Solving Hydraulic Engineering Challenges with Accumulators

Hydraulic accumulators are used in a variety of different industries, for everything from agricultural applications to construction and mining solutions, offering engineers a range of options to overcome challenges. However, you might be wondering what specific problems they’re designed to solve, which is why the team of experts from Dichtomatik has gotten together this insightful guide for you.

Here you’ll find some of the most common issues solved by our high-quality, Freudenberg hydraulic accumulators.


What Exactly are Hydraulic Accumulators?

In the simplest sense, hydraulic accumulators are designed to capture and store energy, then release it into a hydraulic system as needed. Since there is a range of different types of hydraulic systems, accumulators are created in several different shapes and sizes, the best one for your needs will depend upon the application and system you’re using. The three main types of hydraulic accumulators are piston, diaphragm, and bladder accumulators.

Each type of accumulator is designed to separate the hydraulic fluid from gas within a pressurized cell, which is maintained by a specific amount of air and allows fluids to flow in and out of them. The fluid that flows in adds to the pressure and creates an energy reserve that can be expelled back into the hydraulic system when it’s needed.

Additionally, hydraulic accumulators are also often used as shock absorbers or suspension solutions.

What are Some Common Hydraulic Accumulator Applications?

There is a wide variety of different uses for hydraulic accumulators, some of the most popular being in construction equipment and oil rigs to prevent blowouts and reduce vibrations to balance liquid flow. They’re also used in roller coasters, giving them that first boost to get the cars moving down the track.

What Are the Benefits of Hydraulic Accumulators?

You might be wondering what some of the benefits of installing an accumulator in your hydraulic system will be. Well, here are just a few:

  • Energy Efficiency: Because accumulators store and release energy rather than letting it go to waste, they can drastically improve the efficiency of your hydraulic system. When your pump and motor are working overtime, they’ll be able to perform at optimal levels thanks to your accumulator. When your hydraulic system is not working as hard, it will collect extra energy to help you conserve power.
  • Supplementing Pump Flow: Accumulators also help you save costs by allowing for a smaller motor and pump to be used in your system because it helps supplement pump flow. This means that you’ll also have a more efficient and much less noisy system.
  • Improved Lifespan: Due to the shock cushioning solutions provided by accumulators, you’ll be able to extend the lifespan of your hydraulic system. This is because they help level out pressure spikes that can lead to stress and the need for added maintenance.

Contact us for all of your hydraulic accumulator needs! 

If you’re in need of hydraulic seals or accumulators or all of the accessories that go along with them, contact the team from Dichtomatik today. Our Houston, TX, location boasts an expanded inventory of mounting brackets, anti-extrusion rings, repair kits, and accumulators of every shape and size.

When you purchase one of the Freudenberg accumulators available from Dichtomatik, you’ll be privy to a range of today’s top-of-the-line products. All of the accumulators we carry come in a variety of pressure tolerance and temperature ranges and offer a long service lifespan. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, Dichtomatik will come up with a custom-engineered solution that suits your requirements.

Contact us online today to learn more about our products or call 1 (888) 328-2840 to place your order!