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  • Sep 10, 2013
    Article

    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 9: Relief Valves

    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....More
  • Aug 25, 2013
    Article

    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 8: System Tests for Piston Pumps

    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....More
  • Aug 14, 2013
    Article

    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 7: System Test for Gear and Vane Pumps

    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....More
  • Aug 6, 2013
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    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 6: Leakage Reduction

    Eliminating – or at least reducing – leakage should be a cooperative project between a company’s management and its maintenance department....More
  • Jul 30, 2013
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    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 5: Excessive Vibration

    It is always important to remember that a hydraulic system consists of many mechanical components. Mechanical components are subject to mechanical problems. Vibration is a case in point....More
  • Jul 25, 2013
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    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 4: Fault, Cause & Remedy

    Richard J. Mitchell wrote a series of 12 articles  describing a systematic approach to diagnosing malfunctions in hydraulic systems. Hydraulics & Pneumatics published this series in every other issue beginning in February 1989 and ending in December 1990. Here is Chapter 4: Fault, Cause, Remedy....More
  • Jul 14, 2013
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    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 3: Use Your Senses to Begin Troubleshooting

    Richard J. Mitchell wrote a series of 12 articles  describing a systematic approach to diagnosing malfunctions in hydraulic systems.Hydraulics & Pneumatics published this series in every other issue beginning in February 1989 and ending in December 1990. Here is Chapter 3: Use your senses to begin the troubleshooting process....More
  • Jul 7, 2013
    Article

    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 2: Identify Malfunctions

    The troubleshooting process must follow a logical sequence. This rule cannot be overemphasized....More
  • Jun 30, 2013
    blog

    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 1

    Richard J. Mitchell wrote a series of 12 articles that describe a systematic approach to diagnosing malfunctions with hydraulic systems. I reproduce each chapter in successive posts in this blog....More
  • Jun 17, 2013
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    Don't try this at home. . . or anywhere else!

    Don’t try this at home. . . or anywhere else Sometimes you must be resourceful when facing a challenging task, but not at the expense of safety....More
  • Jun 14, 2013
    blog

    Webinar on implementing ultrasound technology

    This Wednesday, June 19th UE Systems Inc. is hosting a webinar on the ultrasound program implemented at Novozymes. ...More
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