B & C Hydraulics was founded in 1990. Today the company designs and manufacturers replacement hydraulic components and parts for mobile equipment.
The B & C Hydraulics produce range includes: hydraulic vane pumps and cartridges, gear pumps, check valves, flow control valves and pressure control valves. All of which are fully interchangeable with many of their competitor’s products.
All B & C Hydraulics vane pump components, that are subject to wear are contained in a cartridge unit. This means that they are easily removed for inspection and/or replacement without disconnecting the hydraulic pump from the circuit. Above all this drastically reduces expensive machine down time.
The cartridge contains a rotor, vanes and inserts, a cam ring and two covers. During operation the rotor is driven by a splined shaft coupled to the drive unit. As the rotation speed increases, centrifugal forces, in combination with the pressure generated behind the vanes, push the vanes outwards. They then follow the profile of the cam of the ring with a sufficient contact pressure to ensure adequate hydraulic sealing. The two opposed pumping chambers cancel out radial loads on the shaft bearings. Therefore giving them extremely long lifetimes.