What is the Right Setting for My Oil Temperature Switch?

Hydraulic Temperature
Hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood of any hydraulic system, and is responsible for power transmission, lubrication and heat transfer. Due to component and design efficiencies, as well as external factors, oil temperature can increase and reach a point outside of optimum operating range. This can result in decreased system performance, increased maintenance and damaged components. [...] Continue reading

Which Hydraulic Oil Should I Use?

Hydraulic Fluid

The most commonly used hydraulic fluids are mineral oil-based ISO 32 and ISO 46 fluids. The numbers in their names represent fluid viscosity in centistokes at 100 °F. Additive packages in hydraulic fluids provide the properties necessary to turn base oils into fluids suited for hydraulic applications, setting them apart from lubricating oils. Whereas hydraulic […]

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