You might be surprised to hear that oil and water do mix. Of course, they won't mix when poured together in a glass and stirred with a spoon. But forces at play to destroy your hydraulic system find ways to allow much more water to saturate and emulsify with your innocent hydraulic oil. Heat, oxidation and chemical contamination increase the … [Read more...] about When are vacuum dehydrators necessary?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants, as far as the hydraulics industry is concerned, are fluids offering a reduced impact on the environment. EAL fluids are especially a concern for machinery operating on or around waterways, where the disastrous impact of potentially hazardous and toxic oil is most severe. … [Read more...] about What are environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) in hydraulics?
Renewable Lubricants presents patented Bio-Ultimax 1000, readily biodegradable biosynthetic formulas which perform like mineral oil based hydraulic fluids, but are environmentally friendly. With oxidation performance comparable to full synthetics, this is one of the safest hydraulic fluids for the environment. Ideal for stationary or mobile … [Read more...] about Environmentally friendly hydraulic fluid for stationary and mobile use
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Aeration is the introduction of air bubbles within a liquid by passing through or across open air. Aeration most often occurs in hydraulic systems when oil returns to the tank above the oil level in the reservoir, entraining bubbles as it splashes into the tank. The primary worry with aeration is the … [Read more...] about How does aeration affect hydraulic systems?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor All hydraulic fluid is designed to transmit fluid power energy through a system, and for the most part, they do the job the same way. But that doesn't mean all oil is the same. In fact, there are five common types of hydraulic fluid, each with its benefits and downsides whose use depends on the application … [Read more...] about A review of common hydraulic fluid types and their benefits
The right lubricants can improve profitability, productivity and sustainability. Contributed by Blayne McKenzie, Strategic Technology Manager, Industrial Products, The Lubrizol Corp. Procurement decisions in almost any market you can imagine are driven primarily by one or more of the following three factors: profitability, productivity and … [Read more...] about Optimizing hydraulic operations with the use of energy-efficient hydraulic fluids
Reliable Plant 2021 is set for October 19-21 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. Currently, registration is 50% off until Friday, June 25. Reliable Plant is the place where reliability and maintenance professionals come together to learn from experts, see the latest technology and meet leaders in the industry. The … [Read more...] about Reliable Plant registration open, with 50% discount til June 25
Mobil SHC Aware HS Series high-performance hydraulic oils meet Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements for environmentally acceptable lubricants* and EU Ecolabel requirements, while offering excellent protection in hydraulic systems†. Biodegradable, minimally toxic and non-bioaccumulative, these lubricants can be used in hydraulic systems where … [Read more...] about Mobil SHC Aware HS series hydraulic oils for marine applications
Schroeder Industries has expanded its line of North American Vacuum Dehydrators with the all-new NAV 5 Vacuum Dehydrator. With the success of its NAV 30 gpm vacuum dehydrator, Schroeder saw a need to offer a 5 gpm version to condition smaller reservoirs under 600 gallons. The NAV 5 is compact coming in roughly 9 in. smaller in length and over … [Read more...] about Schroeder Industries expands its oil dehydrator series
Schroeder Industries has added the Machine Condition Monitoring System MCMS 2000 to its line of data analytic solutions. In machine condition and statistical analysis, there are a lot of variables to watch for when it comes to preventing unplanned downtime. The Machine Condition Monitoring System (MCMS 2000) is specially tailored to meet the … [Read more...] about All-in-one fluid, vibration, and process measurement