Hydraulic pumps are used in a variety of industrial applications ranging from specialized injection molding equipment to common conveyor systems. A high-quality pump can be expected to last for years, but over time, even the best pump will fail. Read on to find out about a few of the signs that it might be time to take a Hydraulic Pump in Aurora in for repairs.
Hydraulic systems typically operate pretty quietly. As the seals and various parts wear, that wear can wind up causing cavitation or air in the system. The introduction of air and insufficient pressure can lead to banging and knocking sounds.
Although the typical failing Hydraulic Pump in Aurora will develop internal, rather than external, leaks, the oil will often find its way to the outside of the pump. Even before leaks become visible, symptoms of a problem may be apparent to machine owners who are paying attention. Sudden drops in pressure or unexplained performance issues can both be signs of internal leaks.
Repeated Seal Failures
One or even several instances of leaky seals may be easy and inexpensive enough to repair without looking into underlying causes but, if seals are repeatedly failing, it might be a sign of a more serious issue at work. Bent or misaligned rods can cause repeated seal failures. Addressing the underlying problem won’t just eliminate those reoccurring leaks, but will also prolong the lifespan of the pump, so don’t hesitate to take it to a machine shop for repairs.
High Fluid Temperatures
Most hydraulic systems are designed to operate at 180 degrees Fahrenheit or less. Temperatures over 180 degrees can wind up damaging seals and causing accelerated fluid degradation.
This rise in temperature can be caused by a variety of underlying problems, and not all of them pertain to the pump, specifically. However, even if the pump was not initially to blame for the system’s temperature increase, it can wind up being damaged by the elevated temperature. It should be evaluated and repaired as needed.
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Need pump repairs and don’t know who to call? Visit Miller Hydraulic Service Inc online today to learn about one local machine shop that can help.