Your filtration micron (beta ratio) rating is more important than ever before.
Hydraulic oil contaminants are your enemy
A free contaminant (bad) is a happy contaminant.
Trap them with your filtration, not between your expensive hydraulic components.
Proper filtration greatly decreases down time.
You can never remove all the particles that hydraulic components generate.
But you can minimize how rapidly it destroys its components.
Today’s hydraulic components are working at higher pressures so that manufacturers of hydraulic pumps and components can make them physically smaller.
Higher pressure means that there is smaller clearance of oil film between moving parts whereas a smaller particle of contaminant can become trapped.
Today’s equipment manufacturers are trying to reduce cost to become more competitive
They do not always keep up with the needed filtration for prolonged life of components e.g. (after warranty).
Note—a lower (better) beta ratio of a filter also means that a filter has to be larger size (more $$$) to reduce back pressure (wasted horse power) from the flow of hydraulic oil (wasted horse power, wasted. $$$).
At Hydrostatic Services our sales staff and technicians can help you determine if adequate filtration is on your equipment.
Bearings do have a rated life
Don’t let the bearings in your hydraulic system destroy your components.
Our technicians at Hydrostatic Services do consider bearing life when repairing your components.