Product number: HB100/115/HBC

The HB100 Hydraulics Bench is the main source of water supply/flow for all the additional modules within the HB series from P.A.Hilton Ltd.

The hydraulics bench is mounted on lockable castor wheels and is constructed around a sturdy framework onto which all elements of the hydraulics bench are mounted. The main water storage tank from which the electrically operated external pump takes its water is situated on the framework. An on/off control on the front of the frame, together with a safety cut out controls the pump.

The storage tank is also used as the main drain of water from the relevant detachable modules of the HB series. The water is pumped into the modules and then allowed to flow/drain back into the main tank via hoses and pipework. The storage tank has a secured lid to keep dust and debris out. The pipe work connecting the storage tank and the modules ensure a closed system, which minimises the local water requirement but allows large flow rates and pressure ranges to be accommodated.

Due to its size the unit may be stored under a suitably sized laboratory bench to save space.

A standard variable area flow meter is supplied as an option on the HB100, with additional optional flow metering packages available to suit the wide range of flow rates required on the HB series. Control valves allow variation in flow rate available from the HB100 Hydraulics Bench.

An overflow system and drain are fitted to ensure maintenance of sensible water levels. Space is provided for the inclusion of a second pump to boost the water flow rate and allow series/parallel pump experiments together with other optional items.

Specifications and resources

Storage tank capacity: 75 litres
Centrifugal pump: 0.365kw
Single phase, 115V AC pump supplied as standard
(Single Pump): approximately 30 L/min
Safety cut out
On/off switch
Lockable castor wheels
Twin 115V waterproof electrical output
Optional series/parallel pump available as HB100L
Includes 21 channel data logger