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Awareness and preventive maintenance are critical to ensure harmful contaminants are kept out of the hydraulic system—protecting pumps, valves and other hydraulic system components from costly damage, which can directly impact your productivity and operating costs.
One of the most common entry points for contamination is on the surface of a cylinder rod. If cylinder seals are leaking or there is pitting, scoring, dents or bending of the rod, contaminants can easily enter the hydraulic system via these imperfections. A damaged cylinder rod or a leaking seal can provide an entry point for harmful contaminates into your hydraulic system, causing extensive damage and resulting in catastrophic pump, motor or valve failure. Historically, 75%-85% of hydraulic system failures can be traced to contamination so it’s vital to resolve issues early to prevent unplanned downtime and repairs.
Machine productivity and efficient hydraulics go hand in hand. If a hydraulic system isn’t performing at peak efficiency, it’s robbing the machine of performance. Efficiency losses usually occur slowly and can reach 20% before the operator detects a problem. This translates to one day of lost production in a five-day work week. Hydraulic efficiency losses also increase fuel consumption, which translates to higher operating costs.