Flowfit on 29.01.2020What Are Directional Control Valves & How Do We Use Them?Directional control valves are used to control fluid flow (hydraulic oil, water or air) into different paths from one or more sources, ensuring that they follow a specific path. This is usually controlled by a spool inside of the valve cylinder that...Read more
Flowfit on 17.12.2019Common Log Splitter Problems And What To Do When They AppearHydraulic Log Splitter systems use pressurised fluid to power a force that is used behind a wedge to split wood. If the log splitter seems weak or not performing as it should then there is a strong likelihood that something is not right with how the...Read more
Flowfit on 05.12.2019The Two Main Types of Log SplittersAs we head further into the winter months, those of us with open fires will be thinking more about getting these fires lit. There is nothing better than spending a cold, crisp winter evening huddled under a blanket with a homely warm fire burning in...Read more
Flowfit on 28.10.2019How Do You Calculate The Recommended Hose Diameter In Millimetres For Pressure And Suction Lines In A Hydraulic Circuit? Hydraulic circuit systems that are using a properly sized hose will perform more efficiently and cost more effectively than those that aren’t. If the hose is too small this can increase the fluid velocity causing undesirable results.
Flowfit on 10.10.2019Calculate The Power Required To Generate Hydraulic Pump Flow The role of a hydraulic pump is to provide sufficient pressure to overcome the operating pressure of a system to move hydraulic fluid at a required pump flow rate. To achieve the required flow and to ensure you have a suitable pump, you would n...Read more
Flowfit on 19.08.2019Working Out The Cc Measurement Of A Hydraulic Gear PumpWhen it comes to using hydraulic gear pumps it is important to make sure that you have accurate measurements of all parts of the pump, especially the cc. This is because the hydraulic gear pump is one of the main components used in manufacturing, con...Read more
Flowfit on 03.07.2019Keep your Hydraulic Solenoid from failing!Keep your Hydraulic Solenoid from failing!
Hydraulic system components such as Cetop Solenoid Valves are used to form a hydraulic circuit. These are common components and are often used in hydraulic powerpacks and standalone hydraulic manifold block...Read more
Flowfit on 27.06.2019Keep Your System Working With Hydraulic Control Valve MaintenanceYour hydraulic system can’t work without a range of different components. Some of the most essential parts of your system include your hydraulic control valves. These components are used to control a range of different metrics within you...Read more
Flowfit on 23.05.2019What Causes A Hydraulic System Failure?Hydraulic systems of all shapes and sizes can fail. This may not happen very often, however most of the reasons for these failures can be prevented with the right care and checks.
There are four main reasons for hydraulic system failures.
Flowfit on 16.05.2019A Guide to Hydraulic Cylinders! Where you’ll find large scale, or even smaller sized, mechanical equipment, chances are you’re also going to find hydraulic cylinders. These ubiquitous pieces of equipment haven’t changed much since their introduction due...Read more
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