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Axial Piston Pumps

An axial piston pump is one type of hydraulic pump in which pressure is used to pump a fluid from one location to another. In an axial piston pump, a shaft is attached to a cam plate that may or may not be directly attached to the pistons. As the shaft rotates, the cam plate causes the pistons to move towards or away from the valve plate, thereby pumping fluid as a result of the displacement of the piston. A piston pump is also referred to as a positive displacment pump.