Hydraulic Cylinder Repair 101: Common Mistakes You Might Be Making

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When it comes to hydraulic systems, sometimes the most common reasons for hydraulic cylinder repair stem from oversights or misinformation that leads to improper use. It's important that you understand some of the most common reasons for hydraulic cylinder repair so that you can not only recognize the signs of trouble but also avoid causing further problems yourself. Here are some of the things that you need to watch out for.

Side Load On The Cylinder 

Even the slightest degree of off-center installation on a hydraulic cylinder can lead to side load on the saddle. This causes undue stress on the cylinder and leads to a need for premature repairs. Sometimes, you can't identify side load with the naked eye, but only in the wear and tear on your cylinders. If you've found yourself needing cylinder repair more frequently than necessary due to strain and wear on the saddle, that's an indication that you're experiencing problems with excessive side load that's straining the cylinder.

Hydraulic Fluid Contamination

Whether it's caused by choosing the wrong hydraulic fluid or not keeping the connections clean and tight, any kind of contamination in your system's hydraulic fluid will lead to problems within the cylinder. Especially if there are particles in the fluid from any form of contamination, this can actually cause abrasive damage inside the cylinder. Make sure your cylinder connections are clean and tight and talk with a hydraulic cylinder repair technician about the right type of fluid for your system so that you can avoid these costly mistakes.

Excess Load On The Cylinder

Every hydraulic cylinder is rated for a specific load tolerance. If you exceed that load tolerance, you risk bending the rod in the cylinder due to excessive pressure and strain. It's important that you're attentive to the load ratings for every cylinder you're using and familiar with the load demand of each application in your hydraulic system. Match cylinders to the load demand so that you're not straining a cylinder unnecessarily, damaging rods, and increasing the frequency of hydraulic cylinder repair.

These are just a few of the most common issues that you might encounter with your hydraulic cylinders. It's important that you work with a professional hydraulic cylinder repair technician to ensure that you're getting the right service for your cylinders. Talk with your hydraulic cylinder repair shop today about other tips to reduce your need for frequent cylinder repairs.


22 August 2022

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