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  • Nov 22, 2014
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    A Look at Hydraulic Hose Failures

    We regularly look at what types of articles draw the most visitors on our websites. One of the biggies is maintenance. What'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&P many of the problems and their solutions are still the same....More
  • Jul 25, 2014
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    Learning from troubleshooting

    If you like our monthly Troubleshooting Challenge, you should love this....More
  • Nov 10, 2013
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    How to troubleshoot hydraulics using an infrared heat detector

    You can use an infrared heat detecting gun to troubleshoot a hydraulic system....More
  • Oct 4, 2013
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    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 12: System Test for Flow-control Valves

    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....More
  • Sep 25, 2013
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    Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 11: Pressure-reducing Valves

    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....More
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