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Extend seal life in high temperature applications
Monday, April 27, 2020

Industry standard thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are generally chosen for hydraulic equipment used in high pressure sealing applications. But, when these seals are exposed to very high temperatures, they can warp or even melt, resulting in sealing system and equipment failure, which costs time and money. ..

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Abrasion resistance solutions for hydraulic hoses
Monday, March 30, 2020

The majority of hydraulic hose failures occur due to regular abrasion, which can be prevented, ultimately reducing equipment failure and safeguarding workers. Specialised hose shields prolong the life of a hose and are necessary to prevent abrasion damage in hose assemblies.  ..

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Loosen rusted parts easily
Monday, March 16, 2020

Metal parts and equipment that have been exposed to the elements over time often become rusted and frozen. The rust and other deposits build up with age, misuse or neglect. These stuck parts make what should be a routine repair or replacement job a nightmare. A wrench could work on its own, or, if that doesn’t work, you could try a drill, hammer or chisel – but this all takes time and effort. In addition, all this struggling can end up in broken part, equipment or injury. ..

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Extend The Life Of Your Pillow Block Bearings
Monday, June 19, 2017

The support bearings of many machines, located at or near the ends of the shafts, are often far less secure than they need to be. To give the machine the added support it needs and to ensure alignment flexibility, pillow blocks (occasionally referred to as ‘plummer’ blocks) are often used, particularly on conveyor guides, mining equipment, and fan gear. While pillow blocks will certainly aid in extending the life of your equipment, they won’t last without proper maintenance and care.  ..

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