Taking A Look At How Excessive Heat Can Cause Hydraulic Repairs In Your Machine Shop

Posted on: 13 September 2016


A smoothly running hydraulic press is one that is running at its proper temperature. When your hydraulic press is experiencing excessive heat issues, you can bet you are looking at repairs if the temperature is not brought under control. You can watch for signs that can cause your hydraulic press to run too hot, so you can prevent that from happening. Follow these tips for preventing high temperatures on your hydraulic press so you don't have broken machinery on your hands.

Your Hydraulic Press, Its Heat Load, And Heat Dissipation Rate

The key to your hydraulic press running at a constant, cool temperature is ensuring its heat dissipation rate remains higher than its heat load. If your hydraulic press does have a properly maintained cooling capacity, the heat load will exceed your machine's heat dissipation rate and it will begin to overheat. If an overheating issue is not caught in time, the oil will degrade faster and will cause the material the seals are made of to break down. If your press overheating problem is not taken care of in a timely manner, you could end up with repairs for leaking seals and line problems from oil degradation.

A Pressure Drop In Your Hydraulic Press Indicates Overheating

When the pressure drops in your hydraulic press, you can safely bet on an overheating issue taking place. In the event of an internal leak that leads to a pressure drop, higher temperatures will be placed on the machine's heat load. Leaking cylinders can cause a drop in pressure that will lead to overheating, so taking steps to maintain your hydraulic cylinders is vital for a properly running press. In your machine shop, your profits depend on every machine running without down time, so placing maintenance at the top of your list of high priorities is essential.

Maintaining Your Hydraulic Press Heat Exchanger

The heat generated in your hydraulic press is dissipated through a reservoir. If the reservoir is not up to its proper level, heat dissipation cannot take place, causing your machine to overheat. If the core in the heat exchanger is blocked, your machine will overheat. Making certain your machine's heat exchanger is operating properly is important and should always be a part of your regular maintenance inspections.

Your machine shop will operate more smoothly and without unwanted down time by taking steps to maintain your hydraulic presses and prevent them from overheating.