hydraulic ram


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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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Through observation, geometry, and scientific insight, he proposes that the heart is a hydraulic ram rather than pump because it uses suction rather than force to build the momentum of the blood.
If you do have the right, consider a hydraulic ram pump, which moves water without fuel, electricity, or solar power.
A hydraulic ram is also being used to lift the dashboard.
A high-torque hydraulic ram holds a horizontally oriented pipe against a moving cutting plate studded with blades.
The number and pressure of hydraulic ram actuations, the height of the turntable, and the degree of rotation are user-programmable.
After a two-and-a-half month break from the last ESS event in Qingdao, Leigh McMillan's team were quickly back in contention in Act 5, sweeping to a win in the opening race, even though McMillan was forced to manually pump the mainsail when a hydraulic ram failed.
We also built and installed a hydraulic ram that used water from the dam to pump a portion of that water to buildings on campus.
The number and pressure of hydraulic ram actuations, the height of the turntable and the number of 90-degree rotations are user-programmable.
That made the device self-acting, and, as long as the water supply remained steady, the hydraulic ram was virtually a perpetual motion machine.
It has a powerful rotor with double-cross cutting action, a heavy-duty hydraulic ram and a large feed hopper that can handle whole bales, cut-open film rolls, mingled packs of sprue spiders, thick-walled purgings, carpet waste, pipes and profiles, post-consumer bottles and whole containers/crates without the need for dosed feeding or the risk of jams in the cutting chamber.
Using standard shop air, the mobile Roll Restorer uses a 20-ton hydraulic ram to straighten and reshape deformed cores with diameters from two to 12 inches.