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Analysis of a Hydraulic Oil Failure

Analysis of a Hydraulic Oil Failure

I recently conducted failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300-kilowatt (400-hp) hydrostatic transmission. This hydraulic system..

02/28/2013 with 1 Comment
Steering Valves

Steering Valves

The company’s hydraulic steering control units are now being supplied for high-performance speedboats. The compact structure of the 101..

02/20/2013 with 0 Comments
Wear Band Materials and Pressures

Wear Band Materials and Pressures

Phenolic wear bands were a mainstay in hydraulic cylinders, however due to the formaldehyde content, they have largely been replaced by..

02/20/2013 with 0 Comments

Steering Controls and Hydraulic Orbital Motors

Young Powertech, Inc. is now supplying steering controls and hydraulic orbital motors for steering and net applications on boats up and..

02/01/2013 with 0 Comments
Conductor Face-Off: Hose Versus Tube

Conductor Face-Off: Hose Versus Tube

What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators, and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of..

02/01/2013 with 1 Comment
Fluid Power Systems Conference 2012

Fluid Power Systems Conference 2012

November 27-29, 2012 • Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Rosemont, IL Hosted by the Download Presentations OPENING REMARKS Pat Maluso, IFPS..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
High-Temperature Seals

High-Temperature Seals

What is “high temperature” in hydraulic-sealing applications? Most hydraulic seals are NBR rated at 250ºF. So is anything over 250ºF..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
Vacuum Assist to Lift Single-Acting Vertical Hydraulic Cylinders

Vacuum Assist to Lift Single-Acting Vertical Hydraulic Cylinders

For discussion purposes, we will assume the cylinder is 4 inches in diameter, the rod is 2 inches in diameter, and all math figured here is..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
Advanced Pump Control for Energy Savings in Intermittent Hydraulic Systems

Advanced Pump Control for Energy Savings in Intermittent Hydraulic Systems

Many hydraulic systems are only required to deliver flow at pressure during certain stages in a machine cycle. This is even more prevalent..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
Hydraulic Pumps and Motors: Considering Efficiency

Hydraulic Pumps and Motors: Considering Efficiency

In a condition-based maintenance environment, the decision to change out a hydraulic pump or motor is usually based on either remaining..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
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