Hydraulic pumps help power the equipment and machinery used in a variety of industrial and manufacturing processes. When the hydraulic pump on an essential piece of equipment fails, production can come to a screeching halt.
It's imperative that you are able to identify the signs of a hydraulic pump that is failing and in need of repair.
Hydraulic pumps are designed to muffle the sound of pressurized fluid traveling through the pump at high speeds. You should carefully monitor the sound of each piece of equipment and machinery on your production line so that you can identify changes in noise levels.
Excessive noise is often the result of a failing component within the hydraulic pump. When the pump is compromised, it cannot proper muffle the sound of the hydraulic fluid moving through its system. Invest in repairs as soon as you notice excessive noise coming from your hydraulic pump.
The only place that you should find hydraulic fluid on the interior of the pump is in the flexible lines and hoses that carry the fluid through the pump's system. Any evidence of a fluid leak is cause for serious concern. Hydraulic lines can crack or deteriorate over time. This allows fluid to leak out into the pump casing.
You may not notice an immediate change in your pump's performance, but an interior leak could result in the sudden loss of hydraulic pressure. Take the time to check for interior leaks often to keep your hydraulic pump functioning properly.
Monitoring operating temperatures when your hydraulic machinery is in use can help you better care for the hydraulic pumps in these machines.
The hydraulic fluid within the pumps needs to retain a certain level of viscosity. A heat exchanger helps to draw any heat collected by the hydraulic fluid as it travels through the pump out so that it can remain the correct temperature.
If you notice a sudden increase in operating temperatures, a heat exchanger that has failed could be the cause. You need to invest in immediate repairs to prevent high temperatures from causing further damage within your hydraulic pump system.
A reliable hydraulic pump is a valuable partner when it comes to keeping your production line up and running. Carefully monitor your hydraulic pumps to determine when repairs are needed so that you can extend the life of your pumps and preserve production times in the future. A hydraulic pump rebuild may be necessary.