Maintenance http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6761/more en 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 Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 10: Sequence Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-10-sequence-valves <div class="node-body blog-body">Sequence valves control fluid flow to primary and secondary circuits and perform two functions. First, they program the order (sequence) in which certain actions take place. Second, they maintain a minimum predetermined pressure in a system’s primary line while preset events occur in the secondary circuit.</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-10-sequence-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-10-sequence-valves#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:05:00 +0000 23581 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 9: Relief Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-9-relief-valves <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When a hydraulic system has problems, it is common practice to first look at the pump. The pump is arguably the heart of almost every hydraulic system and, as such, has traditionally been blamed for almost every operating problem. Obviously this cannot be true, but when preliminary troubleshooting analysis focuses on the pump, a series of steps can pinpoint the specific problem and lead to the cure.</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/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-9-relief-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-9-relief-valves#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:05:00 +0000 23281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: ABS testing setup needed low pressure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/troubleshooting-challenge-abs-testing-setup-needed-low-pressure-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p> A supplier of anti-lock braking system (ABS) control modules was competing for a contract to supply the braking system for a newly designed hybrid vehicle. The vehicle manufacturer specified that the new design had to be cycle tested at several different pressures. This was a normal specification, but one of the test pressures had to be only 15 psi, with a tolerance of &plusmn;1 psi.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/troubleshooting-challenge-abs-testing-setup-needed-low-pressure-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/troubleshooting-challenge-abs-testing-setup-needed-low-pressure-0#comments Maintenance Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:57:00 +0000 24151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Energy Savings from Synchronous Belt Drives http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/energy-savings-synchronous-belt-drives <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On average, synchronous belt drives are 5% more efficient than V-belt drives, eliminating excess energy consumption. They also significantly</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/energy-savings-synchronous-belt-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/energy-savings-synchronous-belt-drives#comments White Papers Maintenance Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:32:00 +0000 23001 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com