Understanding Hydraulic Repair

When people visit Hydraulic Power Sales Inc., we strive to help them try to understand the process of hydraulic repair and what it can mean for them. It is a specialized situation that doesn’t come easy or natural to everyone, and that is why we stand ready to help them understand precisely what needs to be done to get a repair done properly.

How Does Hydraulic Repair Work?

The industry has changed a lot over the years and will continue to change as time goes on. Importantly, hydraulic repairs that one gets done will require very precise and detailed work.

A long time ago, it was common for any and all machines to be repaired regardless of how effective those repairs turned out to be. It didn’t matter if the machine was able to do the function that it was originally designed to do or not. The truly important thing was to ensure that the machine could be put back together in some form or fashion. It may not be anywhere close to serving its original purpose, but as long as it could be used for something, people would move forward with using it. That is not the case now.

Today, when one does a hydraulic repair, they need to be sure that they can bring the unit to its original repair state or at least somewhat close to that state.

Ownership of Hydraulic Parts

One of the most important things to remember about the hydraulic parts and components that you deal with these days is who has ownership and responsibility for those parts. Typically, the OEM will retain responsibility for them until the warranty has expired, but that is not always the case. It is essential to know who is responsible for the various components so that they are the ones who are paying for the maintenance and repair of those parts over time.

Different Products Require Different Care

It is necessary to look at how different components you use require different levels of care. For example, parts like hydraulic pumps will require more care than other parts in many cases because they are designed to run continuously. There is a lot of wear and tear that occurs with parts like that because they are subjected to the constant pressures of water running through the system, and that is certainly not easy for them to deal with. Fortunately, it is possible to get these pumps and parts running properly.

Hydraulic motors, servo proportional valves, and directional valves may all require less care as they do not run continuously. It is important to keep this in mind and understand how the part type you are dealing with may directly impact how much maintenance and care is required of it.