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Most Recent Blog Posts
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....
Sep 22, 2014
The Pressure-Flow Conundrum And What It Means For Hydraulic Machine Reliability
Higher pressures mean higher force and torque is available from smaller components. And because the components are smaller in displacement, higher....
Sep 15, 2014
The Hydraulic Fluid's Best Friend?
Regardless of whether the hydraulic fluid you use is a synthetic, high VI, ashless, zinc-free, multigrade or monograde -- or any other of the many....
Sep 08, 2014
How To Eliminate Hydraulic Problems: Engineer Them Out
It's always a good idea to engineer out potential problems if you can. If you don't use an oil to water heat exchanger, cooling water can never....
Sep 02, 2014
The Inherent Value Of Hydraulic Circuit Diagrams
In the hydraulics world, the ability to read a schematic diagram and the ability to troubleshoot effectively are often considered to go together, '....
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....
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Brendan Casey is a war-weary and battle-scarred veteran of the hydraulics industry.
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