Contamination while replacing a hydraulic hose is a significant concern, as an ingress of contaminants can impair the performance of your hydraulic system, leading to inefficiency, increased wear and tear, and even potential system failure. Contaminants can enter a hydraulic system in various ways during hose replacement, and are often introduced through the hose ends during cutting or assembly, and they may also enter while the system is open during hose replacement.
Hydraulic hoses are the blood vessels and arteries of hydraulic systems, transferring the pressurised fluid from one device to another within a system, and conveying the energy required to operate complex machinery and industrial applications. For hydraulic design engineers, therefore, specifying the right type of hydraulic hose is crucial to sustaining the proper functioning of the system and preventing any damage due to incorrect hose selection. In this article, we’ll look at the main commercially available hydraulic hose types, with suggested applications.
All hydraulic fluid power systems, no matter how diverse, rest on five fundamental operating principles. To develop a versatile and efficient means of transmitting power, therefore, it is essential that any hydraulic system design accommodates these principles within the design, maintenance, and troubleshooting stages.
Hydraulic systems have been widely used in industrial and power generation applications for decades, proving to deliver exceptional and reliable power transmission mechanisms, precise control, and versatile operation. Hydraulic solutions are mainstays in the fields of automotive manufacturing, aerospace, construction, and civil engineering, and in recent years their role in renewable energy generation is also growing, presenting promising opportunities for fluid power solutions in a broader range of applications.
Hydraulic pumps play a central role in a wide range of industrial applications, from construction plant to heavy machinery and production equipment, so it is essential to keep pumps in optimal condition in order to avoid unscheduled downtime. One of the best ways to avoid unnecessary performance issues is to specify high quality components in your hydraulic systems, but beyond this, the performance and longevity of hydraulic pumps largely depends on how well they are maintained. In this article, we’ll look at seven essential tips to help keep your hydraulic pumps in good working shape, ensuring optimal productivity.
As urbanisation increases and the demand for sustainable living grows across the country, maintaining and improving the quality of life in cities, towns, and villages becomes a significant challenge for urban planners. Particularly in southern and central England, where densely populated conurbations are experiencing rapid change and expansion of their residential housing base, it is essential to address the complexities of urban development and environmental management.
Hydraulic systems have a long and rich history in commercial applications, stretching from ancient Egypt to the present day by means of mediaeval Syria and 18th century London. One of the great things about being an engineer in this field is the way it continually reinvents itself to adapt to changing demands, incorporating the best of leading-edge technologies and processes to deliver greater safety, efficiency, and productivity.
Recent innovations in the fluid power sector have led to significant improvements in pneumatic system design, efficiency, and safety, with technological features such as smart pneumatics and variable speed drive compressors changing the design landscape for many industrial applications. So, what are the key considerations to bear in mind now when designing a pneumatic system?
Compact hydraulic power units are at the forefront of many industrial hydraulic applications due to their high performance and energy efficiency. These small, self-contained systems generate fluid flow to provide power to various hydraulic systems, and each compact power unit typically includes a motor, a hydraulic fluid reservoir, and an integrated pump, all designed in a compact form for space efficiency and portability.
Hydraulic pumps are the lifeblood of many industrial applications and production lines, without which, the operation can come to a grinding halt. But the signs of an impending hydraulic pump failure can be subtle and hard to detect, which is why it’s important for engineers and technicians to be aware of the warning signs that could indicate a hydraulic pump is about to fail. Let’s look at four of these warning signs that could help you identify potential issues with your hydraulic pump before it fails completely: