Hydraulic equipment is often used all day without a break, which can cause some mechanical problems if it is not cared for appropriately. In order to reduce the downtime of the equipment due to a failure of parts, preventative maintenance must be conducted daily. Read about how to maintain your hydraulic equipment below:
You will need to know the manufacturer specifications for the operating temperature of the fluids in the hydraulic equipment. You may need special equipment in order to check this temperature. If the temperature of the fluids is too low, there could be a problem with the cooling systems. Overheating fluids are also a bad sign.
Contaminated fluids can lead to the failure of your hydraulic equipment due to wear and tear. Ensure that your fluid filters are up to standard in order to catch any dirt or other abrasive contaminants before they escape into the hydraulic system and cause problems.
Check your hydraulic equipment daily to make sure that you have the right amount of fluids. Fluids such as oil ensures that the equipment runs smoothly, while water cools the equipment so that it doesn’t overheat. The fluids should always be at a specific level. If the fluid drops below this level, your hydraulic equipment is at risk of failing.
Pump and motor temperature
If the pump and motor in your hydraulic equipment is not at the right temperature, it is not a good sign. If you find that your pump and motor are overheating, you need to diagnose the problem immediately.