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What is a Hydrostat?

What is a Hydrostat?

Hydrostats are often misunderstood and mistaking them for pressure reducing valves is not uncommon. The schematic symbol for a hydrostat is indeed the same as that for a pressure reducing valve and in fact, that is exactly what the hydrostat is. It’s easy to miss the way the hydrostat is connected, particularly on the hydraulic installation schematics made by the OEM…

Troubleshooting Hydraulic Proportional Valves

Troubleshooting Hydraulic Proportional Valves

I was recently called to an automotive plant to help troubleshoot a press that would not lower. In order to lower the press, a two stage proportional valve was used to initially allow a fast down speed, then a deceleration speed once it closed on the part. 22.6 volts was supplied from the power supply to the amplifier mounted on the valve, as shown in the picture. When the command was given…

GPM’s Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Online Training Course

GPM’s Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Online Training Course

Since 1994, GPM has been presenting live troubleshooting classes to major corporations such as General Motors, Goodyear, International Paper, Georgia-Pacific and Nissan, to name a few.  Now you can attend the same presentation right at your computer or mobile device at a time that is convenient for you! This online hydraulic troubleshooting course is led by one of GPM Hydraulic Consulting’s finest instructors and consultants, Alan Dellinger.

Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Workshop in Atlanta (Monroe), GA

Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Workshop in Atlanta (Monroe), GA

We are going to be conducting our Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting workshop in Atlanta (Monroe), GA November 14th – 16th. This three-day hands-on workshop is designed for electricians, millwrights, supervisors, reliability technicians and anyone who is responsible for the hydraulic maintenance of your plant machinery. Maintenance personnel look at hydraulics differently than engineers, salespeople, or manufacturers…

Speaking at IDCON in March 19-22

Speaking at IDCON in March 19-22

We are very excited to be both speaking at and sponsoring the IDCON Pulp and Paper Industry Reliability and Maintenance conference March 19 - 22, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. Save those dates! Their schedule is packed with high-impact presentations, technical sessions,...

Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Workshop in Newberry, SC

Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting Workshop in Newberry, SC

We are going to be conducting our Basic Hydraulic Troubleshooting workshop in Shreveport, LA October 11th – 13th. This three-day hands-on workshop is designed for electricians, millwrights, supervisors, reliability technicians and anyone who is responsible for the hydraulic maintenance of your plant machinery. Maintenance personnel look at hydraulics differently than engineers, salespeople, or manufacturers…