Establishing and monitoring the operating parameters of a hydraulic system is vital to check whether it is within the specified tolerance range, or to discover the reasons for a malfunction. In hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, a manometer or pressure gauge is used to calculate the pressure in fluids, which determines the pressure difference between the fluid and the local atmospheric pressure.
Hydraulic hoses are high-performance products and therefore require careful handling to extend their lifespan and ensure any issues are detected early. Since they have to withstand high pressure and form part of an often complicated system, there are various sources of danger when dealing with them, and which must be handled with particular care.
If you use machinery that relies on compressed air to work, you should keep a careful lookout for common pneumatic faults. As compressed air systems rely on exact tuning and a tight enclosure to work correctly, secondary issues often end up damaging or breaking the entire system.
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Since its patent in 1930, fibreglass has established itself as a major component in several industries, such as buildings and infrastructure, transport, electricity and electronics, and industrial equipment. Fibreglass owes its impressive success to many advantages over other materials: a competitive price, remarkable lightness, flame retardant properties and excellent ecological performance. This component has definitely found its place in the construction world, as it is now used to manufacture various reinforced composite materials. In fact, fibreglass is everywhere around us.
Topping up the hydraulic reservoir is a vital piece of routine maintenance, because – if it is not done correctly – the ramifications are severe. A sure sign of a leaking system is one that requires make-up fluid regularly. Identifying where the system is leaking and repairing it is essential, to ensure that the system runs smoothly.
Generally speaking, hydraulic oil pollutants are classed as substances that prevent the fluid from working properly. Air is one such substance, so when it finds its way into the oil, remedial action is needed to keep the fluid and other parts of the hydraulic system protected.
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The UK lockdown to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the hydraulic and pneumatics industry as much as any other. Nevertheless, there are some great, positive news stories breaking through in the world of hydraulics despite all the gloom elsewhere during the pandemic.
Here are our favorite uplifting stories about engineering, hydraulics, and pneumatics from the past few months.
Despite having been around for centuries, Hydraulic engineering is still dynamically evolving. Innovations and improvements emerge all the time. New products make hydraulic equipment smarter, smoother, and more powerful. The rise of digital technology and automation is changing the way industrial hydraulics work rapidly, too.
Here are the three emergent hydraulic trends that we’re most excited about this year.
Identifying a flange is one of the challenges anyone dealing with hydraulic systems faces. The importance of these parts is often overlooked. However, their reliability is vital to the system’s integrity.
In order to find the right flange for your system, you need to identify it. The process is much more complicated than wielding a measuring tape. You need to consider the following factors during the identification process: