Maintenance http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6761/more en Dissimilar Metal Corrosion and Electrolysis in Water-Based Hydraulic Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/dissimilar-metal-corrosion-and-electrolysis-water-based-hydraulic-systems <div class="field-byline"> Russell Rochambeau, Valin Corp </div> <div class="field-deck"> Join two dissimilar metals, add a little water, and you have set up a circuit that can lead to some serious corrosion. Understanding terminology like electrolysis and galvanic reaction can help you identify and avoid problems that can occur anywhere—not just in hydraulic systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Join two dissimilar metals, add a little water, and you have set up a circuit that can lead to some serious corrosion. Understanding terminology like electrolysis and galvanic reaction can help you identify and avoid problems that can occur anywhere—not just in hydraulic systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/dissimilar-metal-corrosion-and-electrolysis-water-based-hydraulic-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/dissimilar-metal-corrosion-and-electrolysis-water-based-hydraulic-systems#comments Maintenance Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:21:00 +0000 36441 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Avoid 'Dieseling' In Hydraulic Cylinders http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-avoid-dieseling-hydraulic-cylinders <div class="node-body blog-body">I was recently engaged by a client to conduct failure analysis on a large (and expensive) hydraulic cylinder off an excavator. This hydraulic cylinder had been changed-out due to leaking rod seals after achieving only half of its expected service life. Inspection revealed that apart from the rod seals, which had failed as a result of 'dieseling', the other parts of the hydraulic cylinder were in serviceable condition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-avoid-dieseling-hydraulic-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-avoid-dieseling-hydraulic-cylinders#comments Maintenance Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulics At Work Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:58:00 +0000 35161 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Multimeter Goes Wireless http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/hydraulic-multimeter-goes-wireless <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Just as electrical technicians use multimeters to analyze electric circuits and diagnose problems, hydraulic technicians have had hydraulic multimeters at their disposal to read pressure, flow, and other important parameters. Webtec, Milwaukee, has offered its Digital Hydraulic Multimeter (DHM) to measure flow, pressure, peak pressure, temperature, power, and even volumetric efficiency.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/hydraulic-multimeter-goes-wireless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/hydraulic-multimeter-goes-wireless#comments Maintenance Controls & Instrumentation Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:16:00 +0000 34701 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 2015 Engineering Salary Survey: Compensation Is Just the Beginning http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/salarysurvey <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly 1,700 members of the fluid power industry participated in the Hydraulics & Pneumatics Salary Survey. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/salarysurvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/salarysurvey#comments Maintenance Other Technologies Other Industries Other Components Community Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000 34451 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The Perils of Do-It-Yourself Tagout http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perils-do-it-yourself-tagout <div class="node-body blog-body">Lockout/tagout is a term most plant and maintenance people are familiar with. Nothing is foolproof, but these procedures have certainly prevented thousands of accidents through the years. </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/perils-do-it-yourself-tagout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perils-do-it-yourself-tagout#comments Maintenance The Hitch Post Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:28:00 +0000 34601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com What You Don’t Know Can Kill You—or Someone Else! http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you-or-someone-else <div class="node-body blog-body">This simplicity of hydraulics can be a problem because people with no professional training can—and often do—work on hydraulic systems. They may develop a false sense of confidence after replacing a valve, pump, or other component without incident. </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/what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you-or-someone-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you-or-someone-else#comments Maintenance The Hitch Post Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:26:00 +0000 34091 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Thread Identification Kit for Fittings http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/thread-identification-kit-fittings <div class="node-body article-body"><p>International thread identification kit is used for determining male and female thread dimensions. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/thread-identification-kit-fittings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/thread-identification-kit-fittings#comments Maintenance Fittings & Couplings Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:48:00 +0000 33981 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Preventive Maintenance is a Wise Investment http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/design-faqs/preventive-maintenance-wise-investment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Hawe Hydraulik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lack of proper maintenance is the leading cause of hydraulic component and system failure. However, practicing preventive maintenance (PM) can reduce machine downtime and increase...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/design-faqs/preventive-maintenance-wise-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/design-faqs/preventive-maintenance-wise-investment#comments Design FAQs Maintenance Hydraulics Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:27:00 +0000 33841 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 6 Reasons to Validate Your Lockout/Tagout Procedure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/6-reasons-validate-your-lockouttagout-procedure <div class="node-body article-body">When devising a Lockout/Tagout program, it is better to be safe than sorry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/6-reasons-validate-your-lockouttagout-procedure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/6-reasons-validate-your-lockouttagout-procedure#comments Maintenance Learning Resources Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:15:00 +0000 33831 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Photo courtesy of Thinkstock Cavitation or Aeration? You Can Hear the Difference! http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/cavitation-or-aeration-you-can-hear-difference <div class="field-byline"> Jack Weeks, GPM Hydraulic Consulting </div> <div class="field-deck"> Many maintenance technicians confuse cavitation and aeration. Although the two conditions have similar symptoms, their causes are entirely different. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many maintenance technicians confuse cavitation and aeration. Although the two conditions have similar symptoms, their causes are entirely different.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/cavitation-or-aeration-you-can-hear-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/cavitation-or-aeration-you-can-hear-difference#comments Maintenance Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:42:00 +0000 33641 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com