Have you ever wondered what the adjustments on the side of a flow divider were? They are crossport relief valves, often used in hydraulic motor drives to absorb the shock of starting and stopping the motor. These crossports will indeed absorb shock, but it is not their primary purpose.

3-Day Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Workshop Bemidji, Minnesota February 19-21

by Alan Dellinger | Nov 12, 2018 | Fluid MaintenanceReliabilityTrainingTroubleshooting

This three-day troubleshooting workshop is designed for electricians, millwrights, supervisors, reliability technicians and anyone who is responsible for the hydraulic maintenance of your plant machinery. Maintenance personnel view hydraulics differently than engineers, salespeople, or manufacturers. This workshop is designed to include the five things a hydraulic troubleshooter needs to know:…

Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Workshop in Atlanta (Monroe), GA

Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Workshop in Atlanta (Monroe), GA

by Jack Weeks | Oct 17, 2018 | Fluid MaintenanceReliabilityTrainingTroubleshooting

We are going to be conducting our Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting workshop in Atlanta (Monroe), GA November 13th – 15th, 2018. This three-day hands-on workshop is designed for electricians, millwrights, supervisors, reliability technicians and anyone who is responsible for the hydraulic maintenance of your plant machinery. Maintenance personnel look at hydraulics differently than engineers, salespeople, or manufacturers…

What is a Crackle Test?

What is a Crackle Test?

by Jack Weeks | Sep 14, 2018 | Fluid MaintenanceReliability

What is a “crackle” test? Should I be making it? Yes, you definitely should be. It takes such a small amount of time to make and it will tell you immediately in either hydraulic oil or lube oil if your water content is high enough for concern without waiting for an oil analysis.

What You Didn’t Know About Return Line Check Valves

What You Didn’t Know About Return Line Check Valves

by Alan Dellinger | Aug 29, 2018 | Fluid MaintenanceReliabilityTroubleshooting

I think we all know that the main purpose of using a return line check valve in a hydraulic system is to keep the return lines full of oil. This helps prevent condensation from forming in our hydraulic lines, air from entering the system, tank overflow, and prevents certain components from cavitating…

OCTOBER 25th PROPORTIONAL VALVE SYSTEMS TROUBLESHOOTING WORKSHOP

OCTOBER 25th PROPORTIONAL VALVE SYSTEMS TROUBLESHOOTING WORKSHOP

by Hank Ayers | Aug 27, 2018 | ReliabilityTrainingTroubleshooting

This workshop is taught by an instructor who has had years of experience teaching and troubleshooting proportional valve systems. Students are actively involved in hands-on exercises on the proportional valve trainer. Hydraulic animations are used throughout the workshop to demonstrate the operation of both single and two stage valves. After attending this 8-hour course, the maintenance personnel will know: