Closed circuit axial piston motors are used as hydrostatic transmission components, in conjunction with closed circuit pumps, and found consequently in the widest imaginable range of mobile equipment. Fixed displacement motors can also be used in open circuit applications, and are therefore suitable for a variety of hydraulic circuits, such as those of hoists and fan drives.
Axial piston motors can be fixed or variable displacement. Variable displacement motors are available with two position hydraulic controls, two position electric control and proportional electric control. Controls can also be customized where particular strategies are required. Possible configurations include circuits with built-in exchange valves and pressure relief valves. Built-in cartridge versions also available for epicyclic hubs.