How Do FESTO Solenoid Valves React to Test Pulses?

If you operate a FESTO electromechanical solenoid valve as any part of a hydraulic or fluid control system, setting up a regular testing schedule is essential. Electrical test pulses ensure the internal magnetic mechanism still performs to the excellent standard expected. Here’s how it works:

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What’s The Best Lubricant For Agricultural Hydraulic Machinery?

Choosing the right engine oil for your car is well-known to be a confusing business, with a seemingly endless array of oil types, viscosities, and ingredients to consider.

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How To Design An Efficient Hydraulic System

Hydraulic systems combine physics with technology. Finding the perfect blend results in machinery that is powerful and efficient. The basic mechanics underpinning a hydraulic system are easy to understand, but creating an optimised result requires experience. Here’s a quick overview:

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Why Size Matters With Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

Any modern hydraulic system more complicated than a simple push-and-return piston relies on hydraulic hoses to work. Hoses are made up of a rubber interior and exterior with a flexible metal framework, allowing for the transfer of hydraulic fluid (oil) from one point to another in the loop.

 

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The Back-to-Front Approach to Hydraulic Maintenance

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.

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4 Signs Your Hydraulic Pump Pilot Device Is Faulty

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.

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What Should I Look for in a Replacement Hydraulic Pump?

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?”

What’s Wrong With My Hydraulic Directional Flow Valve? A Troubleshooting Guide

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.

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How To Save Money With The Right Hydraulic Pump

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?

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Why Is My Hydraulic Pump Running Slowly?

A slow running or underperforming pump is a frustrating problem as it prevents the hydraulic system from operating at capacity or with sufficient power. Identifying the cause can causes extensive system downtime, as there are various reasons why a hydraulic pump may operate sluggishly.

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