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Mistakes To Avoid When You Need Hydraulic Rams Repairing
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Mistakes To Avoid When You Need Hydraulic Rams Repairing

posted in Flowfit Hydraulics by Flowfit on 11:01 Mar 9th, 2015<< Back to Flowfit Hydraulics

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Due to the nature of the design of any machine that uses moving parts, there will inevitably be times where replacements or repairs are needed. This is true of many hydraulic components including hydraulic rams. If your rams are in need of repair, be sure to avoid these mistakes.

Common Mistakes To Be Wary Of When Your Hydraulic Rams Need Repairing

The first one is actually surprisingly common. Many people take their hydraulic rams to be repaired by companies that actually specialise in hydraulic hoses. Now, this can be slightly forgiven on the outside. Surely a company that manufactures and repairs hydraulic hoses knows all the ins and outs about everything hydraulic? This isn’t necessarily the case.

Chances are, the company will take your rams and cylinders from you and then ring round to find the nearest specialist repair company. Then they will drive up the cost of parts and labour. And, because they’re in the business to make money, they’ll probably plump for the cheapest repair service. This means poor quality workmanship and materials are more likely to have been utilised which will greatly affect the life span of your repaired cylinders or rams.

This brings us on to the next mistake. Don’t always go for the cheapest available option. It’s important to reiterate that the materials used and the work completed will often be below standard. It defeats the point of sending away rams and the like for repairs only to have them break again soon due to shoddy workmanship.

What Else Should You Look Out For?

Another error is to take it to your local engineering firm (if you happen to be located near one). Of course, they’ll generally be experts in providing all round engineering services. This doesn’t mean though that they’ll know the tolerances and surfaces finishes that specialised hydraulic units require. More often than not, you’ll receive back your hydraulic rams which will then have broken seals and leak in the near future. It’s always best to work with a specialist.

Many people decide to have a go themselves. Well, why not? It can be a great money saver and everyone wants to get their equipment going as fast as possible. But, to be blunt, it’s highly likely that you’re not an expert in the ins and outs of hydraulic repair (though if you are, good stuff!). Meddling with pieces of machinery, especially ones used in high pressure environments like hydraulic rams and cylinders, can often result in injury which may prove fatal. Don’t run this risk. Take it to a professional instead.

What Should You Do With Hydraulic Rams When They’ve Stopped Working?

If you bought your hydraulic rams from Flowfit, there’s one clear course of action. Get in touch with us! We have a 12 month guarantee on all of our products. If any faults occur during this time we will be more than happy to repair them free of charge.

If you’re still not satisfied, we can either offer you a replacement or will give you a full, no hassle refund. With customer service like this, we’ve gained thousands of international customers. Join them today and order all your hydraulic rams and other components from UK market leaders Flowfit.

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