Patents Assigned to Schmidt Kranz & Co.
  • Patent number: 6386841
    Abstract: A pneumatically operated hydraulic pump includes a cylinder housing accommodating a main piston to subdivide the housing interior in two working chambers. The main piston is connected to a hydraulic piston for joint reciprocation so that the hydraulic piston can carry out a suction stroke when the main piston moves to one end position and a pressure stroke when the main piston moves to the other end position. Arranged laterally to the cylinder housing is a control mechanism for regulating a flow of working fluid alternately to the working chambers. The control mechanism includes a plastic valve casing for accommodating a control piston having opposite end faces of different size to define different effective areas and thereby realize reciprocation of the control piston by the working fluid. A slide shoe is guided in the valve casing for conjoint movement with the control piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Schmidt, Kranz & Co. GmbH
    Inventor: Joachim Probst
  • Patent number: 4104008
    Abstract: A fluid-actuated, such as a pneumatically actuated, hydraulic pump of either the single acting or the double acting type is controlled in its operation by a main valve member which has two connecting compartments the fluid in one of which is always at the atmospheric, and in the other always at a superatmospheric, pressure. The main valve member has two end faces, one larger than the other, the smaller being always acted upon by the superatmospheric pressure of the fluid and the larger one intermittently. An auxiliary valve member controls the admission of the pressurized fluid to the larger end face and is open only during the reversal of the hydraulic pump from suction to pumping stroke, while the pressure acting on the larger end face is relieved during reversal from the pumping to the suction stroke. A duct communicates one or the other of the connecting compartments of the main valve member which an actuating compartment of an actuating unit, depending on the position of the main valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Schmidt Kranz & Co.
    Inventors: Ernst Hoffmann, Siegfried Reimann, Heinz Aschermann