Hydraulic cylinders are workhorses. They provide the machinery with the right motive power in harsh environments and in tight places. However, if your company wants its cylinders to work optimally, you need to be proactive.
Even the best cylinders suffer damage and wear-and-tear over time. To avoid degradation of your hydraulic cylinders, follow these inspection tips from the experts at Southern Hydraulic Cylinder.
Hydraulic cylinders generally house all their components within a barrel. It is imperative to inspect each component. Consider the following:
Cylinder RodPiston and Cap
Sealed Sectors and Fluid Lines
You should also look at the purity and amount of hydraulic fluid as well as the mounting and loading.
Check the machinery regularly, being careful to note any signs of wear-and-tear. Look at the rods, the piston, the cap and any other component that comprises the specific type of cylinder. By doing this, you can reduce work stoppages that would result from needing to repair or replace an ineffective, inefficient, or failed hydraulic cylinder.