How often should I take an oil sample? From which machines should I sample? These are typical questions I’m asked when visiting plants during the development of a lubrication program.
Hydraulic fluid performs multiple functions, such as power transmission, lubrication, heat transfer, and conveyance of contamination into filters. With the important roles played by fluids, proper fluid selection is critical in maximizing performance and life of hydraulic pumps, motors, and other components.