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The Most Common Mistakes Made by Untrained Hydraulic Technicians

Uncategorized / April 30, 2021

When servicing and troubleshooting hydraulic equipment, we all make mistakes. After all, we are human. These mistakes can cost us in many ways and almost always result from a lack of competent training. Working around hydraulic machines can be a complex exercise, as it involves a great deal of science. To avoid these common mistakes, […]



Meter-Out Flow Controls and Pressure Intensification in a Hydraulic Cylinder

Uncategorized / April 30, 2021

There is a common misconception that the maximum pressure in a hydraulic system using a pressure compensating pump is limited to the pump compensator setting. However, the compensator pressure setting merely determines the pressure at the outlet of the pump itself. Many people do not realize that the pressure at different points in a hydraulic […]



How to Choose the Right Heat Exchanger Type and Location for Your Hydraulic System

Uncategorized / April 30, 2021

Excessive heat can affect a hydraulic system in many ways. Generally, oil temperatures in excess of 140°F (60°C) will cause the oil to rapidly degrade. Other effects include accelerated wear of system components and damage to bearings and seals. Therefore, high oil temperature is a major concern. A properly sized and located heat exchanger in […]



Cavitation and Consequent Damage to Hydraulic Pumps

Uncategorized / April 30, 2021

Although cavitation can occur anywhere in a hydraulic system, it commonly occurs within the suction line of a pump. This will cause excessive noise in the pump – generally a high pitched “whining” sound. However, this excessive noise is only the tip of the iceberg! The real result of this phenomenon is severe pump damage […]



5 Tips on How to Increase the Reliability of Your Hydraulic Systems

Uncategorized / April 30, 2021

When most people think of preventive maintenance and reliability procedures for a hydraulic system, regularly changing filters and checking the oil level are the only things considered. When the machine fails, there is often very little information about the system to refer to when troubleshooting. However, proper reliability checks should be done with the system […]