Whether you’re looking to design and set up a new, bespoke hydraulic system from scratch or purchase an off-the-shelf model, it’s worth considering the ‘working backwards’ approach to proactive maintenance. By creating a plan that highlights critical areas of strain on the machinery, strenuous and wearing tasks, and sources of abrasion and corrosion ahead of time, you can match protective measures and preventative repairs to your system’s needs.
High-pressure pneumatic loops periodically need to return some of their pressurised air to the atmosphere to stay balanced. Whether they’re lifting, pushing, or holding, pneumatic exhausts and outlets help keep the internal psi levels in valves, cylinders, and pipelines stable and safe.
If you work with pneumatics, the chances are that you will recognise the famous Festo brand. Known for its high-quality solutions, Festo is a trailblazer in pneumatic circuit design. Hydrastar has worked in partnership with Festo for over 25 years, and strongly endorses the service of this crucial company. Here is an updated profile:
Pilot devices offer an extremely precise way of manually controlling a hydraulic pump and are often chosen instead of computer control kits or automated solutions. Like many components, however, malfunctions may occur, so being able to spot the warning signs early can enable you to take prompt action to prevent serious problems.
Even with proactive maintenance and high-quality repairs, all long-running hydraulic pumps need replacing or upgrading at some point. Metal fatigue, random breakdowns, new technological advances, or sudden changes to your system, activities, or loop can all mean that you’ll suddenly find yourself in the market for a new hydraulic pump. Continue reading “What Should I Look for in a Replacement Hydraulic Pump?”
If you work with complex hydraulics or monitor their performance, scheduling regular, careful valve maintenance checks is crucial. Why? Hydraulics rely on a variable one-way fluid loop to work – much like a one-way traffic system. Without fully working directional control valves, there’s nothing to ensure pressurised liquid keeps moving, returning, and pressuring as it should.
Short cycle and changeover times, increased flexibility, and efficient use of materials are often key requirements for manufacturers keen to optimise their output and their profits.
As specialists in the design and supply of pneumatic systems, we understand the importance of reliable, durable, and future-proofed components that can withstand the extreme pressures to which they are subjected in manufacturing processes.
Air escaping from a pneumatic valve can be alarming. The consequences, at best, include reduced efficiency and, at worst, may lead to expensive damage. Diagnosing pneumatic system problems can be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a quick guide to troubleshooting!
Choosing a new pump for your hydraulic system can be confusing, with many options from which to choose, including; pump size, flow rate, hose inlet and outlet sizes. Selecting the wrong pump could lead to a poorly performing hydraulic system, premature wear of components, and endless hours to carry out repairs and upgrades while the system is out of action. So, when choosing a hydraulic pump, what are the main considerations?