Poulton Le Fylde, FY6 8JU, UK

Category: Filtration and Oil

Antech Power Units

Changing filters/Elements ?

If you change your filter elements based on schedule, you’re changing them either too early or too late. If you change them early, before all their dirt-holding capacity is used up, you’re wasting money on unnecessary filter changes. If you change them late, after the filter has gone on bypass, the increase in particles in…
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In mobile hydraulics, where is the filter located?

On a mobile hydraulic system, the filter or filters can be located in several different areas based on the system’s design and intended use. The most common locations are: Suction side – a strainer on the end of the pick-up line in the reservoir or a filter in the line between the reservoir and the…
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What is the main purpose of Hydraulic Fluids?

The primary function of a hydraulic fluid is to convey power. In use, however, there are other important functions of hydraulic fluid such as protection of the hydraulic machine components. Lubrication: Hydraulic fluids must provide the lubricating characteristics and qualities necessary to protect all hydraulic system components against friction and wear, rust, oxidation and corrosion.

What is Viscosity and why is it important?

The viscosity is the property of a fluid that resists the force tending to cause the fluid to flow. For liquids, it corresponds to the informal concept of “thickness”. For example, honey has a much higher viscosity than water. The viscosity usually depends on its composition and temperature. For gases and other compressible fluids, it…
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Is brand new oil clean?

They say that seeing is believing. They also say, don’t believe everything you see. Contradicting huh? Well the same is true of new oil. An unopened barrel of oil straight from the supplier ought to be pretty clean right? Wrong! In fact, new oil has an ISO cleanliness code of around 20/18/15. This is just…
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How to take an oil sample

Oil samples should be taken on a regularly scheduled basis and should only be taken after the lubricating system or component has been operated long enough to reach operating temperature. This will ensure that the oil has been thoroughly circulated and will result in an oil sample that is truly representative of the oil in…
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Why check your oil?

The cleanliness of hydraulic oil systems is extremely important because of the very close tolerances that exist in the pumps, control valves and between the pistons and hydraulic cylinder walls. In fact, around 80% of hydraulic system failures are caused by contamination through dust, dirt and condensation moisture. Therefore, oil analysis should be performed on…
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