Flowfit on 30.07.2021How To Replace A Hydraulic Hose? Every hydraulic system has mechanisms that require hydraulic hoses to make them functional, however over time these hoses begin to deteriorate, leak and stop working. Replacing these hoses before this happens is the best way to ensure your hydr...Read more
Flowfit on 30.07.2021What is the difference between a single and double acting cylinder? There are several sections you can look at within hydraulic cylinders that would allow you to tell them apart. We’re here to help you figure out which is which and get the most out of your components.
Single Acting Cylinder
These hydrau...Read more
Flowfit on 08.05.2021What can I use a hydraulic system from Flowfit for? Hydraulic systems use pressurised fluid, oil and water to create repetitive movements that are efficient, cost-effective and versatile. They have a wide variety of applications, with the most common being in large industrial settings such as; c...Read more
Flowfit on 08.05.2021Hydraulic Pump Cavitation: Causes & Symptoms Cavitation is the second leading hydraulic pump failure cause, behind contamination. As this can potentially cause damage and compromise your hydraulic system, it is important to understand what it is as well as its symptoms.
What is Cavitat...Read more
Flowfit on 08.05.2021What Are Important Things You Should Know About Hydraulic Motors? This section within a hydraulic system is a rotary actuator that converts hydraulic fluid energy into mechanical power. It works in unison with another component called a hydraulic pump that converts this mechanical energy into hydraulic power....Read more
Flowfit on 15.06.2020Staying Safe - Cleaning Up An Hydraulic Oil SpillStaying Safe - Cleaning Up A Hydraulic Oil Spill
Accidents happen. Knowing how to deal with them is the real challenge. Oil spills are one of the most common types of chemical spills in the workplace. If you work in an environment where an oil spill...Read more
Flowfit on 27.04.2020Why Is It Important To Have An Emergency Spill Kit?Why Is It Important To Have An Emergency Spill Kit?
For any business workspace, when there is the risk of harmful liquids spilling and causing potential harm, having an accessible spill kit to hand is a must. These types of spillages need to be clea...Read more
Flowfit on 09.04.2020Which Oil Can Be Used Within Hydraulic Systems?Which Oil Can Be Used Within Hydraulic Systems?
To ensure the smooth running of any hydraulic system the correct hydraulic oil needs to be present. This is a non-compressible fluid that is used to transfer power within hydraulic machinery and equipm...Read more
Flowfit on 29.01.2020What Are Directional Control Valves & How Do We Use Them?
Directional control valves are used to control hydraulic oil flow 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 chest that mechanically or electri...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
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