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How To Improve Safety Standards When Automating Pneumatic Applications

Poorly designed pneumatic automation systems can be dangerous. Backfires, free hoses, accidental starts, ‘whipping’, and sudden part ejections all risk irreversibly damaging valuable machinery and posing a safety risk to operators.

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Gates Hoses: 4 Advantages Of The Gates Integrated System Approach

Being able to manufacture your own hose assemblies is crucial for a highly functioning, safe, and profitable workplace. The Gates self-assembly system offers enhanced flexibility and versatility, reducing costly hydraulic machinery downtime, alleviating health risks to personnel, and extending your servicing capabilities. Cost savings follow, as your hydraulic equipment achieves higher levels of productivity and reliability, and maintenance is less frequent and time-consuming.

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How To Choose The Right Gates Crimping Machine

Selecting the right crimping machine for your workshop is a decision that you cannot afford to get wrong. Accurate crimping is essential, not only for the efficient operation of hydraulic machinery and the prevention of costly downtime, but also for the safety of personnel. The extremely high-pressure level in hydraulics systems increase the risk of a hose detachment, which could cause the sudden and uncontrolled release of hot liquids, causing serious or life-changing injuries to machine operatives and bringing your production line to an immediate halt.

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5 Causes Of Premature Hydraulic Pump Failure And The Importance Of Regular Preventative Maintenance

Premature hydraulic pump failure can be caused by various factors, some of which are unique to certain applications. To help prevent pump failures and ensure efficient system operation, it is essential to understand the root causes of premature failure. Read on as we explore some of the most common causes. We’ll also offer some tips on how you can avoid these problems to prolong the life of your hydraulic pump and prevent unscheduled downtime, minimise repair costs and maximise service life.

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5 Design Limitations All Fluid Process Engineers Should Be Aware Of

Fluid process engineers are routinely called on to solve problems and design systems that can handle a wide range of operating conditions. These challenges mean that design engineers need to be aware of certain design limitations that can affect the ability by system to meet these requirements. Read on as we explore some of the most common design limitations for hydraulic and pneumatic systems and how best to work around them.

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How To Get The Best ROI From Your Fluid Power Systems – Balancing Investment With Lifetime Cost Of Ownership

Although the upfront cost of a new fluid power system may seem high, the key question for design engineers is whether the cost will be worth it in the long run. This frequently comes down to balancing upfront investment with the lifetime cost of ownership to calculate the optimum return on investment (ROI) from the application. In fact, businesses that invest in high quality fluid management systems can expect to see their ROI increase over time as they reap savings on maintenance and repairs.

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How To Avoid Overheating In Hydraulic Systems

If you’re an engineer responsible for hydraulic systems, you know how important it is to keep them running an acceptable temperature and to take steps to avoid overheating. Overheating can cause catastrophic systemic failures if left unaddressed. In this article, we discuss some of the most common causes of overheating and provide tips on avoiding or resolving the problems. We’ll also explore some best practices for cooling hydraulic systems effectively.

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4 Benefits Of Protective Wrapping For Hydraulic Hoses

As an engineer, you’re always looking for ways to improve safety and efficiency in your hydraulic systems. One way to achieve this is by using protective wrapping for your hydraulic hoses. Protective wrapping can help preserve the life of your hoses while also preventing potential fluid leaks and accidents. Read on as we discuss the four main benefits of using protective wraps on your hydraulic hoses.

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What Valves Control Pressure In Hydraulic Systems?

Several different valves are used to control and regulate pressure in hydraulic systems. By understanding how these valves function, you can better troubleshoot problems and make informed decisions about system upgrades and modifications. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of valves and explain how they work.

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The 5 Core Parts You Need To Build A Hydraulic System

All hydraulic systems, from the most complex to the most basic, depend on a small number of core parts that they share in common. By understanding and utilising these ‘building block’ components, design engineers can customise their hydraulic devices to undertake a very wide range of tasks and applications. Read on to find out more about these essential components.

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