The pressure ratio is the method of determining maximum outlet pressure available. Hydraulics International model numbers reflect the nominal pressure ratio of the pumps.
Hydraulics International liquid pumps operate at a drive air pressure of 12-150 psi (0.8-10 Bar) and will cycle automatically when compressed air is first applied to the drive. It will start cycling at its maximum speed thus producing maximum fluid flow. At this stage, the pump is acting as a transfer pump, filling the pressure system with fluid. As resistance increases in the system (creating backpressure to the pump), the pump will decrease its reciprocating action. Backpressure in the system finally balances with the incoming air drive pressure times the ratio. At this point, the pump will stall and maintain pressure without consuming any energy. If there is further demand on the
system for flow, the pump will automatically start cycling again.
Equivalent to Haskel range of air driven liquid pumps.