WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FAILURE OF THE HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS? Cylinders are mainly used in the agricultural sector, the construction sector, industrial handling or even in the transport sector. In the event of a breakdown, the entire system can malfunction and in some cases this can cause significant damage or even be dangerous. So what to do when a breakdown occurs?
The different possible failures of hydraulic cylinders
The most common faults that cause actuator malfunction are:
It is possible that the rod twists if there is too much resistance during the extension of the cylinder. We can then opt for a replacement of the rod or correct its position if the torsion is slight.
Leakage of hydraulic fluid from cylinder
This is the most common failure. The leak can be external and we then see the fluid escaping from the cylinder, or be internal, and in this case the fluid escapes outside the chamber. This failure is sometimes difficult to locate in the event of an internal leak. The leak can be due to two causes: wear of the rod causing a micro-scratch but large enough for the fluid to escape, or wear of the seals which are no longer tight enough to contain the fluid.
It sometimes happens that the cylinder suffers damage due to an external shock, this happens in particular on delicate construction sites in which the machines are exposed to projections or debris. In these cases it is necessary to repair the damaged part or the whole cylinder if the damage is too great.
Call on specialists in the repair of hydraulic cylinders
Maintenance is important and it is therefore necessary to call on a hydraulic cylinder specialist such as SAH Leduc, which is a manufacturer of cylinders, and which also offers repairs in the workshop, in the event of a breakdown.
A meticulous repair of the cylinders
Reinforcement of the rods can also be considered when the cylinder is exposed, such as on construction machinery for example.