It is a device used to transform hydraulic energy into mechanical energy. Any hydraulic motor can be used as an hydraulic pump. But a few types of pumps only can be used as hydraulic motor.
The capacity of the hydraulic motor depends upon the quantity of the hydraulic energy that it receives and its mechanical efficiency.
The combination of hydraulic pump and hydraulic motor can be called as hydraulic gear. It is equivalent to a gear box in a mechanical drive.
Types of hydraulic motor
The different types of hydraulic motors are
- Rotary motor
- Reciprocating motor
- Constant speed motor
- Variable speed motor
As in hydraulic pumps, there are different types of hydraulic motors like gear motor, vane motor, radial reciprocating motor, linear reciprocating motor, etc.,