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hydraulic ram

n.
1. A water pump in which the downward flow of naturally running water is intermittently halted by a valve so that the flow is forced upward through an open pipe into a reservoir.
2. The large output piston of a hydraulic press.

hydraulic ram

n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) any large device involving the displacement of a piston or plunger driven by fluid pressure
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a form of water pump utilizing the kinetic energy of running water to provide static pressure to raise water to a reservoir higher than the source
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Noun1.hydraulic ram - a water pump that uses the kinetic energy of flowing water to force a small fraction of that water to a reservoir at a higher levelhydraulic ram - a water pump that uses the kinetic energy of flowing water to force a small fraction of that water to a reservoir at a higher level
pump - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
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The floor is raised, lowered and tilted by cables and pulleys under the floor, powered by hydraulic rams in a nearby plant room.
8t, and feature steel bodywork designed to better protect hydraulic rams and hoses and swing-out counterweights for ease of maintenance.
Watch Commander Matthew Green from Slaithwaite fire station said: "She was badly pinned between the skip and the wheel and we needed to use spreading gear and hydraulic rams to free her.
Hydraulic rams are isolated from crushing action, allowing longer life and full automation, while virtually eliminating toggle migration.
Three hydraulic rams with extended stroke and 400,000 thrust work to increase drilling time and crew productivity.
Brown Bros, a local firm making hydraulic rams to drive ships' rudders, provided rams to actuate the wedges to create waves in the pool for some minutes in each hour.
Two hydraulic rams drive-contoured conditioning plates against opposite sides of the bulk bag to crush and loosen compacted mining materials, promoting flow and enabling bulk bag unloaders to discharge it through bag spouts.
I completed my research on hydraulic rams in 1985, and I was fortunate to be able to install hydraulic rams in Haiti and conduct hydraulic ram assessments in Ethiopia.
After lowering a bag into the conditioner frame, two hydraulic rams fitted with contoured plates press opposing sides of the bulk bag to loosen the material.
That puts extra strain on the hydraulic rams and can blow the seals.
Hydraulic rams were mostly used to supply water to individual farms and homes, but there were larger installations.
Firefighters arrived on the scene and placed a towel over the child's wrist to protect him from any more injuries before prising the door from the wall using hydraulic rams and crowbars.