01 Aug 2023

5 golden rules for good maintenance of hydraulic systems in summer

5 golden rules for good maintenance of hydraulic systems in summer

With the arrival of summer, it is essential to pay special attention to the maintenance of hydraulics system.

Proper oil filtration plays a crucial role in maintaining the performance and durability of both mobile and stationary hydraulic systems, protecting them from contaminants and ensuring that they operate efficiently.

Caring for hydraulic machinery in the summer sun

This month we explore the 5 Golden Rules for good maintenance of hydraulic systems during the summer. By following these guidelines, you can maximize the efficiency of your equipment, reduce the risk of unplanned downtime or breakdowns, and extend the life of your components.

Read on to find out how to take care of your system!

Rule 1: Check the oil level

Check the oil level in the system tank according to the system manufacturer’s recommended schedule.
If the oil level is below the indicated minimum level, add clean fluid up to the manufacturer’s recommended level, using the lubricant recommended by the manufacturer for your specific machine. Replace the oil if necessary.

Rule 2: Clean the filters for optimal performance

Oil filters play a critical role in keeping your hydraulic system clean. Check the filters regularly, at least once a month, and replace the filter element if is completely closed up. This simple check will help prevent the build-up of contaminants and ensure that the system operates efficiently.

Rule 3: Check pipes and fittings to avoid leaks

Significant temperature variations can affect piping and fittings, causing potential leaks or damage. Carefully inspect pipes for cracks, breaks or leaks. In addition, check fittings and make sure they are securely connected.

Rule 4: Protect machinery from excessive heat

During the summer, hydraulic machinery can overheat due to high temperatures. Make sure that machinery is located in well-ventilated places and that it is protected from direct exposure to the sun. If necessary, use screens or covers to reduce heat exposure. Also, check that any cooling systems are working properly to avoid overheating.

Rule 5: Preventive maintenance for system longevity

Preventive maintenance is essential to ensure that your hydraulic machinery has a long life span and performs optimally. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule for regular oil changes, periodic component inspections and filter cleaning to detect potential problems early and thus prevent costly breakdowns.

UFI Filters, your reliable partner for questions and service

By following these 5 golden rules for good maintenance of hydraulic systems, you will be able to keep your system in top condition during the summer and maximize its efficiency and durability.

Always remember to refer to the manufacturer’s specifications and consult an expert if in doubt.

If you would like more information on hydraulic filtration during the summer, UFI Filters Hydraulics is the ideal partner to rely on.

Contact our sales team for personalized advice, during the summer season and throughout the year!