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Jan 02, 2017

Why Accurate Failure Analysis Is VERY Important

As every hydraulics end-user who's been around for a while knows, hydraulic component manufacturers are notorious for the smoke and mirrors they use....More
Dec 19, 2016

Hydraulic Troubleshooting: Start With The Basics

In any troubleshooting situation, no matter how simple or complex the hydraulic system, always start with the basics. This ensures that the obvious....More
Dec 12, 2016

2 Good Reasons To SCHEDULE Hydraulic Pump Change-Outs

A manufacturing company recently hired me to check the performance of four hydraulic pumps operating a large hydraulic press. The hydraulic pumps had....More
Dec 05, 2016

Hydrostatic Transmissions: Making Sense Of Case Drain Flow - Part 3

In response to my previous posts on hydrostatic transmissions, some members were still confused about the influence of the charge pump when....More
Nov 21, 2016

NEW APP For Hydraulic Troubleshooting

Announcing a new App for your smartphone or tablet that helps you avoid troubleshooting mistakes and get the correct diagnosis in the shortest....More
Nov 14, 2016

Bio-Based Hydraulic Fluid: Its Application And Use

A client was tendering on an earthmoving project located in environmentally sensitive wetland. A condition of the contract was that the hydraulic....More
Nov 07, 2016

Hydraulic Troubleshooting Success Principle #3: Check The Easy Things First

Checking and eliminating the easy things first is troubleshooting principle #3. And not sticking to this principle can prolong the agony when....More
Oct 31, 2016

The Anatomy Of A Hydraulic Maintenance Failure

I recently conducted failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300 kilowatt (400HP) hydrostatic transmission. The hydraulic system was running a....More
Oct 24, 2016

How To Consolidate Your Hydraulic Oil Inventory

How many different types of hydraulic oil are taking up space in your oil store? If there's more than one you're not alone. I often get questions....More
Oct 17, 2016

Hydrostatic Transmissions: Making Sense Of Case Drain Flow - Part 2

In a previous post on hydrostatic transmissions, I outlined the theory and technique for using case drain flow to determine the condition of a....More
Oct 10, 2016

How To Add Hydraulic Oil - Without The Dirt

Hydraulic fluid straight from the drum, has a typical cleanliness level of ISO 4406 23/21/18. A 25 GPM pump operating continuously in hydraulic oil....More
Oct 03, 2016

The Hydraulic MAINTENANCE Imperative

It's not realistic to expect (as many equipment owners do) to run a hydraulic machine for 10,000 hours, without checking anything more than the fluid....More
Sep 26, 2016

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Hydraulic Oil

When it comes to hydraulic fluid, it's not possible to make one, definitive recommendation that covers all types of hydraulic equipment in all....More
Sep 20, 2016

Hydraulic Equipment Reliability: Begin With The End In Mind, Part II

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the advantages of defining your maintenance and reliability objectives for a piece of hydraulic equipment....More
Sep 12, 2016

Hydraulic Equipment Reliability: Begin With The End In Mind

The best time to carry out a maintenance and reliability audit on a piece of hydraulic equipment is BEFORE you buy it. By starting with the end in....More
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