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The Importance of Hydraulic Equipment Maintenance

April 30, 2014
Whether you are a big industrial company with lots of hydraulic presses or you just have one; keeping up with the hydraulic systems that run your equipment is vital to your business. Break downs can be costly and if your company is on a production schedule preventing them from happening in the first place is the best measure. Performing simple routine maintenance can save your company thousands of dollars a year and keep your down time to a minimum.

 

PressMaster hydraulic presses are easy to maintain.

If your company owns a PressMaster hydraulic press, you know just how dependable they can be. PressMaster is a world leading hydraulic press manufacturer and they build them to last. But just like any other piece of equipment in your shop, you have to spend some time doing preventative maintenance. If you properly maintain your hydraulic press; it will give you years of service. Let’s take a look at some ways you can keep your hydraulic press in top working condition.

 

Five Ways to Keep Your Hydraulic Press Working Properly.

One of the most important things and probably the simplest way to insure your press is working properly is to make sure that the hydraulic fluid is clean. Dirty fluid can severely damage the seals inside your press causing failure of the cylinder. Also, keep a weekly check on the level of fluid to make sure you don’t have any leaks that could also cause failure.

 Also very important is to keep an eye on the temperature and viscosity of your hydraulic fluid. Keeping them on target will prevent break downs and keep your press running smoothly. For more information on the optimal temperature and viscosity, please refer to your owner’s manual.
 Keeping your press in spec is very important and will allow your machine to work properly under pressure. Go over the manufacturers' specifications provided in your owner’s manual and set up your hydraulic system accordingly. Even being slightly out of spec can cause real problems especially on hard jobs that require lots of load.
 
Another way to prevent break downs and downtime is to replace components that you know might fail in the near future. The money you will save by not having your press on the sidelines will more than pay for itself. Schedule a time when production is low and change that part out before it breaks on you.
 
While starting up your press for the first time, you should always follow proper commissioning procedures. This is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your press is operating properly. The commissioning of a new press has to be done by the predetermined manufacturer’s standards in your owner’s manual. Following the right commissioning procedures will insure that your press will have a long operating life.
 
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