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Hydraulic tanks are indispensable components in hydraulic systems that ensure optimum performance of the oil and thus of the entire system. ARGO-HYTOS offers innovative tanks with integrated functions that optimize both the performance and the economy of systems.

Tanks from ARGO-HYTOS are made of lightweight, corrosion-resistant plastic and are designed for oil temperatures of up to 120 °C. They are available as complete modules ready for installation, which reduces assembly time and procurement costs. The extended functions of the hydraulic tanks include:

  • Integrated filters
  • Oil level indicators
  • Baffles for optimized oil flow
  • Connections with Quick-Connect-System
  • Sensor connections
  • Oil drain plugs

In this article, you will learn all about the advantages and diverse application possibilities of the tank solutions from ARGO-HYTOS.

What are the functions of hydraulic tanks with integrated functions?

Hydraulic tanks with integrated functions are characterized by numerous advantages that go far beyond the conventional storage of hydraulic oil. One of the main advantages, in addition to volume compensation when cylinders are moved in and out, is the integrated filtration. The oil flowing back is effectively cleaned either in a return or return suction filter.

The optional air separation in the tank contributes to improved oil quality and thus prevents potential problems such as cavitation of pumps. Also of interest are the available protective strainers on suction connections, which keep dirt particles and contaminants in suction lines out of the system.

Furthermore, the integrated ventilating filters ensure effective filtration of the incoming and outgoing air in the event of volume fluctuations in the tank. This feature provides lasting protection for the hydraulic components and thus extends their service life. Thanks to a variety of mounting options, the tank can be easily integrated into existing and new systems.

Filling or refilling hydraulic oil as well as draining the oil is possible without any problems. This allows maintenance work to be carried out more quickly and efficiently. Integrated oil level gauges make it possible to monitor the oil level in the tank at any time and react to possible problems at an early stage.

With numerous other integrated functions, every hydraulic tank from ARGO-HYTOS can be specifically adapted to individual requirements. These include baffles for optimized oil flow, connections with Quick Connect system, sensor connections and oil drain plugs.

What are the advantages of hydraulic tanks with integrated functions?

Hydraulic tanks with integrated functions offer numerous advantages that facilitate the installation, operation and maintenance of the systems in particular. The tanks are also available as ready-to-install complete modules made of corrosion-resistant plastic. This completely eliminates the assembly of individual components and the procurement and storage of various parts.

By realising complex geometries, the tanks make optimal use of the installation space. The extremely low weight significantly improves the ergonomics during installation. Effective air separation in the tank is achieved with the AirEx module.

The tool-free Quick-Connect system from ARGO-HYTOS enables easy hose installation. It also reduces assembly time by up to 80 percent compared to classic hydraulic fittings. Customer-specific validations can be carried out for new developments to meet qualitative requirements.

A brief overview of the advantages of hydraulic tanks with integrated functions

  • No need to assemble individual components
  • No pre-assembly stations required
  • Simplified procurement and storage
  • Optimum use of installation space
  • Suitable for oil temperatures up to 120 °C
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Improved ergonomics due to low weight
  • Effective air separation with AirEx module
  • Tank reduction of up to 30 percent
  • Quick, tool-free hose installation with Quick-Connect system
  • Reduced hose assembly time compared to classic hydraulic fittings

In which areas of application are hydraulic tanks with integrated functions particularly advantageous?

Hydraulic tanks with integrated functions are ideal for a wide range of applications. These include, in particular, machines and equipment where there are confined installation conditions or increased oil temperatures. The optimized tank geometry enables perfect use of the available space, which is particularly advantageous for compact machines with limited installation space.

An example of such applications are forklift trucks, where the available space for the hydraulic tank is often severely limited. Hydraulic tanks with integrated functions adapt to the limited space available and still provide an efficient solution.

Skid steer loaders, also known as compact loaders, also benefit from these tanks. The special tank geometry enables efficient operation of the machine and reliably provides filtered oil in all operating conditions.

Telehandlers and excavators are other examples of machines where hydraulic tanks with integrated functions are beneficial. These machines require powerful hydraulic systems where higher oil temperatures can occur. The corrosion-resistant tanks are suitable for oil temperatures up to 120 °C, making them ideal for use in such machines.

Vibratory road rollers or agricultural machines with a separate oil hydraulic tank are also predestined for the use of hydraulic tanks with integrated functions. In these machines, the robust design enables efficient and reliable hydraulic performance - even in demanding operating conditions and environments. The ARGO HYTOS tank plays its part in this.

Engineering opportunities at ARGO-HYTOS

ARGO-HYTOS is not only known for its high-quality hydraulic tanks, but also for the diverse engineering options the company offers. As a leading manufacturer of hydraulic components and systems, we place great emphasis on innovation and customized solutions. This enables us to meet the individual requirements of different applications.

One of our strengths lies in providing customized hydraulic tanks that are tailored to the specific needs and requirements of a project. Close customer dialogue results in optimal, customized and extremely efficient solutions for hydraulic systems. This process includes

  • the analysis of customer requirements,
  • the development of concepts and
  • the validation of the tank system according to customer requirements to ensure the qualitative requirements.

Thanks to our extensive experience and know-how in the hydraulics industry, we can also realize highly complex geometries. This enables efficient integration of the hydraulic tanks in machines and systems with confined installation conditions, such as:

  • Forklift
  • Skid steer loader
  • Telehandler
  • Excavator
  • Tractors

We use state-of-the-art technologies and manufacturing processes to ensure the quality, performance and durability of our products. This includes the use of CAD software and finite element analysis (FEA) to optimize tank designs. It also includes the use of advanced manufacturing techniques such as plastic welding and 3D printing.

In addition to hydraulic tanks, ARGO-HYTOS also offers comprehensive solutions for filtration, mechatronics and fluid technology. We support our customers in continuously optimizing the efficiency, performance and reliability of hydraulic systems in various industries and applications. This is ensured by a wide range of engineering services and solutions.

Conclusion: Hydraulic tanks with integrated functions as the key to optimum performance and efficiency

Hydraulic tanks with integrated functions represent a significant advancement in the hydraulics industry. They offer numerous advantages in terms of efficiency, performance and reliability of hydraulic systems. The tanks are not only durable and corrosion resistant. They are also ideally suited for demanding applications with limited installation space and high oil temperatures.

Thanks to the integrated functions, customers receive a complete module ready for installation. In addition, the engineering capabilities of ARGO-HYTOS offer customized solutions for the individual requirements of different applications. This leads to further optimization of the system performance.

Hydraulic tanks with integrated functions are an innovative solution for companies looking for efficient, powerful and reliable hydraulic systems. The tanks contribute to

  • reduce operating costs,
  • extend the life of hydraulic components and
  • improve the overall performance of machinery and equipment in a wide range of industries and applications.

Feel free to contact us for further questions.

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