Where are the hydraulic intensifiers used?

To achieve high pressure, most commonly a power pack or HPU is created, where the pump generates the pressure. A high-pressure system must be designed for this solution. Alternatively, you can add an intensifier to a system designed for lower pressure, and get the higher pressure where it is needed while saving energy and space.

It is important to remember that when using intensifiers, the full pump flow will initially be supplied to the high pressure side, for example, to move a cylinder rod. Once the pump pressure is reached, the intensifier kicks in and increases the pressure in the cylinder to the required level.

When operating a clamping cylinder, the intensifier is positioned between the directional valve and the cylinder. The integrated check valves in the intensifier allow the full pump flow to pass straight through the P-port of the intensifier and the T-port to the tank, allowing the cylinder rod to move into position at pump speed. After the cylinder has been moved into position and pump pressure has been established inside the cylinder, the intensifier automatically raises the pressure to the required end pressure. Since the cylinder is now filled with oil, the pressure increases rapidly, usually within a few seconds. The intensifier will automatically maintain pressure in this case. Reversing the cylinder rod is accomplished by activating the directional valve on the pump side, connecting the pump pressure to the intensifier T-port and the tank P-port. A pilot signal triggers an integrated pilot-operated check valve (dump valve or POV), which opens, creating a direct passage from the cylinder to the intensifier.

A hydraulic intensifier can work with any type of fluid used in standard hydraulic components, including aggressive fluids like Skydrol. Gases cannot be used with them.

Hydraulic pressure intensifier specifications

In order to specify a hydraulic pressure intensifier, four parameters must be considered:

  1. In psi, what is the actual output pressure required?
  2. How many gallons per minute is the inlet flow?
  3. What is the pressure of the supply?
  4. What is the best way to mount the intensifier solution (flange, brackets, pipe clamp, etc.)? 
  5. What are your plans for integrating it into your hydraulic system?


  • A water-powered intensifier is a small, easy-to-use gadget.
  • Everywhere it is needed, it can be directly connected to the water-driven apparatus.
  • The device is small and also energy-saving.
  • By their simple and practical operation, it saves money by being a less expensive gadget. As far as working is concerned, it is straightforward, safe, and sparing.
  • Due to its rapid activity, it can easily be started and stopped according to our needs.
  • The siphon can be used without much of a stretch, which is why it might be attached between the siphon and the pressure driven apparatus.
  • Work and control are not difficult.
  • Throughout the entire process, it provides consistent power and weight.


  • Pressure driven intensifiers have the same primary weakness as all other water driven frameworks, namely spillage of liquid.
  • There are times when the pressure driven liquid used may be destructive, damaging the out-of-the-box hardware.
  • In addition, spilled liquids can ignite, so the work must be done properly and endeavor to keep a strategic distance from any little spillage.
  • A high level of support is required for this framework.
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