Hydraulic Cylinder Repair and Maintenance
by Peter Mathew
Hydraulic cylinder repair needs to be done if the performance of the machine is degrading day by day. With the use of updated technology, repairing such heavy machines is no longer a problem. In most cases, repairs do not take place due to 1. unavailability of tools, and 2. lack of proper knowledge. These two aspects are very important – one small mistake can cause a huge loss, potentially causing the machine permanent damage.
Checking for bent rods should be done as it is the most vital device inside the machine and are common problems for stoppage of work. A slight degree change in the design of the hydraulic cylinder can stop an entire machine. A bent rod problem usually arises due to rod seal failure. It happens when the pressure increases and the required oil is absent, which can take the entire weight and load. Curing such a problem can be time consuming and [may mean] you are shelling out more cash on its repair. At times, the damage can be so severe that … the entire load might collapse resulting in dropping the picked up load.
Bearing area needs to be sufficient to carry the tensional load. Placing of seals should be appropriate and of the exact size and shape. It should also cover the main points where leakage can take place. Sealing should be checked and performed under strict supervision; any leak in sealing should be repaired or replaced. It is also one of the major tasks under on hydraulic cylinder repair.
Rod finish is another loop hole in the main procedure. Rod finish should be smooth and easy to ward of excessive hydraulic fluid. If there is any roughness, it should be cleared and ensured there are no harsh edges. Most failures of cylinders are due to rough surface of rods. It literally rubs and garnishes the cylinder. Such repeated damage can cause the cylinder to break when pressure is applied.
In all of these problems, the symptom is the same – stoppage of work. Cylinder repair should be done to avoid such problems.
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About the Author
Peter Mathew writes articles for business branding and industrial engineering.