How To Deal With A Hydraulic Cylinder Breakdown
A hydraulic cylinder breakdown can be a serious problem. If you are not familiar with how to deal with the situation, it can be not easy to know what to do. This blog post will discuss what to do if your hydraulic cylinder breaks down. We will cover the steps you need to take to troubleshoot the issue and get your equipment up and running again.
Look For Obvious Damage
The first step that you need to take is to look for any apparent damage. If there is a leak in the system, it will be easy to spot. There may also be damage to the cylinder itself. If you see any damage, it is vital to take note of it and ensure that you repair it before continuing.
Check The Fluid Levels
Next, you need to check the fluid levels in the system. If the hydraulic cylinder is not properly lubricated, it can cause problems. Ensure that the fluid levels are where they should be and that there is no air in the system.
Examine The Hydraulic Cylinder
Once you have checked for any apparent damage and made sure that the fluid levels are where they should be, you need to take a closer look at the hydraulic cylinder. There are several things that you need to check for. First, you must ensure that the piston is free to move up and down. If it is not, then there may be something blocking it. Next, you need to check the seals on the piston. If they are damaged, they will need to be replaced. Finally, you need to check the rods that connect the piston to the rest of the system. If they are bent or damaged in any way, they will also need to be replaced.
If you find any damage while examining the hydraulic cylinder, it is crucial to repair it before continuing.