Unscheduled Downtime can create greater issues than just damaged or unreliable equipment. Downtime refers to any event in which production is inhibited or delayed due to unforeseen machinery damages or failures. Issues of downtime include unnecessary costs of replacing and repairing equipment along with the costs of keeping a worksite open without any operations being able to take place.
Hydraulic systems store fluid under tremendous pressure, typically 2,000 PSI. Not only is the fluid under a huge amount of pressure, it is also hot and toxic.Working on complex hydraulic mining systems can be dangerous and demands strict safety rules.
Here are some general safety guidelines to follow when dealing with high-pressure hydraulic cylinders.
There are many different applications for hydraulic equipment in a variety of modern systems, ranging from small systems in automobiles to the heavier systems used in larger machinery like mining equipment.
Any downtime results in lost production time and money, but if you can rebuild or repair the Component you can significantly reduce costs associated with downtime of your equipment, resulting in improved productivity.
Many businesses that require hydraulic machinery in day-to-day operations are under increasing pressure to reduce their costs and spending each year. More than $600 billion per year is spent by the industry in general on repairing damage caused by wear. (Source: Machinery Lubrication).
Reduce the cost of running hydraulic equipment by considering factors including maintenance, physical inspection, hydraulic fluids, repair, and subsequent downtime.
Repair and service of hydraulic cylinders is a crucial process that should be done regularly. This will stop any issues from developing and will also extend the lifetime of the cylinder, minimising the downtime and expense associated with a broken cylinder.
A hydraulic cylinder functions as the primary driver at the heart of many kinds of machinery. Small issues can have larger knock-on effects to the rest of the associated parts as well as potential injuries to those operating it.
Hydraulics operate under enormous amounts of pressure. Due to a combination of factors, these components will wear over time, creating serious problems and potential risks.
Repairing or replacing worn hydraulic components can be a costly and timely process, affecting your productivity. By acknowledging that these components will be exhausted throughout their life by high-pressure hydraulic solutions and other factors, you can effectively manage and prevent any issues.
The mining industry will favour repair over machinery / equipment purchases in the next few years.
With nickel prices dropping to $6.59 AUD/lb from over $9 AUD/lb, & Gold prices have also dropped from $1,624 AUD/ozt to 1,611.29 AUD/oz, there are reports suggesting that the mining boom is over.
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