The company says the new V14 110 and 160 variable speed bent-axis motors have a high power to weight ratio, featuring hydraulic proportional control (HPC) with pressure cut off.

The motors are designed for ease of installation, and the company says its new motors are capable of enhancing machine performance.

As a performance-enhancing design feature, the V14 motors are designed to include Parker’s ‘nine piston’ configuration, which the company says is unique to its line.

In the ‘nine piston’ design, each piston is lightweight, compact and spherical. The piston rings are laminated and high performance, while the motor shaft features low inertia. This design, the company says, offers high levels of start-up torque, rapid acceleration and fast shaft speeds, and ensures quick response to changes in the load or conditions of operation.

The motors are made with low friction rotating parts, and tapered, heavy dutch roller shaft bearings. There are O-rings on all of the housing seals, optimizing them for long life.

The company has also designed internal passageways to improve the flow dynamics and counter the problem of oil turbulence, with the aim of producing exceptional efficiency levels and reliability.

Design features enhance environmental performance by being leak free with minimal energy consumption, and decreasing noise as an added benefit.

A recent release explained the hydraulic motors’ additional features: “The new V14 110 and 160 hydraulic motors are designed for use with open and closed circuits, have a wide displacement range of 5:1, and are capable of operating at pressures of up to 480 bar with a displacement of between 22 and 160cc per revolution, depending on model. Maximum power output is 335kW, for the larger of the two motors, with 255Nm of output torque at 100bar, and operating temperatures being down to -40°C.

Additional options are available, Parker Hannifin continued, such as a choice of mounting, shaft end, control and valve options, on the V14 110 and 160: “[The 160] includes brake, pressure relief and flushing valves, while control options include pressure compensators, with or without hydraulic, and proportional and two-position hydraulic or electromechanical control.”

Apart from overhead crane applications, the new motors may be used with construction equipment and other mobile equipment.

Parker Hannifin offers customer support for the new range through a global network of sales, manufacturing and customer support centres.