Hydraulics At Work http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/26271/feed Brendan Casey is a war-weary and battle-scarred veteran of the hydraulics industry. en How To Monitor A Hydraulic Machine’s ‘Vital Signs' http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-monitor-hydraulic-machine-s-vital-signs <div class="node-body blog-body">What is your hydraulic machine's normal operating pressure? And normal operating temperature? Can you answer these two basic questions about the 'vital signs' of the hydraulic equipment you maintain, repair or operate? If not, I strongly recommend you make the effort to get to know your hydraulic equipment better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-monitor-hydraulic-machine-s-vital-signs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-monitor-hydraulic-machine-s-vital-signs#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 27931 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 5 Things You Must Tell Your Hydraulic Equipment Supplier (OR 5 questions to ask your customer if you're a hydraulic designer!) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/5-things-you-must-tell-your-hydraulic-equipment-supplier-or-5-questions-ask-your-customer-if-yo <div class="node-body blog-body">When sourcing a piece of hydraulic equipment, there are five things about the environment the machine will operate in, that you should always disclose to the equipment supplier or designer--even if they don't ask. Especially if they don't ask!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/5-things-you-must-tell-your-hydraulic-equipment-supplier-or-5-questions-ask-your-customer-if-yo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/5-things-you-must-tell-your-hydraulic-equipment-supplier-or-5-questions-ask-your-customer-if-yo#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:48:00 +0000 27911 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Know WHEN To Change Your Hydraulic Filters http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-know-when-change-your-hydraulic-filters <div class="node-body blog-body">If you're changing your hydraulic filters on hours in service, you're either changing them too early or too late. If you change them early - before all their dirt holding capacity is used up, you're wasting money on unnecessary filter changes. If you change them late - after the filter has gone on bypass, the increase in particles in the oil quietly reduces the service life of every component in the hydraulic system--costing a lot more in the long run. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-know-when-change-your-hydraulic-filters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-know-when-change-your-hydraulic-filters#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:31:00 +0000 27821 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The #1 Hydraulic Troubleshooting Tool You Can't Do Without http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/1-hydraulic-troubleshooting-tool-you-cant-do-without <div class="node-body blog-body">After much trial and error, I've developed and patented a special troubleshooting paint. So now when a hydraulic problem arises, all you have to do is shake the can well and spray any hydraulic component you suspect might be faulty. After a couple of minutes, faulty components turn red and serviceable components turn green...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/1-hydraulic-troubleshooting-tool-you-cant-do-without" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/1-hydraulic-troubleshooting-tool-you-cant-do-without#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:53:00 +0000 27561 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 3 BIG Problems Caused By Hot-Running Hydraulics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/3-big-problems-caused-hot-running-hydraulics <div class="node-body blog-body">Energy contamination, a.k.a. heat is THE biggest enemy of a hydraulic system. Bigger than particle and water contamination these days, due mainly to the widespread understanding and adoption of modern filtration technologies. And here are 3 reasons why a hot-running hydraulic machine is an unreliable hydraulic machine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/3-big-problems-caused-hot-running-hydraulics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/3-big-problems-caused-hot-running-hydraulics#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 29 Jun 2014 04:08:00 +0000 27531 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How NOT To Make Your Hydraulic Repairer Or Supplier Rich http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-not-make-your-hydraulic-repairer-or-supplier-rich <div class="node-body blog-body">If you're a hydraulic machine owner, or responsible for the same, one sure-fire way of transferring a scary amount of dinero from your bank account to your hydraulic repairer's is to allow your hydraulic machines to run hot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-not-make-your-hydraulic-repairer-or-supplier-rich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-not-make-your-hydraulic-repairer-or-supplier-rich#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:21:00 +0000 27461 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Prevent Hydraulic Failures Resulting From Ignorance Or Omission http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-prevent-hydraulic-failures-resulting-ignorance-or-omission <div class="node-body blog-body">A checklist is a tool that serves a very important function: to INFORM and REMIND. In so doing, mistakes or omissions resulting from ignorance and/or memory lapse -- and which can easily result in hydraulic components failures -- can be prevented.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-prevent-hydraulic-failures-resulting-ignorance-or-omission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-prevent-hydraulic-failures-resulting-ignorance-or-omission#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:10:00 +0000 27421 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Checklists are essential for preventing mistakes and omissions in complex maintenance environments.</p> Why Filters are Dangerous in Hydraulic Pump and Motor Drain Lines http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/why-filters-are-dangerous-hydraulic-pump-and-motor-drain-lines <div class="node-body blog-body">A cracked pump or motor housing due to a restricted (or blocked) case-drain line is far more common than you might think. Of course, if you forget to connect the drain line in the first place, you effectively turn the pump or motor housing into a pressure vessel -- something it's not intended to be. But there's another all-to-common restriction to the drain line that can result in a cracked housing: filters. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/why-filters-are-dangerous-hydraulic-pump-and-motor-drain-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/why-filters-are-dangerous-hydraulic-pump-and-motor-drain-lines#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:01:00 +0000 27301 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Cracked hydraulic piston pump housing.</p> The Truth About Hydraulic Suction Strainers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/truth-about-hydraulic-suction-strainers <div class="node-body blog-body">Given that particle contamination of hydraulic oil reduces the service life of hydraulic components, it would seem logical that a hydraulic system can never have too many filters. The truth is some hydraulic filters can actually do more harm than good. And so their inclusion in a hydraulic system is misguided. Pump inlet (suction) filters fall into this category. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/truth-about-hydraulic-suction-strainers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/truth-about-hydraulic-suction-strainers#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:21:00 +0000 27041 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 2 Ways Air Gets Into Hydraulic Cylinders... And How It Then Destroys Them! http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/2-ways-air-gets-hydraulic-cylinders-and-how-it-then-destroys-them <div class="node-body blog-body">When a mixture of air and oil is compressed in a hydraulic cylinder it can ignite and burn, or even explode! This is known as 'dieseling' or the 'diesel effect' -- a reference to the combustion process in a diesel engine. And when dieseling occurs in a hydraulic cylinder it can damage the cylinder and destroy of its seals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/2-ways-air-gets-hydraulic-cylinders-and-how-it-then-destroys-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/2-ways-air-gets-hydraulic-cylinders-and-how-it-then-destroys-them#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 18 May 2014 22:49:00 +0000 26931 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com