Tan Delta Systems, a manufacturer of real-time oil quality monitoring sensors and systems, is leading the way within the manufacturing and lubrication sector with the launch of SENSE-2. The new oil condition monitoring kit provides real-time data about machine oil quality to optimize maintenance and reduce operating costs. The SENSE-2 is … [Read more...] about SENSE-2 real-time oil monitoring system reduces operating costs
Contributed by Seema Gangatirkar, Greene Tweed Matching the right elastomer to an application is key to ensuring an O-ring's optimal performance and mitigating premature failure. One critical factor to consider is resistance to process fluids. Different types of elastomers have differing resistance to various fluids, making material selection … [Read more...] about How to evaluate chemical resistance and fluid compatibility of seal materials
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Let's square off in a squared circle to discuss why dynamic seals are never square. I suppose one could manufacture a square seal, but perhaps that would be more of a gasket. Either way, we're pitting static seals against dynamic seals to see who comes out on top, and you may find yourself surprised by the … [Read more...] about Static versus dynamic seals in fluid power
The global shipping and marine industry is, like all industries, pursuing new ways to become more environmentally friendly. The use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) can make a major impact in that push. By Joshua Dickstein, Ph.D., Technology Development Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation Industries around the world are making … [Read more...] about Eco-friendly shipping is possible with EALs
AMSOIL has launched new Commercial-Grade Tractor Hydraulic/Transmission Oil for hard-working agricultural and commercial equipment. It delivers exceptional value for customers seeking an upgrade over conventional and synthetic-blend oils. Formulated with greater than 50% synthetic content and high-performance additives, AMSOIL Commercial-Grade … [Read more...] about Commercial-grade tractor hydraulic and transmission oil available from Amsoil
Bio-Hydraulic Fluids, Bio-Ultimax 1000, from Renewable Lubricants, are ultimately biodegradable vegetable based formulas that replace mineral oil based hydraulic fluids. Bio-Ultimax hydraulic fluids are formulated to perform in hydraulic systems that require Anti-Wear (AW), anti-rust, anti-oxidation, anti-foam, and demulsibility properties. They … [Read more...] about Biodegradable vegetable-based hydraulic fluids offer high flash point
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor If you're a regular reader of mine, you know how much I espouse the importance of filtration to keep your hydraulic system running reliably. Different machines require different filtration quality. Throwing a 3-micron filter with a 1000 beta ratio on your log splitter makes little sense. For those unfamiliar … [Read more...] about Can you use an automotive filter in your hydraulic application?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor If you've ever been (un)lucky enough to open up a 30-year-old hydraulic reservoir, you know how shockingly grimy they can be. I've seen 3 in. of sludge, filings and particles sedimentate enough to clog the suction filter. That hydraulic power unit had a return filter in addition to its clearly unhelpful … [Read more...] about The importance of hydraulic reservoir filtration systems
Hydro-Safe presents patented Hydro-Safe premium hydraulic fluid, readily biodegradable biosynthetic formulas which provide high performance in a wide variety of stationary and transportation equipment including elevators. Available in ISO 32, 46, and 68 weight formulas; the VG-32 formulation is Otis Elevator approved and is ideal for elevators that … [Read more...] about Environmentally friendly Hydro-Safe premium hydraulic fluid for sustainable designs
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Hydraulic systems play a critical role in various industries, powering heavy machinery and equipment with precision and efficiency. The performance and longevity of these systems heavily rely on the cleanliness and quality of the hydraulic fluid. Contamination in hydraulic fluid can cause significant damage … [Read more...] about Do special hydraulic fluids require special filters?