In an earlier article we discussed oil analysis in terms of outsourcing oil tests, ensuring proper sample areas and frequency. Here we will examine additional elements of proper oil analysis: strategy, equipment and alarms.
When cylinder performance begins to decrease and replacement is not an option, the search begins for ways to improve performance. This article will discuss suggestions for performance improvement as well as sizing and selection considerations.
High oil temperatures have many symptoms: slower machine speeds, sludge and varnish formation, and more leaks due to hardened O-rings. All these factors can do significant damage to hydraulic systems. The bottom line is that if the oil in your system is higher than 140 degrees, you are placing it at serious risk of failure. This article will outline the causes of high oil temperature, as well as some solutions to controlling it.