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?
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.
Every professionally-designed hydraulic system in use today started life as either a CAD digital or paper schematic – a technical drawing. A hydraulic technical drawing is a visual roadmap of the system layout, detailing hydraulic flow, inputs, outputs, and moving parts, alongside any motors or electromechanical components.
If you have spare hydraulic cylinders that you need to store, it’s important that they remain in optimum condition and don’t deteriorate over time. Failing to prepare the cylinders correctly for storage, or storing them in inappropriate conditions, can be an expensive mistake; they may not function properly later and will probably need to be replaced.
If your business relies on hydraulic systems, you’ll understand that time is of the essence. Unforeseen and sudden equipment failures cause significant disruption to production lines. At the same time, leaks from hydraulic hoses are both time-consuming to remedy, and dangerous, due to the sudden release of hot liquids.
Every powered hydraulic machine generates ambient heat. Heat dissipates throughout the system, creating a broadly equivalent level temperature. It’s both a benefit and a hazard to engineers and designers working with volatile, sensitive mechanical systems. While the wasted thermal energy from moving hydraulics helps prevent freezing, rusting, and jams, hydraulic warmth also needs to be safely and quickly dissipated away when the machine’s fluid loop is deactivated.
One of the trickiest challenges when building hydraulics is overcoming compatibility. With a vast range of manufacturers and components on the market, fitting everything together to make the working, airtight hydraulic loop you want can be a design challenge.
Hydraulic systems use pressurised fluid to operate arms and pistons with extraordinary strength. While that’s great for industry and manufacturing, we shouldn’t forget their many other uses, too. One often-overlooked application is as a driving force for industrial-strength motors.
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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Choosing the correct compression fittings for hydraulic systems is essential to ensure the quality of the seal, maintain optimum hose pressure, and reduce the possibility of torqueing. Incorrect, poorly fitted, or malfunctioning compression fittings pose a severe risk of injury. Despite their tiny size, compression fittings play a vital role in ensuring fluid transmission takes place safely, without the risk of hoses or tubes becoming detached.
With a wide variety of hydraulic compression fittings from which to choose, it’s important to have confidence that you’ve selected the correct components for your system, so consider the key points in this article before making your decision. Continue reading “How To Choose The Best Compression Fittings”