Hydraulic cylinders and rams are likely to fail by the result of physical damage or general wear of the seals. Over time, the seals can fail and wear naturally and is not uncommon. However, if the quality of the hydraulic fluid in the cylinder is poor or it is a high heat area – the seal will wear down much quicker and will need to be replaced.
If your equipment is in heavy use, it is not uncommon for the hydraulic cylinder or ram to suffer from misalignment problems due to wear and tear. Physical damage such as a heavy object knocking or excessive wear can also cause problems. Always check for signs of a leak after prolonged usage or experiencing a knock.
If you’re experiencing strange new noises, leaking fluid or a lack of power during operation – it’s a sign that there could be something wrong with your hydraulic system. High fluid temperature is also a sign of an issue, and if it’s over 82C it is a cause for concern.
If you’re concerned that there is a problem with your hydraulics, it’s always best to get your hydraulic system checked as early as possible to avoid further damage. Preventing the damage early on saves the business time & money by reducing machinery down-time.
Good news, getting a hydraulic cylinder or hydraulic ram repaired is easy and much more cost-effective than a replacement.
At HAS Supplies, we are hydraulics hose and fittings specialists and have a national team at your service. With an average call-out time of under 90 minutes, we can have a specialist repairing your machinery sooner than you think. We know how much a minor (or major!) breakdown can cost a business, we aim to have your hydraulic cylinder repaired as quick as possible.
If you’d like to find out more about our hydraulic cylinder repair service, or perhaps you have a faulty hydraulic hose in need of a repair – get in touch today and let’s see how we can help!