Are you handling your hydraulic equipment properly?

Our speciality has always been offering first rate tubing services. We use our skills in tube swaging and other areas to create tubes specifically for your applications. In addition, we work with a variety of materials like aluminium, copper, and various forms of steel. The latter includes stainless, mild/ERW, and hydraulic.

Tube swagingVarious pieces of equipment utilise hydraulic tubes. In order to make sure your systems work effectively, you need the right style of tubing. That can have a big impact on performance and things like maintenance.

Something else you need to know is how to properly treat your equipment. Throughout the years, there have been many people who have made mistakes with their systems. Below, we have details of the main errors you need to avoid.

Oil changes and additives

Changing the oil is the first topic we will talk about. There are two situations that require an oil change. The first is the depletion of the additive package. As for the second, it is the degradation of the base oil.

There are numerous variables that decide the rate at which your additives get used up and the oil deteriorates. Therefore, changing it based on service hours without actually referencing the oil’s condition is a mistake. You don’t want to do this given how expensive oil is. At the same time, you can’t run the system without additives or oil. As a result, you need to perform an analysis. If you require distinct hydraulic tubing, we recommend that you use our tube swaging services.

Is it too hot?

Running everything too hot is also a bad idea. Most equipment operators or owners know not to keep using motors or engines that are overheating. However, we can’t say the same for the hydraulic system when it becomes too hot. Some will continue to use it. Like an engine though, a quick way to damage it is to let the temperature get too high.

If you are wondering how hot is too hot here, it all depends on the viscosity. The type of components you are using also plays a part. When the oil temperature increases, the viscosity goes down. Thus, your system is becoming too hot when it gets to a temperature where this falls below the level necessary for suitable lubrication.

Tube swaging is an advantageous process

At Multiform Tubes Ltd, we use swaging in our work for several reasons. To begin with, we are able to generate the end product rapidly and efficiently. This is due to the short cycle times. Moreover, we produce excellent, smooth, circular finishes on the exterior. Not to mention, integral strength stays the same because our procedure uses an impact process.

Please contact us if you need a tube swaging service. As we said above we can work with lots of different tubes, including hydraulic ones, copper, and many other metals.