INDUSTRIALS Why should you train your team to be hydraulic experts

Déc 26, 2019


Have you ever faced a stopped hydraulic machine without having the hydraulic expertise to do the maintenance? Have you ever faced a hydraulic diagram of your installations without understanding it?  If this happens, it might be time to consider the issue… First answer: in your situation, training is about anticipation. Let’s see the reason.


Training is preventing against hydraulic failures.

In hydraulics, good learners can anticipate breakdowns by carrying out frequently preventative maintenance on their facilities. However, also due to lack of time and cost, many industrials wait for the breakdown to undertake emergency actions that often are expensive. This is a bad point because when you are confronted to a hydraulic problem, it results to a complete stop of the production while the necessary curative repair is carried out (time of replenishment of parts and labour time).

If you had trained your staff, your wo would have avoided the worries of this hydraulic failure. By training your staff, you also help them to take the right actions to prevent these breakdowns. In the same way, these training courses can be covered by the training organisations, subject to the conditions of the OPCA.

An example: are you aware that 80% of hydraulic breakdowns is due to the oil quality?

How do you fill the hydraulic tank of your power-unit? Usually, you open it, you add your hydraulic oil and that’s it, isn’t it? First mistake: indeed, you have potentially polluted your hydraulic installations.

Drainage and all refilling of the hydraulic tanks must be done with a filter unit with a suitable hydraulic filter. Your oil even before it is circulating in your pumps and hydraulic motors is healthy. This basic notion must be known by any hydraulician, whether you are an expert in hydraulics or just novice. Only the result counts: to guarantee the viability of your machine by applying the good methods.

Be trained have a positive impact on understanding your hydraulic system and it help you to communicate your hydraulic issue with hydraulic experts

As you have understood, the basics in hydraulics is to follow the fundamentals: « I use a filtration unit to fill the tank of my hydraulic power station ». It also involves knowing how to read a hydraulic diagram, understand fluid mechanics and the function of the various hydraulic components. Being trained in hydraulics means being able to detect hydraulic breakdowns and communicate them to an expert who will be able to find the appropriate solution.

Meaning that, you will work closely in partnership a hydraulic expert. Finding a hydraulic breakdown is good, knowing how to determine its origin and find the solution is better and more complicated. AMACH’s hydraulic experts are available to help you on it.

AMACH trains your staff and supports you in the assessment of your hydraulic installation

As a conclusion, once trained, your staff can have the required methods to detect breakdowns, set up curative and preventive maintenance in collaboration with an expert. As you will have understood, many years of hydraulic expertise are essential to be an excellent expert, to identify the causes of hydraulic breakdowns and to provide sustainable solutions.

AMACH assists you compagnie in all these steps, from training to the study of your hydraulic challenges in order to provide viable solutions for the future.

Verification of other components of the hydraulic system

To ensure proper maintenance of the hydraulic system, it is also important to check the condition and operation of the other parts and identify any anomalies and signs of wear. These parts are: rotating assemblies, pumps and motor, air filters (often neglected point but may be the cause of a failure), cylinder rods, hoses, fittings … etc. Finally, it is possible to control the state and the efficiency of the pump or motor rotating assemblies, meaning to control of their flow rates, their pressures and their flow rates of drains.

Specific instruments can be installed on the hydraulic unit on a temporary basis so that these parameters can be monitored periodically or permanently to allow continuous monitoring to anticipate failures and thus improve performance.

The proper functioning of a hydraulic power unit depends primarily on the quality of the hydraulic oil.

To carried out your complete maintenance correctly it is essential that your plant uses hydraulic professionals

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