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Aug 24, 2014
The 'Holy Grail' of All Hydraulics Skills?
The increasing complexity of today's hydraulic equipment means there's a lot to know about proactive maintenance if optimum reliability is to be....
Aug 17, 2014
BAD: Designed-In Inefficiency - If You Want To Minimize Life-Of-Machine Ownership Costs
In a previous blog post, I talked about the importance of reliability and how it affects life-of-machine ownership cost (LOMOC). But to minimize....
Aug 11, 2014
One Simple Way to Reduce Hydraulic Equipment Operating Costs
In the current trend of increasing energy costs, which appears to be underpinned by big-picture issues such as peak oil and carbon emission reduction....
Aug 03, 2014
Climate Change And What It Means For YOUR Hydraulic Equipment
The apparent trend towards wider extremes in temperature has implications for anyone who designs, operates or services hydraulic equipment: the real....
Jul 27, 2014
How To Monitor A Hydraulic Machine’s ‘Vital Signs'
What is your hydraulic machine's normal operating pressure? And normal operating temperature? Can you answer these two basic questions about the '....
Jul 21, 2014
5 Things You Must Tell Your Hydraulic Equipment Supplier (OR 5 questions to ask your customer if you're a hydraulic designer!)
When sourcing a piece of hydraulic equipment, there are five things about the environment the machine will operate in, that you should always....
Jul 13, 2014
How To Know WHEN To Change Your Hydraulic Filters
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....
Jul 05, 2014
The #1 Hydraulic Troubleshooting Tool You Can't Do Without
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....
Jun 29, 2014
3 BIG Problems Caused By Hot-Running Hydraulics
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....
Jun 22, 2014
How NOT To Make Your Hydraulic Repairer Or Supplier Rich
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....
Jun 15, 2014
How To Prevent Hydraulic Failures Resulting From Ignorance Or Omission
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....
Jun 08, 2014
Why Filters are Dangerous in Hydraulic Pump and Motor Drain Lines
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....
Jun 01, 2014
The Truth About Hydraulic Suction Strainers
Given that particle contamination of hydraulic oil reduces the service life of hydraulic components, it would seem logical that a hydraulic system....
May 18, 2014
2 Ways Air Gets Into Hydraulic Cylinders... And How It Then Destroys Them!
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 '....
May 11, 2014
4 Ways to Make Your Hydraulic Oil Last Longer
Unless you're the owner of a lot of poorly maintained (read: leaky) hydraulic equipment, the price of gas and diesel is likely hurting your wallet....
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Brendan Casey is a war-weary and battle-scarred veteran of the hydraulics industry.
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