Hydraulic systems & components

Extending the life of hydraulic cylinders and hoses

First Quarter 2024 Hydraulic systems & components

Extending the life of hydraulic cylinders and hoses is a cinch with Seal Saver. It is a simple solution to a variety of hydraulic and air cylinder rod maintenance issues that boasts excellent resistance to heat, oil, chemicals and water. Seal Saver hydraulic cylinder boots protect seals and cylinder rods from premature failure and extend the life of equipment by preventing rod scoring and corrosion.

The hose protectors are adjustable to fit various hose sizes. Each sleeve wraps around a single hose or bundle to eliminate chaffing and protect them in the toughest working environments. The easy to install protection sleeves use a unique Velcro closure for quick and simple installation, with no disconnection of the hose required. They are ideal for industrial machinery and heavy equipment. The range is available in ballistic nylon, Kevlar, or silicon models, which can all withstand temperatures up to 1000°C. Seal Saver also prevents silt-sized particles from entering the hydraulic system via the rod seals. These tiny particles can act as a lapping compound, causing valves and pumps to wear, and ultimately damaging the entire hydraulic system.

The effectiveness of Seal Saver was dramatically proven at an accident at Rand Refinery, where molten metal spilled. Fortunately, the company had installed Seal Saver protective covers on its 5 m hydraulic cylinders, which effectively protected them from destruction and three weeks of lost production.

For more information contact Craig FitzGerald, ISO-Reliability Partners, +27 10 449 6414, craig@iiso.co.za, www.iiso.co.za

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