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Multi-Viscosity Oil – OK for a Hydraulic System?

Multi-Viscosity Oil – OK for a Hydraulic System?

The short answer is “NO!”. We have been asked several times recently about using multiple viscosity oils to avoid keeping several types of hydraulic oil in inventory or to compensate for wide ambient temperature swings. The theory goes that it works in car engines so it should work in an industrial hydraulic machine. What’s the difference? The difference is simple – oil serves…

The 10 Hydraulic Reliability Checks You Aren’t Making

The 10 Hydraulic Reliability Checks You Aren’t Making

For most industrial plants, hydraulic reliability means little more than checking oil level and changing filters regularly. While these are certainly important reliability checks, there are several others that are largely omitted. In our experience, these are the 10 most commonly missed hydraulic reliability checks that we find to be overlooked.