Hydraulic fluid is the energy transfer medium in all hydraulic systems. This simple function is only achieved by a fluid that does not easily trap gasses. Trapped gas and foaming problems would bring a higher level of compressibility to a fluid that is usually relied upon to support a very stiff, fast reacting system. Where transmitting energy … [Read more...] about Why are hydraulic fluids used?
Demand for higher efficiency, enhanced output and tolerance of tough terrains make it increasingly more difficult to ensure machines perform at their peak. High-performance hydraulics may be built for these conditions; however, good fluid-handling practices can keep equipment running better, longer. Particulate and moisture contamination of … [Read more...] about Clean hydraulics: contaminant removal
Without a doubt, clean hydraulic fluid is the ultimate lifeblood of a hydraulic system. Contamination can reduce efficiency and possibly destroy machinery. That’s why many companies invest in offline filtration systems, commonly referred to as filter carts or kidney loop systems, for the external filtration of hydraulic fluids. Although … [Read more...] about Offline filtration ensures clean-running, efficient machines
Just having a hydraulic fluid management plan in place doesn’t mean that you are doing it correctly. Managing your lubrication properly is critical in maintaining clean, efficient hydraulic systems, said Jason Kopschinsky, CMRP, director of reliability services for Des-Case. “Not approaching lubrication in a holistic manner, including lubricant … [Read more...] about Follow these 5 simple tasks for efficient hydraulic fluid management