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    Benefits of Fluid Power Systems Benefits of Fluid Power Systems

    Benefits of Fluid Power Systems

Benefits of Fluid Power Systems

 

What are the benefits of Fluid Power Systems?

The core theme of Fluid Power Circuits is about producing quality schematics and fluid power circuit designs. This week I have been working on a particular application that by its functional requirements was quite straight forward, however, as the details started to evolve with how it is/was to operate,  where it was intended to operate. My concerns started to increase to a point that internal alarms started going off, as always at this point it is about slowing down the project and to re-think the design outline.

This scenario is a typical experience for fluid […]

By |January 31st, 2016|Fluid Power|0 Comments
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    What is Fluid Degradation? What is Fluid Degradation?

    What is Fluid Degradation?

What is Fluid Degradation?

Pop quiz question: What is the life of hydraulic oil?

Ask an experienced engineer and the technical answer is something like: “Depends” because the environmental variables around the fluid will have an impact on its life usefulness.

Of course, they then introduce terms like ‘Fluid Degradation, by mechanical and thermal stress’; at this point, I think of the former politician Pauline Hanson’s famous statement “Please Explain”. Yes, I am gulity of looking for simple explanations, not too simple and not too complicated, so I thought I would try and articulate ‘What is Fluid Degradation?’ in my words.

The following article […]

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    Did you know 70% of machine/equipment failures are traced back to poor fluid quality? Did you know 70% of machine/equipment failures are traced back to poor fluid quality?

    Did you know 70% of machine/equipment failures are traced back to poor fluid quality?

Did you know 70% of machine/equipment failures are traced back to poor fluid quality?

In this day and age of fluid awareness does this statistic still surprise?

Given the multi -billion dollar Reliability Engineering industry that is dedicated to setting up maintenance programs to ensure machines are dependable and have an appropriate lifecycle. Yet, go into any hydraulic workshop scattered across the country, small or large and there are thousands of examples where a system has failed due to poor fluid quality.

Why? Is the fluid maintenance message not getting through?

Perhaps there are more machines then reliability engineers, or there is still the attitude, “She’ll be right mate” when it comes to fluid […]

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    Article 8: What makes an Engineering Drawing, like a Fluid Power Schematic Valuable? Article 8: What makes an Engineering Drawing, like a Fluid Power Schematic Valuable?

    Article 8: What makes an Engineering Drawing, like a Fluid Power Schematic Valuable?

Article 8: What makes an Engineering Drawing, like a Fluid Power Schematic Valuable?

Did you know that statistically 85% of Projects go over budget!  Why?

Genae Valecia Hinesman, posted an interesting article “10 Reasons Why Projects Go Above Budget” (www.chron.com) and there are thousands articles with similar story lines. A common theme through these articles is poor communication and lack of detail, is often cited as the leading cause for a project to run off the road.

The challenge: can this statistic be reduced and project target budgets achieved?

Let’s look at one of the inner blame centres: Engineering;

Engineers/Engineering departments often get invited to look at a hand sketch drawing idea from a […]

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    Article 6: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 5 (Fluid) Article 6: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 5 (Fluid)

    Article 6: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 5 (Fluid)

Article 6: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 5 (Fluid)

As presented in Article 1: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 1; we discussed the concept of using fluid to transfer mechanical energy into fluid power to perform a “Work” function.  Touching on  the four key fluid power elements  Energy,  Flow, Pressure and Fluid.

In this article we are going to expand further on this substance called; “Fluid”

The principal of using fluid to drive an actuator to create a work function to lift or turn an object has been a around for hundreds of years. The topic of Fluid in a fluid […]

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    Article 3 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 3 (Work) Article 3 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 3 (Work)

    Article 3 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 3 (Work)

Article 3 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 3 (Work)

Week 19, Article 3 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 3 (Work)

 

As presented in Article 1: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 1 (History lesson) we discuss the concept of using fluid to transfer mechanical energy into fluid power to perform a “Work” function.  We touched on the four key elements Energy, Flow, Pressure and Fluid.

In this article we are going to expand on this principal  –  “Energy”imagesCAQHJ5IU

The fundamental foundation for  designing a […]

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    Article 2: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 2 (Fluid Power Components) Article 2: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 2 (Fluid Power Components)

    Article 2: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 2 (Fluid Power Components)

Article 2: Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 2 (Fluid Power Components)

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What components make up a Fluid Power System?

As presented in our earlier Article 1 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 1, we discussed and described Fluid Power as the use of fluid under certain conditions to generate, transmit & control flow and pressure – which enables a work function to be completed.

The focus of this article is to look at the components that drive a fluid power system. The uniqueness for incorporating  Fluid  […]

By |April 11th, 2015|Fluid Power|1 Comment
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    Article 1 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 1 Article 1 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 1

    Article 1 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 1

Article 1 : Introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power – Part 1

Week – 15, Fluid Power – Part 1

The term fluid power covers a very broad description of a technology principal, that uses a confided fluid to convert energy from a mechanical input power source to a fluid power output source.  This  following blog  provides an introduction to the amazing world of Fluid Power, with a how a simple concept of using Energy, Flow, Pressure and Fluid changed the world.

An important note; we all know there is a plethora of Fluid Power articles scatted across the internet and beyond, describing many different views […]

By |April 4th, 2015|Fluid Power|1 Comment
  • Specialising in Fluid Power Circuit Drafting
    Want to know how a professional schematic is going to add value to your application? Want to know how a professional schematic is going to add value to your application?

    Want to know how a professional schematic is going to add value to your application?

Want to know how a professional schematic is going to add value to your application?

Want to know how a professional schematic is going to add value to your application?

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7 key benefits – By having your circuits professionally prepared will add significant value and peace of mind that your projects are organised. The benefits presented here come from being involved with many different fabrication projects that could have been improved with more time invested in the preparation stage of the project, these benefits are:

1. A well prepared schematic becomes a valuable asset, because it will give your application a clear history of what was […]

By |November 4th, 2013|Fluid Power|1 Comment