Aircraft Hydraulic System Power Transfer Unit (PTU)

The PTU is able to transfer power but not fluid. It transfers power between two hydraulic systems. Different types of PTUs are in use; some can only transfer power in one direction while others can transfer power both ways. Some PTUs have a fixed displacement, while others use a variable displacement hydraulic pump. The two units, hydraulic pump and hydraulic motor, are connected via a single drive shaft so that power can be transferred between the two systems. Depending on the direction of power transfer, each unit in turn works either as a motor or a pump.

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Power transfer unit