Leaking Hydraulic Cylinders Can Contaminate Hydraulic System

June 15, 2010 at 4:51 PMRing Power
hydraulic system contamination

Know the effects of contamination on your heavy equipment, forklift or machinery's hydraulic system.

Hydraulic fluid contamination has the potential to damage your entire hydraulic system in two different ways.

1. Accelerating Hydraulic Component Wear
hydraulic system contamination tolerances
From 75 to 85 percent of all hydraulic pump, motor, cylinder and valve failures can be traced to fluid contamination. Due to the extremely small tolerances of today’s hydraulic systems, even particles that can not be seen by the naked eye can cause damage to your hydraulic system, leading to costly repairs.

2. Reducing Hydraulic System Efficiency

Machine productivity and efficient hydraulics go hand-in-hand. If a hydraulic system isn't performing at peak efficiency, it's robbing machine performance. Efficiency losses occur gradually, and can decrease productivity by as much as 16-20 percent before being detected by the operator. Over time, these "invisible" efficiency losses can also lead to increased fuel consumption.

Prevent Hydraulic System Damage
Hydraulics Xpress' exchange cylinders are in stock and ready for installation. Our highly qualified service technicians repair and rebuild hydraulic components on all equipment makes and models. Our state-of-the-art hydraulic shops are equipped with precision mills, long bed lathes and the latest welding equipment.

Cylinder Exchange Price Includes
Our hydraulic cylinder exchange price includes:
Disassembly and reassembly
New hydraulic seals for head, piston and rod
New seals for barrel and rod eye
Light honing of the barrel
Pressure testing
Cleaning and painting

Here is a list of Hydraulic Cylinder Groups rebuilt by Hydraulics Xpress. Hydraulic Cylinder Exchange.pdf

Warranty
Our hydraulic cylinders come with a warranty of 1 year or 2,000 hours, whichever occurs first.

Additional Service Available
Available for an additional charge are:
Salvage repair of cylinder head and piston
Salvage and re-tube cylinder barrels

Re-rod, HVOF cylinder rod resurfacing, and straightening of rods
Update hydraulic heads for wear rings, O-rings, and improved seals

Get a quote from Hydraulics Xpress for your hydraulic cylinder repair, as well as hydraulic pumps and motors of all makes and models, including Rexroth, Sunstrand, Denison Vickers, Linde and others. 

Hydraulics Xpress: we repair all hydraulics regardless of make or model of equipment or industrial machinery. We're located throughout North and Central Florida, with repair facilities in Tampa, Orlando, and St. Augustine. Phone toll free with any questions at 1-877-733-5120.

 

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Is Your Forklift’s Hydraulic System Protected?

November 16, 2009 at 4:44 PMRing Power
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The hydraulic system of your forklift is the heart and lifeblood of your forklift. A forklift with a hydraulic contamination can result in extensive damage and extended forklift downtime – and downtime means less productivity and material handling moving. Use these forklift hydraulic systemtips from Ring Power Lift Trucks to keep your forklift healthy and operating smoothly.

  1. Hydraulic Control Valve
    Incorrect hydraulic pressure can damage seals and restrict lift capacity. External leaks from the control valve and other sealed areas can contaminate the operating environment, accelerate component wear and reduce performance.
  2. Lift Cylinder
    Lift cylinder oil leaks could result in load drift problems and contamination of the operating environment. Low fluid can accelerate wear of a forklift’s hydraulic components. Leaks can occur externally or internally within the cylinder. Be watchful of hydraulic oil on the ground or on components.
  3. Tilt Cylinder
    Tilt cylinder oil leaks could cause uncontrolled mast movement and contamination of the operating environment. Low fluid can accelerate wear of hydraulic components. Leaks can occur externally.
  4. Hydraulic Hoses and Auxiliary Lines
    Missing or damaged forklift hoses, tubes, lines and/or retainers could result in routing and interference problems. Bent or damaged hydraulic hose sheaves can damage the hoses. Both can result in oil leakage into the operating environment.
  5. Hydraulic Fluid
    Low fluid levels or heavy particles in the hydraulic oil can accelerate wear of the hydraulic pump and other hydraulic system components. Check the forklift’s hydraulic fluid reservoir and maintain proper levels.
  6. Hydraulic Filter
    A forklift with a clogged suction strainer or return filter restricts oil flow, increases the forklift’s system pressure and accelerates wear of internal hydraulic components, all of which can lead to premature system failure.
  7. Steering System
    Leaking steering cylinders and/or hydraulic connections may contaminate the operating environment and result in loss of steering. Low fluid levels can accelerate hydraulic component wear.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Sarasota, and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck services and repairs all makes of forklifts including Toyota, Hyster, Yale, Crown, Nissan and others. Click to schedule a service appointment.