Schroeder Industries has added the North American Vacuum Oil Dehydrator to its QuickDelivery Program – superior filtration products shipped in 5 days. If you are noticing a hazy or milk-like appearance in your hydraulic fluid, there’s a good chance you have water in your system. The North American Vacuum Dehydrator (NAV) employs a low … [Read more...] about Vacuum oil dehydrator available for 5-day quick shipping
Laws and labels for environmentally friendly fluids
In a recent Fluid Power Technology Conference - Virtual Series session, Brandon Richards, CEO of PANOLIN America Inc. presented “Where and when should you use environmentally acceptable fluids?” He provided an overview of EALs, including their biodegradability and low toxicity, as well as benefits in terms of performance, durability and … [Read more...] about Laws and labels for environmentally friendly fluids
Reservoir breather adapter kits for oil draining and filling applications
Schroeder Industries introduces a new way to protect oil from airborne contamination while filling and draining it — the Reservoir Breather Adapter Kits. Contamination is the leading cause of premature system failures. While most operations already use an inline or in-tank filtration solution, others want additional protection to extend the … [Read more...] about Reservoir breather adapter kits for oil draining and filling applications
How does water impact hydraulic fluid?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Most hydraulic fluid is oil-based, so we cannot forget the adage that oil and water do not mix well. However, when it comes to the hydraulic oil transferring energy around your hydraulic system, much more is at stake. Whether free or in saturation, the potential harm from water is more detrimental than merely … [Read more...] about How does water impact hydraulic fluid?
Laws are infallible
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Physical laws, unlike governmental laws, are perfect. The heavy hand of the (physical) law keeps our fluid power realm in check, dictating liquids and gases' behaviours at every location. I'd like to say very few alternate engineering fields so heavily rely on these laws and principles as fluid power, but a … [Read more...] about Laws are infallible
Oil sensor offers real-time, 24-hour monitoring oil degradation
The OQS 2 new and improved Oil Quality Sensor puts users in control with real-time, 24/7 monitoring of oil degradation, oil condition and water ingress and is now available for purchase. The sensor is a live, highly flexible and cost effective condition-based monitoring solution, designed to be permanently mounted within any lubrication system … [Read more...] about Oil sensor offers real-time, 24-hour monitoring oil degradation
Condition monitoring for hydraulic accumulators
Hydraulic accumulators store energy, enhance the performance of fluid-power systems and provide for emergency backup functions. An accumulator consists of a separation element (bladder, piston or diaphragm) that divides gas and fluid sections. The energy storage capacity is directly affected by the precharge pressure of nitrogen gas inside an … [Read more...] about Condition monitoring for hydraulic accumulators
What are ionic hydraulic fluids?
Hydraulic development engineers and tribology specialists still expend substantial time, effort and resources in the search for an ideal hydraulic fluid. Novel Ionic Liquids may offer the solution. In a presentation at IFK 2020 titled “Basic aspects when using ionic liquids as a hydraulic fluid,” authors Darko Lovrec and Vito Tič of the … [Read more...] about What are ionic hydraulic fluids?
Schroeder Industries wins coveted 2020 LEAP Award
Winners of the LEAP Awards (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) in the category of test & measurement include Schroeder Industries with its Schroeder Pro: Total Fluid Health instrument, notching the Bronze award in this category. The LEAP Awards honor innovative product technology in 12 categories. As determined by 14 industry … [Read more...] about Schroeder Industries wins coveted 2020 LEAP Award
Readily biodegradable hydraulic fluid from Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched Environ MV R, its first hydraulic fluid using ultra-pure severely hydrotreated base oils to meet the OECD 301B requirements for ready biodegradability. According to Petro-Canada Lubricants, the design makes Environ MV R the first hydraulic fluid of its kind to meet these requirements, providing longer life … [Read more...] about Readily biodegradable hydraulic fluid from Petro-Canada