January 21, 2019
Hydraulic Products Blogs
In this article we’ll be exploring the common problems that
often come with hydraulic systems and how they affect your system and its
components. It’s important that any issues with your hydraulic system are diagnosed
correctly, as any missed issues could cause you further problems in the future.
If your system has been put under extreme operation it can
sometimes overheat. The best way to avoid this issue in the first place is to
ensure the oil you’re using has the correct viscosity. You should also remember
to let the system get itself ready before performing any operations, just to
ensure all components are functioning properly.
If your machine is not performing as well as it used to you
can normally find the problem is your hydraulic system. For example, loss of
speed is often a result of poor flow rate. Poor flow rate can be a result of a
leakage in your system from either valves, pumps or actuators.
Using an incorrect hydraulic oil that doesn’t fit the
specification for your system can also lead to poor system performance, so make
sure you stick to the oil recommended by your manufacturer.
High fluid temperatures are usually a result of the system being
unable to dissipate heat correctly, leading to an increase in temperature.
Abnormally high fluid temperatures can damage seals and degrade the fluid in
your hydraulic system.
You should also be checking that the different areas of your
system are pressurised correctly, as this can also cause excess heat to be
These are just a few problems you should be looking out for in any of your hydraulic systems. For any help with your hydraulic system or further information on our services get in touch with our experts here.