Universal Hydraulik

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Superior Quality. Custom Design. European Manufacturing.

For more than 16 years, Universal Hydraulik has been designing hydraulic systems, cooling systems and heat exchangers that are used in many different applications all over the world.

Known for customized heat exchanger solutions, Universal Hydraulic has been continuously certified to DIN ISO 9001 since 1997 and holds certificates for BV, DNV, Germanischer Lloyd and others.

Why Universal Hydraulik

There are four main reasons to utilize Universal Hydraulik heat exchangers:

  • No flushing is required
  • More efficient by design
  • Fail-safe cooler line
  • Largest size offerings in the industry
  • Custom designs

No Flushing Required

Universal Hydraulik’s proprietary manufacturing process creates little to no contamination from welding and other materials that get transferred to the final unitThus, no flushing is required, saving time and money.

In addition, Universal Hydraulik uses robots for welding, ensuring consistent and high-quality welds.

Tubular heat exchangers made in Universal Hydraulik’s production facilities in Germany and the Czech Republic are subject to an in-process testing sequence comprising five different steps, starting with the tube inspection (measurement of wall thickness) to the final leak test on the entire cooling system. These tests ensure only high-quality and reliable products get shipped.

More Efficient By Design

UH’s “hybrid cooler” line offers high performance due to the utilization of plates or “fins” on the oil side to allow for more efficient heat transfer in a more compact space. This unique line combines the advantages of plate heat exchangers with the benefits of shell & tube (S&T) heat exchangers. UH’s “hybrid cooler” line features:

  • Design is significantly smaller than the standard S&T design. It has similar dimensions (compact) of a plate cooler, but the straight S&T is almost twice as large
  • Heat transfer efficiencies like that of plate-type coolers
  • Large, smooth pipes keep it almost entirely clean, whereas the ribbed design of the plate heat exchanger tends to need cleaning which can be difficult and time consuming
  • an be used in systems with higher operating temperatures and pressures
  • Opportunity to build in an internal bypass valve

Industry-Leading Fail Safe Coolers

Fail-safe coolers are often used in marine, offshore oil, power and steel plants, and other applications where natural water is used as the cooling medium and, for reasons of environmental or mechanical protection, mixing of mediums needs to be avoided. Simply put, Universal Hydraulik’s fail-safe coolers are two heat exchangers in one, ensuring 100% safety if the outer or inner tube gets destroyed. Built-in sensors detect if there is a pressure loss of the control fluid and provide electronic warning signals so that no or very minimal amount of oil is released into the environment. The materials of the safety heat exchanger and the combination of tubes and seals can be customized accordingly the application.

Largest Size Offerings in the Industry

Two Universal Hydraulik heat exchanger series can be manufactured in sizes up to 395 gpm (1,500 l/min) volume or 1,300 hp (1,000 kW) cooling capacity; the SCM series and the EKM series.

SCM Series
The SCM series (larger diameter internal tubes) is particularly effective due to the additional cooling area, produced by aluminum fins pushed over the bank of tubes with metal-to-metal contact. The SCM range of heat exchangers has a cooling surface of from 6 m2 to 29 m2.

The SCM series is primarily sold to applications where there is poor water quality such as in Asia and South America.

EKM Series

The EKM series (standard size internal tubes) is a logical further development of a tube-bank heat exchanger for a wide range of industrial applications. This range is particularly effective due to the additional cooling area and offers a heat exchange performance of 230 kW.

Applications include:

  • Hydropower
  • Textile machines
  • Shipbuilding
  • Air compressors
  • Plastic injection molding machines
  • Presses
  • Tunnel boring machines

Custom Designs

Universal Hydraulik offers a convenient customization program which allows customers to have oil coolers engineered for their specific application—without the hassle or purchase minimums. This can include special porting, sizing or materials.

Approximately 50% of Universal Hydraulik coolers are custom. Custom projects include 3D drawings and exact cooling calculations at no additional cost. Universal Hydraulik  works with OEM’s to deliver custom solutions.

Universal Hydraulik oil coolers are available in many different material combinations for any environment:

  • Standard steel
  • Bronze/gunmetal – end caps (for marine applications)
  • Stainless steel water tubes
  • Copper fins
  • Stainless steel housing (on request)
  • Welded water tubes

For a complete list and description of Universal Hydraulik heat exchangers, visit icfluid.com/manufacturers/universal-hydraulik or call 1-877-423.5843.

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Universal Hydraulik Products:

  • Universal Hydraulik EKM/SKM SeriesThe EKM/SKM series is a logical further development of a tube-bank heat exchanger for a wide range of industrial applications. This range is particularly effective due to the additional cooling area, and offers a heat exchange performance of 1000 kW. The EKM range of heat exchangers has a cooling surface of from 0.43 m2 to 56 m2.
  • Universal Hydraulik SCM SeriesSCM Heat Exchanger Series
    The SCM series is a logical further development of a tube-bank heat exchanger for a wide range of industrial applications. This range is particularly effective due to the additional cooling area. The SCM range of heat exchangers has a cooling surface of from 6 m2 to 29 m2.
  • Universal Hydraulik UKM Series Heat ExchangerUKM Heat Exchanger Series
    The UKM series is a logical further development of a tube-bank heat exchanger for a wide range of industrial applications. This range is particularly effective due to the additional cooling area. This is produced by aluminum fins, which are pushed over the bank of tubes with metal-to-metal contact. The UKM range of heat exchangers has a cooling surface of from 0.73 m2 to 29 m2.
  • Universal Hydraulik UKTM Series Heat ExchangerUKTM Heat Exchanger Series
    The UKTM series is a logical further development of a tube-bank heat exchanger for a wide range of industrial applications. This range is particularly effective due to the additional cooling area. The UKTM range of heat exchangers has a cooling surface of from 0.73 m2 to 29 m2. The UKTM series is constructed of more than 30 basic units, and is available as double and four pass versions.
  • Universal Hydraulik CKM Series Heat ExchangerCKM Heat Exchanger Series
    The CKM is a series of compact heat exchangers with a fixed tube bundle, which has been standardized into logically grouped models with a heat-exchange surface of from 0.43 to 14.75 m2. The models comprise basic units, each divided into two versions (narrow / wide baffle spacing), each also available as a 1-pass version, in a 2-pass and 4-pass version.
  • Universal Hydraulik CKM/FS Heat Exchanger SeriesCKM/FS Heat Exchanger Series
    Based on the existing oil/water heat exchangers of the CKM series, the company Universal Hydraulik have developed the new oil/water safety heat exchanger CKM/FS which, by means of a double tube, prevents the danger of mixing the cooling and the to be cooled medium. The space between the two tubes is filled with a sealing liquid.
  • Universal Hydraulik UKCG Series Heat ExchangerUKCG Heat Exchanger Series
    The picture shows the Tank mounting case with thread and the high-performance Cooling tray with tubes. Cooling surface from 0,15 – 0,43 m2.
  • Universal Hydraulik PWT Heat Exchanger SeriesPWT Heat Exchanger Series
    Plate heat exchangers. Various screwed connections.  Insulation made from PU hard foam  Diffusion-tight insulation.
  • Universal Hydraulik TL Heat Exchanger SeriesTL Heat Exchanger Series
    Compact design, low space requirements and low weight.  Modular system offers high degree of flexibility, capacity adjustment by adding or removing plates. Easy to clean  quick and low cost installation. Easy to service,  high specific thermal efficiency, suitable for low temperature differences. High resistance to corrosion.
  • Universal Hydraulik LKI Heat Exchanger SeriesLKI Heat Exchanger Series
    With this new generation of Universal Hydraulik LKI oil-coolers, the manufacturers have succeeded in reducing the noise level. These coolers are ideally suited for stationary installations – for the cooling of hydraulic or lubricating oils. The range has been extended to include slow-running ventilators, and the housings have been optimised, in order to produce the very low noise level.
  • Universal Hydraulik FNK Heat Exchanger SeriesFNK Heat Exchanger Series
    Cooling performance up to 45 kW. Grade of filtration 5 my. Operating pressure up to 10 bar. Nominal flow rate up to 125 l/min (max. possible for filters).
  • Universal Hydraulik PTOK Heat Exchanger SeriesPTÖK Heat Exchanger Series
    High cooling capacity with low noise output and very small installation space. Suitable as reflux or leak oil cooler. Requires no electrical installation. Easy to maintain with simply installation and removal of the cooler element. Sturdy cooler element for more safety during pressure peaks. Due to the standard dampening, reduction of noise level up to 6db (A) possible.
  • Universal Hydraulik LKI_HYD Heat Exchanger SeriesLKI-HYD Heat Exchanger Series
    With this new generation of Universal Hydraulik LKI oil-coolers, the manufacturers have succeeded in reducing the noise level. These coolers are ideally suited for mobile installations – for the cooling of hydraulic or lubricating oils. The housings have been optimised, in order to produce the very low noise level.
  •  LUniversal Hydraulik LKM Heat Exchanger SeriesKM Heat Exchanger Series
    With this new generation of Universal Hydraulik LKM oil-coolers, the manufacturers have succeeded in improoving the cooling performance. These coolers are ideally suited for stationary installations – for the cooling of hydraulic or lubricating oils. In order to make the cooler range as comprehensive as possible, the smaller models are also available as single or dual versions, thus covering oil-cooling requirements for both low and high oil throughflow volumes.
  • Universal Hydraulik TFS Heat Exchanger SeriesTFS/A Heat Exchanger Series
    The TFS/A is a compact partial-flow cooling unit. It was developed to improve the availability and reliability of hydraulic systems. Due to its combination of a motorpump unit and an oil-air cooler in one device, the TFS/A is an autonomous unit, which can be operated independently of the main system. In this manner continuous cooling is ensured.
 

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