The most common use for accumulators is to supplement pump flow. Some circuits require high-volume flow for a short time and then use little or no fluid for an extended period. Generally speaking, when half or more of the machine cycle is not using pump flow, the application is a likely candidate for an accumulator circuit. There are many different applications for accumulators, see bottom of the page for many applications for an accumulator. If you think you may need an accumulator, please contact us at 800-342-1302 and let us help size one for your application.