Hydraulic systems are designed to operate seamlessly with the help of liquid lubricants that are kept intact with the help of seals. Over time seals wear off and begin to cause leakages that can run down your entire hydraulic system. Maintenance programs aim at repairing broken or worn out will help prevent seal leaks. This will help reduce chances of system downtime and frequent repairs. Seal replacement jobs take a matter of 1-2 hours to have the hydraulic system back to its working condition.
Working with a leaky cylinder is extremely dangerous, since it cuts down the lifespan of your cylinders, valves and pumps. Worn out seals are less effective, as the sharp edges tend to be rounded. This allows more oil to pass and does not shear the lubricant off the rod of the hydraulic cylinder barrel. When this happens, the rod begins to retract and causes slobbering or a leaky cylinder. When this happens, you need to quickly replace the seals to avoid dust and other contaminants from getting into the system. The valves and their metering surfaces are eroded as dirt wedge between the spool and the barrel.
If you see droplets of oil or hear funny sounds in your system, call an experienced technician to help you with hydraulic cylinder seal replacement to increase machine run-time and reduce costly repairs.