Hydro-Line 20/30 Boosters


  • Bore Sizes: 31⁄4” through 14”
  • Pressure Rating: 5000 psi
  • Temperature: -40°F to 200°F standard

Series 20 and Series 30 Boosters incorporate PolyPak ram seals, nitrile lip-type piston seals, .0003/.0005” thick chrome plated tube I.D. and NPTF ports.

What is a Booster?

A booster is a fluid power component which utilizes a source of fluid under pressure to produce a higher pressure. The input and output fluid may be air, oil or water. The input fluid is usually air and the output fluid usually is oil.

Output pressure of a booster is proportional to the cross- sectional area of the driving piston divided by the cross-sec- tional area of the driven high-pressure ram (the booster’s pison rod is, in effect, a hydraulic ram). For example, if a piston has an area of 25 sq. in. and the high-pressure ram has an area of 1 sq. in., output pressure will be 25 times as great as the input pressure. Conversely, the volume of output oil will be 1⁄25 that of input air.

Where are Boosters Used?

Hydro-Line boosters commonly are used in cylinder applications such as pressing, calendering, riveting, clamp- ing, crimping, molding, welding, punching and hydrostatic testing. Boosters are not limited to cylinder applications and may be used wherever a small volume of high-pressure fluid is required.