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Apr 14, 2015
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The Hydraulic Maintenance Dilemma: Not Deciding Has Consequences

In the hydraulic maintenance biz, there are always decisions waiting to be made. What type of oil to use. A planned change-out to call. Which proactive maintenance tasks to do on what machines and when. A component to be declared faulty and so on. Often such decisions must be made in the absence of perfect information, or worse, in the presence of conflicting information....More
Mar 30, 2015
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The 2 Hydraulic Oil Sample Points That Matter

From a predictive maintenance perspective, there is little real benefit from taking an oil sample directly from the hydraulic tank....More
Mar 23, 2015
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How To Size A Hydraulic Tank

The rules of thumb for reservoir size differ for open and closed circuits. For a conventional reservoir used in open circuits the general rule is a tank oil capacity of 3 to 5 times the flow of the pump(s) per minute plus a 10 percent air cushion. For HFC and HFD fire-resistant fluids the general rule is 5 to 8 times pump flow per minute....More
Mar 23, 2015
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Do You Still Dabble in QBASIC?

Even though QBASIC is a real antique as far as software goes, it can still useful for creating relatively simple control programs. You can download a copy by clicking here....More
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