtime during installation.

    ·       Reliability: By using standardized modules, the reliability of each component can be assured through prior testing and optimization. This uniformity helps in minimizing system failures and improving overall operational dependability.

How to Size a Hydraulic Power Unit

Sizing a hydraulic power unit properly is vital to ensure it meets the demands of your hydraulic system without excessive energy use. Here’s how to size an HPU:

  • ·       Determine the Flow Rate: Calculate the total flow rate required by all the hydraulic actuators to be powered by the unit. This is typically measured in litres per minute (lpm).

    ·       Assess the Pressure Requirements: Identify the maximum pressure needed by the system. This is crucial as it dictates the type of pump and the power of the motor.

    ·       Consider Duty Cycle: Determine how often and for how long the HPU will be operating. This will influence the size of the reservoir and possibly the choice of pump and motor to handle the load.

    ·       Account for Future Expansion: Consider potential future needs that may require higher flow rates or pressures, allowing for scalability in your HPU design.

    ·       Choose the Right Components: Based on the flow rate, pressure, and duty cycle, select the appropriate pump, motor, reservoir, and other components that fit these requirements.

Diverse Hydraulic Power Unit Options

Our range of Modular Hydraulic Power Units includes both standard and specialized options to suit every industrial requirement. Whether you need a robust Diesel driven powerpack, an Electric driven power pack, or a Diesel powered hydraulic unit, we offer solutions that guarantee efficiency and reliability. For applications requiring a constant power supply, our Hydraulic Power Packs and Hydraulic Power Supply systems ensure a constant pressure system or a flow controlled system, depending on your operational needs. These systems are designed not only for traditional hydraulic drives but also for innovative applications such as electric powered hydraulic systems. This versatility makes our units ideal for sectors ranging from manufacturing to heavy-duty industrial environments where reliability and power flexibility are critical.

Our Product Range

1. Technical Specifications

Our Medium Modular HPUs

  • Capacity and Power: Ranging from 33 to 814kW.
  • Flow Rates: Capable of achieving flows up to 1378 l/min.
  • Pressure Ratings: Operational pressure up to 320 bar with a design pressure of 350 bar.
  • Reservoirs and Frames: Choose from 7 standardized reservoirs.
  • Pressure, flow and power pump controllers
  • Suitable for environmental friendly oil

Our Large Modular HPUs

  • Capacity and Power: Ranging from 350 to 3000 kW.
  • Flow Rates: Capable of achieving flows up to 5750 l/min.
  • Pressure Ratings: Operational pressure up to 320 bar with a design pressure of 350 bar.
  • Reservoirs and Frames: Choose from 6 standardized reservoirs and 4 standardized frames to meet your space and performance needs.
  • Filtration and Cooling: Options for single or redundant filters and coolers to ensure system cleanliness and optimal temperature control.
  • Starting Cabinets: Optional integrated starting cabinets for enhanced control and operation.


2. Control and Monitoring Options

  • Standard Controls: Includes junction boxes and pre-connected cabling.
  • Advanced Monitoring: Optional remote monitoring features, allowing for real-time system management from a distance.
  • Full HPU Controls: Available with soft starters, Human Machine Interface (HMI) for system status and alarms, data logging capabilities, and comprehensive remote monitoring solutions.

Meet our expert

Mark Timmermans

Mark Timmermans

Sales Manager Power Units

Please contact our Power Unit Expert and Sales Manager Mark Timmermans for more information about our power units.

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