Bosch Rexroth restated the importance of choosing correctly rated hydraulic fluids to optimise performance and safety in mobile applications.
A hydraulic cylinder is at its most efficient when 100 percent of the available hydraulic pressure is applied to the surface of the piston.
A hydraulic cylinder piston rod has a dual function: it transmits the force generated by the fluid acting against the piston, and it guides the direction in which that force is applied.
Cylinder body and end caps The cylinder body and end caps together contain the full hydraulic pressure created by both the hydraulic system and the load under dynamic conditions.
Seal replacement In the face of continually increasing pressure to keep manufacturing costs low in the face of both stiff competition and challenging economic times, equipment operators may choose to replace individual components rather than the complete cylinder.
Is your cylinder cushioning progressive? The load attached to an unregulated cylinder stops abruptly when it meets a physical obstacle or when the piston in the cylinder reaches the end of its travel. The resulting shock is transmitted to the machine and/or cylinder, often with considerable force and noise.
Second in a seven part series of useful tips for hydraulic engineers and maintenance professionals
The first of a seven part series by Andrew Delaney offering useful tips for hydraulic engineers and hydraulics maintenance professionals.
Andrew Delaney kicks off our new hydraulics blog with this short tutorial on the deleterious effects of contaminated fluids in hydraulic cylinders.