Author: Jamie Omvig

Often Overlooked Hydraulic System Diagnostics

One of the often overlooked elements of hydraulic system design and implementation is the gathering of system diagnostic information. This can help identify any flaws or shortcomings in the system design details and also help to protect the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) from unfounded warranty claims, as well as aiding with predictive maintenance plans and system life expectancy.

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Hydraulic Systems: Plumbing for new designs and installations

So, you bought a new hydraulic system to operate a very important process in your facility. Congratulations! Now it shows up at your facility and you’re faced with the challenge of figuring out how to connect everything together… fun, right?!!! Not so much. This is one of the most overlooked aspects of getting a new hydraulic system. You now have a big hydraulic system that needs to supply oil to hydraulic cylinders, motors and rotary actuators and you’re left scratching your head about how to do it. Not only don’t you know what product to use, but there is often specialized...

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How Closed Loop Control of Hydraulic Systems Has Evolved

As the industry has evolved, electrical control has become more prevalent in hydraulic systems.  Often in hydraulic applications, there is a need to very precisely control the speed, position, motion profile or to synchronize the motion of multiple actuators.  There are now a variety of means to monitor position very precisely in hydraulic cylinders, motors and rotary actuators.

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