Maintenance http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6761/more en A Look at Hydraulic Hose Failures http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/look-hydraulic-hose-failures <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We regularly look at what types of articles draw the most visitors on our websites. One of the biggies is maintenance. What&#39;s interesting about maintenance of hydrauli systems is that even though many of the tools and instruments have changed dramatically during my 25+ years on H&amp;P many of the problems and their solutions are still the same.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/look-hydraulic-hose-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/look-hydraulic-hose-failures#comments Maintenance Hose & Tubing The Hitch Post Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:40:00 +0000 29841 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Learning from troubleshooting http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting <div class="node-body blog-body">If you like our monthly Troubleshooting Challenge, you should love this.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27921 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Flow dividers keep breaking http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/troubleshooting-challenge-flow-dividers-keep-breaking <div class="node-body article-body">An older four-post vertical press with a 6-ft daylight opening was designed with one cylinder on each corner of its platen. The cylinders extended to close the press and retracted to open. To keep the platen somewhat square and parallel with the press’s bed plate, a four-section gear-type flow divider was used to feed the cap end of the four cylinders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/troubleshooting-challenge-flow-dividers-keep-breaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/troubleshooting-challenge-flow-dividers-keep-breaking#comments Maintenance Fri, 16 May 2014 16:28:00 +0000 26891 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraquip announces new Service and Repair Director http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hydraquip-announces-new-service-and-repair-director <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hydraquip, an employee-owned company headquarted in Houston, and a subsidiary of Employee Owned Holdings, Inc., welcomed Will Peska as its new Service and Repair Director on May 5. Peska comes to Hydraquip with more than 13 years of experience in the fluid power industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hydraquip-announces-new-service-and-repair-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hydraquip-announces-new-service-and-repair-director#comments Maintenance News Thu, 08 May 2014 19:41:00 +0000 26751 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic System Flushing Procedures http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/hydraulic-system-flushing-procedures <div class="field-byline"> Patrick Jones, P. E. </div> <div class="field-deck"> During flushing procedures, fluid velocity is critical to successful removal of manufacturing and installation debris from hydraulic systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Tolerances that exist in today&rsquo;s high-pressure hydraulic systems demand tight control of system contamination. Contamination that is built into systems during manufacture and assembly must be removed before start-up to insure proper and predictable system performance throughout its service life.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/hydraulic-system-flushing-procedures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/hydraulic-system-flushing-procedures#comments Maintenance Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:17:00 +0000 25631 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Cylinder failures on a pipe-fabrication machine http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/cylinder-failures-pipe-fabrication-machine <div class="node-body article-body">A company that fabricates oil-field pipes starts with flat steel, rolls it into a round tubular shape, and simultaneously welds the inside and outside surfaces of the joined ends. Tooling removes excess weld material, creating a round pipe that actually looks like seamless pipe. A cutoff station then cuts the pipe coming off the production line to 21-ft lengths.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/cylinder-failures-pipe-fabrication-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/cylinder-failures-pipe-fabrication-machine#comments Maintenance Cylinders & Actuators Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:28:00 +0000 25351 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How to troubleshoot hydraulics using an infrared heat detector http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-troubleshoot-hydraulics-using-infrared-heat-detector <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> You can use an infrared heat detecting gun to troubleshoot a hydraulic system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-troubleshoot-hydraulics-using-infrared-heat-detector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-troubleshoot-hydraulics-using-infrared-heat-detector#comments Maintenance The Hitch Post Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:29:00 +0000 24221 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 12: System Test for Flow-control Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-12-system-test-flow-control-valves <div class="node-body blog-body">Pressure-compensated flow control valves maintain a constant fluid flow through a variable orifice in the valve. The valve’s compensator spool will move toward an open or closed position in response to work-load changes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-12-system-test-flow-control-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-12-system-test-flow-control-valves#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:05:00 +0000 23801 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 11: Pressure-reducing Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-11-pressure-reducing-valves <div class="node-body blog-body">Pressure-reducing valves are normally open, 2-way valves that allow system pressure fluid to flow through them until a set pressure is reached downstream. They then shift to throttle flow into the branch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-11-pressure-reducing-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-11-pressure-reducing-valves#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:05:00 +0000 23681 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com LubeCoach shortens lubrication process http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/lubecoach-shortens-lubrication-process <div class="node-body article-body">LubeCoach can help assign the correct volume and frequency to grease-lubricated element bearings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/lubecoach-shortens-lubrication-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/lubecoach-shortens-lubrication-process#comments Maintenance Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:31:00 +0000 23591 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com