Contributed by Carl Dyke, CD Industrial Group 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, … [Read more...] about What functions do hydraulic fluids perform in a system?
Marine-safe hydraulic oils from Lubriplate are inherently biodegradable and non-toxic to aquatic life, exceeding U.S. EPA LC50 and U.S. Fish and Wildlife requirements. Formulated with premium USP white mineral oils and a zinc-free anti-wear additive package, these high-performance hydraulic fluids meet or exceed the performance requirements of … [Read more...] about Marine-safe hydraulic oils from Lubriplate are inherently biodegradable
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. announced that Bel-Ray Co. LLC, a high-performance lubricant manufacturer, has released its No-Tox BioFR Hydraulic 46, a nontoxic fire-resistant hydraulic fluid. This new industrial lubricant is designed for severe operating conditions in hydraulic applications where petroleum and other synthetic hydraulic … [Read more...] about Fire-resistant, non-toxic hydraulic fluid available from Bel-Ray Co.
The Spectroline Oil-Glo and Water-Glo series ultraviolet fluorescent dyes are designed to detect leaks in all circulating fluid systems, including fuel, synthetic, lubricant, petroleum, water, and water/glycol-based systems. Just add a small amount of dye to the system and let it circulate. All leaks will glow brightly when scanned with a … [Read more...] about Spectronic’s Oil-Glo and Water-Glo fluorescent leak detection dyes quickly find leaks
Pall Corp. has announced the Crixus Fluid Monitoring Platform, a fluid cleanliness management solution designed to provide industrial customers with intelligent fluid monitoring. Pall’s Crixus fluid monitoring platform meets the growing need for lubrication and hydraulic fluid cleanliness in industrial manufacturing equipment and filter … [Read more...] about Pall Corp. launches Crixus fluid monitoring platform
Most standard fitted system filters contain fiberglass filter elements, which don’t remove particles smaller than 3 micron. Within high-pressure hydraulic applications, cluttering of smaller particles can quickly result in the development of varnish, an increase of the TAN value and a significant reduction of the lubrication quality of the … [Read more...] about RMF Systems develops large-volume hydraulic fluid filtration solution
Quaker Chemical Corp. will present its fire-resistant hydraulic fluids solutions at the CHS2 Conference on Hot Sheet Metal Forming from June 4-7 in Atlanta. Hot forming operations, also known as press hardening, have all the elements of a fire hazard—900° C (1,652° F) hot surfaces, pressurized oil in the hydraulic systems, and the proximity of … [Read more...] about Quaker Chemical features fire-resistant hydraulic fluids at CHS2 International Conference
PANOLIN HLP SYNTH 32 is the first and so far only eco-friendly hydraulic oil to obtain the Bosch Rexroth RDE 90245 Fluid Rating List. HLP SYNTH was the first hydraulic oil to obtain the 'Blue Angel' environmental award around 20 years ago and has already been approved by numerous manufacturers. Its inclusion in the Bosch Rexroth list means … [Read more...] about PANOLIN’s HLP SYNTH 32 is first eco-friendly hydraulic oil to obtain RDE 90235 rating
Hydraulic reservoirs in a fluid power system primarily serve as a storage tanks to contain sufficient volume of hydraulic fluid and subsequently cater to the fluid demand by the pump during system operation. Additionally, the reservoirs account for the thermal expansion/contraction of the hydraulic fluid and also provide for acceptable levels of … [Read more...] about How do you size hydraulic reservoirs for aircraft hydraulic systems?
MP Filtri has launched its new ICM-2.0 in-line contamination monitor at IFPE, to allow users to automatically measure and display particulate contamination, moisture and temperature levels in various hydraulic fluids. Company representatives told me that the newest features of this model include the ability to download data via a USB stick with … [Read more...] about MP Filtri highlights updated in-line contamination monitor at IFPE