Hydraulics At Work http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/26271/feed en How 'Power Beyond' Works [Video] http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-power-beyond-works-video <div class="node-body blog-body">Newbies to the hydraulics biz often have trouble grasping the concept of 'Power Beyond'. Because while they tend to grasp the circuitry easily enough, they have trouble relating it to the actual configuration of the physical valve.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-power-beyond-works-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-power-beyond-works-video#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:06:00 +0000 39771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Calculate Hydraulic Cylinder Efficiency http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-calculate-hydraulic-cylinder-efficiency <div class="node-body blog-body">With modern sealing technology, the volumetric efficiency (leakage losses) of a hydraulic cylinder in good condition approaches 100%. But the mechanical-hydraulic efficiency of a cylinder varies with seal type and the tolerances between the piston-rod and its wear bands. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-calculate-hydraulic-cylinder-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-calculate-hydraulic-cylinder-efficiency#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:51:00 +0000 39731 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Is This Problem Destroying Your Hydrostatic Transmission? [Video] http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/problem-destroying-your-hydrostatic-transmission-video <div class="node-body blog-body">In 1981, just in time for the wheat harvest, Dad took delivery of a new combine harvester. It was one of many he owned over the years, but this one was different. It was the first I'd seen equipped with a hydrostatic transmission for the ground drive. The infinitely variable and step-less control afforded by a hydrostatic transmission was quite an advance over the mechanical gearbox with a variable speed input used in earlier models... </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/problem-destroying-your-hydrostatic-transmission-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/problem-destroying-your-hydrostatic-transmission-video#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:26:00 +0000 39631 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Troubleshooting: Do As I Say; Not As I Do! http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-troubleshooting-do-i-say-not-i-do <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydraulic troubleshooting as a logical process of elimination which begins with checking the easy things first. This emphasis on investigating the easy things first may seem so elementary your inclination may be to disregard this advice. Certainly, if you DO follow a logical process of elimination, you will get a result - regardless of whether you check the easy things first or not. It's just that if you leave anything that's easy to check until last - you'll kick yourself for not giving it your attention in the beginning.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-troubleshooting-do-i-say-not-i-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-troubleshooting-do-i-say-not-i-do#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:31:00 +0000 39471 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How And Why To Monitor Hydraulic Filter Condition http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-and-why-monitor-hydraulic-filter-condition <div class="node-body blog-body">Continuous monitoring of the filter elements in a hydraulic system can provide valuable clues to the performance of the filter and the condition of the system.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-and-why-monitor-hydraulic-filter-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-and-why-monitor-hydraulic-filter-condition#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:55:00 +0000 39381 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Store Hydraulic Cylinders - Part 2 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-store-hydraulic-cylinders-part-2 <div class="node-body blog-body">In my previous post, I discussed the procedure I use when preparing hydraulic cylinders for storage. In response to it, one of our members posed this question: "One issue I feel you left out of the cylinder storage issue is the orientation question. How should a hydraulic cylinder be orientated for short term or long term storage?"</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-store-hydraulic-cylinders-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-store-hydraulic-cylinders-part-2#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:24:00 +0000 39281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Store Hydraulic Cylinders -- Safely http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-store-hydraulic-cylinders-safely <div class="node-body blog-body">A question I get asked a lot by equipment owners, is the procedure for storing spare hydraulic cylinders for an extended period. So here's what I recommend: </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-store-hydraulic-cylinders-safely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-store-hydraulic-cylinders-safely#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 11 Jul 2016 23:35:00 +0000 39201 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Diagrams You Should Not Do Without http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-diagrams-you-should-not-do-without <div class="node-body blog-body">A picture is worth a thousands words. And so is an accurate hydraulic diagram. It can also be worth a lot of nickel. Consider the four main types of hydraulic diagrams in common use -- and the consequences of having to manage without them. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-diagrams-you-should-not-do-without" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-diagrams-you-should-not-do-without#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:22:00 +0000 39061 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Make Sense Of Case Drain Flow From A Hydrostatic transmission http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-make-sense-case-drain-flow-hydrostatic-transmission <div class="node-body blog-body">"I tried one afternoon and evening to determine what was wrong with a hydrostatic transmission by monitoring case drain flow and was confused by the readings I was seeing. There was a flow meter in the transmission pump outlet and another in its case drain that always showed charge pump flow, even though the motor was bypassing profusely. The motor case drain went through the transmission pump case to tank." </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-make-sense-case-drain-flow-hydrostatic-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-make-sense-case-drain-flow-hydrostatic-transmission#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:12:00 +0000 38981 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Are You SURE Your Hydraulic Pump Is Broken? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-sure-your-hydraulic-pump-broken <div class="node-body blog-body">"We have some problems with a Parker-Denison hydrostatic transmission pump P24S 2R1C 9A2. Oil temperature rises from 20 to 50 Celsius within 15-20 minutes of only light operation (65 bar working pressure). The pump was sent to a local workshop for repair and cost us $10,000 and yet the problem remains."</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-sure-your-hydraulic-pump-broken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-sure-your-hydraulic-pump-broken#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:55:00 +0000 38911 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Select Hydraulic Connectors For Leak-Free Reliability http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-select-hydraulic-connectors-leak-free-reliability <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydraulic oil leaks are often considered to be an inherent characteristic of hydraulic machines. While this may have been true 30 years ago, advances in sealing technology and the development of reliable connection systems means that today, leak-free hydraulic plumbing is readily achievable. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-select-hydraulic-connectors-leak-free-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-select-hydraulic-connectors-leak-free-reliability#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 14 Jun 2016 01:23:00 +0000 38801 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com One Thing You Must Check The Next Time You Change A Hydraulic Hose http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/one-thing-you-must-check-next-time-you-change-hydraulic-hose <div class="node-body blog-body">The hydraulic hose fabrication process - or more specifically - the hose cutting process introduces contamination. This comprises metal particles from the hose's wire reinforcement and the cutting blade itself, and polymer dust from the hydraulic hose's out cover and inner tube. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/one-thing-you-must-check-next-time-you-change-hydraulic-hose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/one-thing-you-must-check-next-time-you-change-hydraulic-hose#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:41:00 +0000 38551 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Avoid Hydraulic Troubleshooting Mistakes http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-avoid-hydraulic-troubleshooting-mistakes <div class="node-body blog-body">Troubleshooting hydraulic systems can be a complex exercise. It involves a lot of science and sometimes, a bit of art. Incorrect diagnosis prolongs downtime and can result in the unnecessary repair or replacement of serviceable components. To avoid these costly mistakes, a logical approach based on sound troubleshooting principles is required.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-avoid-hydraulic-troubleshooting-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-avoid-hydraulic-troubleshooting-mistakes#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 31 May 2016 01:29:00 +0000 38481 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Reduce Noise Emission From Hydraulic Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-reduce-noise-emission-hydraulic-systems <div class="node-body blog-body">The magnitude of noise radiation from an object is proportional to its area and inversely proportional to its mass. Reducing an object's surface area or increasing its mass can therefore reduce its noise radiation. For example, constructing the hydraulic reservoir from thicker plate (increase in mass) will reduce its noise radiation.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-reduce-noise-emission-hydraulic-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-reduce-noise-emission-hydraulic-systems#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 24 May 2016 00:25:00 +0000 38461 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Deal With Water In Hydraulic Oil http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-deal-water-hydraulic-oil <div class="node-body blog-body">If you've worked with hydraulic equipment for any length of time, it's likely that you've come across a hydraulic system with cloudy oil. Oil becomes cloudy when it is contaminated with water above its saturation level.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-deal-water-hydraulic-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-deal-water-hydraulic-oil#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 17 May 2016 00:55:00 +0000 38431 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com