New Hydraulic Reservoir Revolutionizing Fluid Power Industry


40 GPM in Nylon

Modern design can be 10-20 times smaller than traditional reservoirs

Hartland, Wis.Price Engineering of Hartland, WI and Solar Plastics of Delano, MN, have collaborated on the development and manufacturing of new hydraulic reservoirs that are certain to revolutionize the industry. Sized 10 to 20 times smaller than traditional hydraulic reservoir systems, the new Cyclone Hydraulic Reservoirs require less fluid volume, reduces weight, diminishes air and occupies a smaller space. The new Cyclone Reservoirs will officially be unveiled at the Fluid Power Technology Conference being held at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center, June 21-22, 2016.

“Hydraulic Reservoirs, which are used to power anything from machine tools to garbage trucks, really haven’t changed much in design over the past 30 years. The new Cyclone Hydraulic Reservoirs are noteworthy because they are so much smaller than the traditional Reservoir,” says Terry Glidden, managing director at Price Engineering.

“They can be sized smaller because they dissipate air more rapidly. The technology removes suspended air from the hydraulic fluid with cyclonic action. The strong rotational movement within the Cyclone Reservoir creates centrifugal forces which  combine, and push, air bubbles to the center of the reservoir, and eventually, out the reservoir via what we call a breather cap.”

Sam Rosen, vice president of sales at Solar Plastics says, “Many original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the U.S. are using the Cyclone technology in demanding applications. They are reporting significant cost savings, especially in the nylon Cyclones as compared to a traditional Reservoir.”

To date, Cyclone Reservoirs have been successfully deployed in several off-highway vehicles, watercraft, military, agricultural and snow removal equipment and conveyors.

The new Cyclone Reservoirs are currently available in 10, 20 or 40 GPM roto-molded nylon or 10, 20, 40 or 60 GPM steel models. However, the ability to rapidly prototype (3D printed) nylon models allows for customized configurations in just a few days.

“With the dramatic cost savings these Reservoirs are already proving to provide I think it is safe to say they will one day become the industry norm.” says Glidden. “It is an extremely exciting development for our industry. One that has been many years in the making.”

To learn more about Cyclone Hydraulic Reservoirs visit or call 262-709-7400.

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