Ugh! Having to get repairs done when something goes wrong with your hydraulic
motors, pumps, or cylinders can be a stressful situation. No one wants to deal with
downtime and the hassle of finding the right supplier with the right part can be time-consuming
on top of the time it takes to get everything back up and running. Let’s
face it, service and repair issues have their challenges! Luckily Kundinger has your
back. Here are some tips to help avoid hydraulic and pneumatic repairs in the first
Repairs can actually be avoided if you
identify sources of trouble before problems occur. Solution: Take a look at
your process. Make sure operators are using equipment properly, not
overworking it, and priming it before use. Check that they are monitoring the
filter, too, and using the correct oil changed at the correct time – that’s a
2.Prevent Fluid Fails.
Fluid is obviously the key ingredient to hydraulic
systems, which is why it’s at the source of many repair needs. Insufficient
fluid levels can result in contamination, poor lubrication and increased
temperatures all of which can cause a variety of issues. In addition, leakage
lets oil escape and air and contaminates in – not good! Be diligent about
following strict parameters and keep an eye out for any signs of leakage so
you can address them right away. Also, watch for signs of air in the system –
mainly foam – which can wreak havoc on lubrication performance.
3. “Air” on the Side of Caution.
Low or varying air pressure can have a
negative impact on equipment and how it runs. Air compressors with
insufficient capacity or issues with tubing and piping air supply are common
culprits that affect pressure – make sure you’ve got the right setup for the job!
4. Don’t Just Let it Flow.
Poor flow control can result in poor cylinder speed
control and that can result in problems with a capital P! Be sure to maintain
proper flow so things continue to run properly.
Of course, problems and their repairs can’t always be avoided, but hey, hydraulic and
pneumatic systems just happen to be our specialty, and we just happen to offer service
and repair solutions in-house. If you want expert help and need it fast, contact us online
or dial 800-242-4811 to schedule a free consultation. From hydraulic motors, pumps,
and cylinders to air motors, pneumatic cylinders and more, we’ll get it repaired and
get you up and running again in no time!
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