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Machinery Safeguards - and operations. A recent study by the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration (OSHA) found that manufacturing accounted for 26% of work related hospitalizations and 57% of work related amputations – both higher than any other “industry” in the United States. Statistics such as these explain why, for both OEMs and end-users, there … Continue reading Hot Air & Slippery Stuff 110

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Proper Oil Sampling OIL SAMPLING - Where and how to take an oil sample. It is very important that oil samples taken for oil analysis are representative of the oil flowing through the system or machine. In order to achieve an accurate sample, please follow these procedures: > Only use laboratory approved sample bottles.> Take … Continue reading Hot Air & Slippery Stuff – 108

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WATER AS A CONTAMINANT Water in hydraulic fluid: > Depletes some additives and reacts with others form corrosive by-product which attack some metals.> Reduces lubricant film strength, which leave critical surfaces vulnerable to wear and corrosion.> Reduces filter-ability and clogs filters> Reduces the oil's ability to release air.> Increases the likelihood of cavitation occurring.How much … Continue reading Hot Air & Slippery Stuff – 106

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What you don't know about ACCUMULATORS can kill you. In my 45 years of working with and teaching fluid power of the United States and Canada. I have taught thousands of people. I have visited hundreds of plants and facilities, and the one common thread throughout these facilities is ...... SAFETY. Safety is the number … Continue reading Hot Air & Slippery Stuff – 105

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Accumulators - General Gas charged accumulators are a common feature in modern hydraulic systems. They carry out numerous functions, which include energy storage and reserve, leakage and thermal compensation, shock absorption and energy recovery. But while accumulators present a number of advantages in hydraulic system operation, and can provide many years of trouble-free service, they … Continue reading Hot Air & Slippery Stuff -104

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Fluid Power Safety A recent study by the Ocupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) They found that manufacturing accounted for 26% of work related hospitalizations and 57% of work related applications - Both higher than any other industry in the United States. The statistics such as these explain why, for both OEMs and end- users, … Continue reading Hot Air & Slippery Stuff 103