Large back blow air nozzle for cleaning inside diameters

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

EXAIRs new 1 NPT Back Blow Air Nozzle has been designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose inside diameters, axle housings, bores, holes, internal threads…

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How do hydraulic cylinders fail—contamination

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Today’s fluid-power users, for the most part, are well aware that keeping hydraulic fluid clean is essential in preventing premature failures and unexpected downtime. Nonetheless, contamination remains a…

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Vacuum dehydrators, like the
VUD series from Hy-Pro Filtration,
remove free, emulsified and
dissolved water and gas from
hydraulic systems.

What is hydraulic fluid conditioning – part 3

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Your oil is wet. No, I didn’t skip 8th grade science class, where you learn how oil and water don’t mix. Okay, so it mixes a bit, if…

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What is hydraulic fluid conditioning – part 1

Thursday, August 6, 2015

  You’ll have to excuse my shade of indigo. I’m not sure if it’s more Smurf or Na’vi, but back when I first started writing about fluid power,…

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OPCount particle counter for mobile and stationary equipment

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The latest generation of OPCount particle counters from Argo-Hytos can be used for stationary and mobile operation. The high measuring accuracy of the OPCount, in connection with the…

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Reliable Plant exhibition focuses on industrial fluid systems

Friday, April 24, 2015

Clean, dry hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood of any hydraulic system. And keeping all gear oils, lubricants and other fluids within an industrial system contaminant-free is critical to…

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Why the ISO code matters

Monday, November 17, 2014

Earlier this month, I explained the meaning behind the ISO 4406 contamination code, so now I’m explaining why it matters, and how you can apply it to your…

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Understanding ISO 4406

Friday, November 7, 2014

The most critical quality of hydraulic fluid you should consider is that of cleanliness. We refer to the size and quantity of particle contamination when discussing cleanliness, and…

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The single greatest cause of oil not performing as it should is fluid contamination.

Hydraulic fluid contamination: The greatest danger to your system

Friday, October 3, 2014

David Marlowe • Owner/CEO • DMAR Technical Training and DMAR Business Centers When conducting a class on hydraulic and lube oil systems, I often find that the students…

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NFPA’s Webinar “Better Contamination Control Through Better Contamination Measurement”

Monday, October 22, 2012

Particle counting properly done is a tool for managing maintenance costs and ensuring reliable operation of machinery that uses hydraulics. Particle counting done incorrectly can lead to unnecessary…

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