Parker Air-Oil tanks provide a means to convert shop air pressure into hydraulic pressure. Compressed air is applied directly to the oil in the air-oil tank to convert it into hydraulic pressure. The hydraulic pressure is at 1-to-1 ratio, i.e. 80 PSIG air produces 80 PSIG hydraulic pressure.
All Parker Air-Oil tanks have a fiberglass tube which shows the proper oil level. They also contain two fluid flow baffles. The top baffle disperses the incoming air over the surface of the oil in such a way to avoid agitation and aeration. The bottom baffle insures a smooth flow pattern that minimizes oil turbulence and eliminates swirling, funneling or splashing.
- Operating pressure: 17 bar (250 PSIG) maximum
- Operating temperature: 74°C (165°F) maximum
- Filtration requirements: 40 micron, dry filtered air