It is imperative to frequently service and check your hydraulic equipment to ensure that a minor issue does not turn into a fault, in light of the fact that a fault can quickly become an extremely costly breakdown. Some owners of hydraulic equipment assume that hydraulics can keep on running indefinitely or perhaps with annual safety checks, which is not true… Regular cleaning and inspection of your machinery is key!
Most important, is the safety of your company’s employees. The Occupational Health and Safety Act, states that equipment must be safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is properly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate. All employers have an obligation to ensure that equipment is checked routinely to ascertain that it is safe.
In the event that hydraulic fluid escapes all of a sudden, it may reach an explosive velocity. This can obviously bring about serious harm to anybody in the vicinity. It is also worth noting that hydraulic parts are heavy and often sharp and that unexpected movement caused by a fault can severely harm working engineers or bystanders. Keeping your equipment well maintained guarantees the safety of everyone who interacts with the equipment.
Many faults in hydraulic equipment are caused by particles of dirt. These deficiencies can rapidly grow into a requirement for exceptionally costly repairs. Large expenses could be avoided by simply keeping equipment clean, and ensuring correct protocol is followed when replacing parts with the goal that dirt does not find its way into the framework.
A Hydraulic System consists of many various parts, which may require replacements through general wear and tear. Replacing them before they stop working completely is often relatively inexpensive. In contrast, waiting until they give out completely – potentially damage other working parts – can be a very costly mistake.
Oil is one component of hydraulic systems that can be expensive to change, yet inexpensive to maintain. Worse still than the expenses of changing oil, are the expenses of running dirt oil through your hydraulic system, which can bring about irreparable damage to other working parts. Maintaining the oil so it is kept in great condition can prolong the life of filters, pumps, cylinders and valves, implying that these will require replacing frequently.
Cleaning and checking hydraulic equipment can take a matter of minutes. Replacing a practically exhausted part may take a couple of hours. Then again, repairing a noteworthy breakdown can take days or even weeks. During this time your company loses colossal amounts of productivity, risking extra costs in loss of earnings, and in addition possibly missing deadlines.