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?
Contributed by Scott Christensen, Americas Purchasing Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their tier suppliers rely on sealing partners for a wide range of services and capabilities. An experienced and knowledgeable sealing supplier can provide everything from high-quality custom sealing solutions … [Read more...] about Why stocking standard products pays off for OEM and supplier relationships
Hydraulic fluid cleanliness is crucial for hydraulic systems' reliable operation and longevity. However, while filtration is critical in keeping hydraulic fluid clean, it is not the only factor that impacts fluid cleanliness. This article will discuss some tips to ensure hydraulic fluid cleanliness aside from the obvious filtration … [Read more...] about How to ensure hydraulic fluid cleanliness outside of filtration
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Hydraulic oil contamination may cause significant damage to hydraulic systems and components, leading to reduced performance and productivity and increased maintenance and repair costs. Therefore, it's crucial that you identify the symptoms of hydraulic oil contamination to prevent further damage and ensure … [Read more...] about What are the least common symptoms of contamination?
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has hired Steve Hendrix as Industrial Sales Engineer. Hendrix will be responsible for growth in the South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee industrial markets. He will develop short and long-term strategic sales plans for key customers, growth customers, and global key accounts, utilizing sales excellence … [Read more...] about Trelleborg hires Steve Hendrix as Industrial Sales Engineer for Southern USA
Advanced seal designs that prevent wear, increase service life, and reduce friction can ensure uptime in pitch cylinders and brakes. Eric Bucci, Global Technical Manager, Energy and Oil & Gas, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Today’s wind turbines are highly technical precision machines, utilizing the latest digital and computer technology to … [Read more...] about Maximizing wind turbine efficiency through optimized hydraulic sealing
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Although pneumatic cylinders operate in many conditions, their capacity to withstand the pitfalls of those conditions often comes down to the chosen sealing technology. The performance and longevity of pneumatic cylinders depend on the quality of their seals. A seal's primary purpose is to contain the … [Read more...] about How do you select pneumatic cylinder seals?
Colonial Seal Company, a New Jersey-based specialty distributor of standard and custom sealing solutions, is pleased to announce their newly-hired marketing manager. Michelle Minix, a veteran of the US Air Force and marketing professional for over 20 years has joined Colonial Seal Company to expand the brand and increase the reach of this … [Read more...] about Colonial Seal Company hires Michelle Minix as marketing manager