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Most Recent Blog Posts
Jan 19, 2015
How Little Leaks Keep Hydraulic Equipment Users Poor
It's now more important than ever to ensure that every dollar spent on operating and maintaining hydraulic equipment is a dollar well spent....
Jan 12, 2015
Hydraulic Oil Contamination: How Its 'Cure' Can Be Worse Than The Disease
Given that removing contaminants from the oil to extend hydraulic component life is the primary objective of filtration, it is a paradox for filters....
Jan 05, 2015
From The Go-To Guy Chronicles: Un-common Sense and The Spectator Mentality
Last week I had cause to study a machine's technical manual. I'm not sure whether it was lack of care in the original authorship or in the....
Dec 15, 2014
The Importance of Making A List... And Checking It Twice
In a recent accident investigation I was involved in, a man was riding unrestrained on the forks of a forklift. While at height, the forks dropped....
Dec 08, 2014
From the Guy-To-Guy's Creed: You Can't Break What's Already Broken
Queensland is a huge and relatively sparsely populated state. A broken down grader is stuck in the middle of nowhere. Nearest town 200 miles away....
Dec 01, 2014
A Simple Way To Avoid 'Infant Mortality' Of Hydraulic Components
A new client, a hydraulic repairer, consulted me about the failure of one of their piston pump rebuilds. The pump was not installed by them, but when....
Nov 24, 2014
The RIGHT Way To Do Offline Filtration On Hydraulic Systems
Water or particulate contamination doesn't normally necessitate a hydraulic oil change. These contaminants can be filtered out. But offline....
Nov 17, 2014
How to Avoid Hydraulic Accumulator Failure
There are a couple of things which should be checked when a bladder or diaphragm accumulator fails. The first is compression ratio. If the bladder or....
Nov 10, 2014
Hydraulic Equipment Reliability: Who's Responsible?
In many respects the conflict between machine maker and machine owner is a classic duality - similar to that which exits between labor and capital:....
Nov 03, 2014
The Difference Between A Quick Fix And A Band-Aid Solution
Last week I had a conversation with an old client who's been having a long-running battle with the manufacturer of a hydraulic machine he bought 3-....
Oct 27, 2014
Hydraulic Conductor Face Off: Hose vs Tube
What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of failure - and....
Oct 20, 2014
Who DO you trust with YOUR hydraulic machine?
"I'm an owner/operator of a small concrete pumping business. We have 12 years experience operating concrete pumps but limited knowledge of hydraulics....
Oct 13, 2014
Is YOUR Hydraulic Machine A 'Leaker'?
According to an article by hose manufacturer Gates, it is estimated that 370 million liters of oil leak from hydraulic equipment each year. This is a....
Oct 06, 2014
How to Heat Hydraulic Oil - Without 'Cracking' It
A recent client was carrying out major service work on an industrial hydraulic power unit. While cleaning out the hydraulic tank his technicians....
Sep 29, 2014
The Key to Understanding - And Troubleshooting - Hydraulic Cylinder Drift
A simulation video which explains what happens when the piston-seal on a double-acting hydraulic cylinder leaks, and it becomes a displacement....
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Brendan Casey is a war-weary and battle-scarred veteran of the hydraulics industry.
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