Hydrotor Cranking systems operate on the pricipal of oil under pressure turning a fluid power motor to produce mechanical energy. The oil is stored under high pressure in hydropneumatic piston accumulators and released to the hydraulic cranking motor through a directional control valve which may be manually or electrically actuated.
The high pressure oil enters the cranking motor through the inlet port and is directed against a series of free pistons within the steel rotor assembly which is splined to the drive shaft. When the pistons receive the pressurised oil they move forward against the inclined thrust bearing causing rotation of the rotor.
The drive shaft carries the Bendix drive which is engaged with the engine ring gear. The oil is returned to the system reservoir through the outlet port of the Hydrotor motor.
K.H. Equipment Pty Ltd is the proud manufacturer of Austart Air Starters. As well as this we distribute Spring starters, Hydraulic start systems, diesel engine safety shutdown equipment and flameproof alternators.
All of the above non electric start systems are designed for use both in hazardous areas and also as a safe independent back up start option.
Examples of hazardous environments are Coal Mines, Oil & Gas applications and hazardous industrial areas such as chemical plants.
For starter repair and overhaul of any kind our service department has a wealth of experience with not just Austart starters but with most other brands also.
We also offer general engineering services in which a wide range of industries benefit from our work.