Archive for February, 2014

Maximizing Hydraulic Cylinder Life

Choosing the right cylinders and fluids can help prevent parts failure If you are having to repair or replace your hydraulic cylinders often, something is wrong. Most hydraulic cylinder issues are actually caused by system design flaws rather than normal wear and tear. Therefore, in most cases the best thing you can do to maximize…

Why You Need Oil Analysis

Oil analysis can be used to detect wear on various hydraulic parts as well as fluid degradation Oil is like the lifeblood of a hydraulic system. Just as a blood test on a living thing can reveal important facts about its health, a detailed oil analysis can give you important insights into the condition of…

Choosing Oil Seals for Your Hydraulic System

7 different factors must be evaluated to ensure optimum seal compatibility and performance Faulty seals are a leading cause of problems within hydraulic machinery. Seals might be vulnerable to early failure due to poor installation or maintenance, system operation issues, or improper seal selection. Here are 7 factors that must be considered when selecting the…