Achieving Better Cylinder Performance

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.

Hydraulic Cylinders

Options For Hydraulic Oil Temperature Control

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.

Hydraulic System

Elements of Effective Oil Analysis

If you think of a hydraulic system as a human body, and the oil which goes in it as blood, the importance of ensuring the system’s oil is always healthy becomes clear. However, in order to do this, many steps in the right direction must be taken. There are several elements to oil analysis, and when they are put together, they can result in an efficient and successful means of analysing oil.

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How to Avoid Overheating in Hydraulic Systems

On the list of the most common causes of hydraulic equipment failure, overheating ranks at number two. Unfortunately, the general understanding about how to identify and address overheating issues is all too often misunderstood.

Hydraulic Seals, Hydraulic Systems

What Happens When Lubricants are Mixed?

In hydraulic systems, lubricants can sometimes be mixed. Whether done accidentally or not, there are consequences to mixing lubricants. Even mixing the same kind of lubricants can place a system at risk if those lubricants have different viscosities.

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Understanding The Hydraulic Power Pack

The hydraulic power pack is a vital piece of equipment used to power hydraulic fluid from one location to another when a reliable or stationary source of power is not available.

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Looking For The Right Lubricant? Begin With The Right Supplier

In your search for hydraulic equipment lubricants, you likely discovered that lubricant suppliers can offer several other products and services. With each supplier offering something different from full service to niche-specific products, matching products and services to the needs and applications of your company can provide a significant challenge.

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Copper Alloy Component Wear

There are many ways to reduce the contamination that can cause an increase in your system’s copper levels. Although they can be alarming, significant increases in copper do far less damage. Interestingly, it’s when the increase in copper is small and subtle that hydraulic system trouble can follow. Close examination of these increases, as well as checking for simultaneous increases in aluminium, lead, zinc and tin is something which should also be watched closely and taken seriously.

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Controlling Contaminants: Labyrinth vs. Lip Seals

The best way to prevent contaminants from entering any system is to receive and handle lubricants with care until the system is put in service. After this, the challenge shifts to ensuring that as few contaminants as possible enter the system. Contaminant ingression can be limited by modifying slight glasses and breathers. But the shaft seals used are also important.

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Hydraulic Accumulators – An Important Safety Topic to Discuss

Among all of the regular discussions that happen at your company’s health and safety meetings, it may be difficult to remember whether or not the safety of your equipment’s hydraulic accumulators were ever talked about? But if your plant is anything like the others, chances are that this topic rarely gets discussed, if ever. The reality is that unless the potential dangers of accumulators are understood, they can cause significant risks to the safety of all working with or near them.

Hydraulic Accumulators

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