4 Hydraulic System Maintenance Tips for Your Rotary Vane Pumps
Hydraulic vane pumps are used for a wide range of applications. This type of hydraulic pump is ideal for applications that require the use of low-viscosity hydraulic fluids. The pump is designed with vanes that slide in a rotor. As the rotor spins inside the pump, it pushes the fluid through the system.
Here are some great maintenance tips for your rotary vane pumps to ensure maximum life before the pumps must be replaced.
Tip #1: Keep the Pump Cool
Vane pumps require operating temperatures be kept within an acceptable range. If the pump gets too hot, it can cause the fluid to degrade, cause premature pump failure, and other problems.
Tip #2: Change the Hydraulic Fluid Often
Make sure to monitor the number of operational hours to know exactly when the oil needs to be changed. Pump manufacturers will supply a fluid change schedule. Just remember to select the right type of fluid for your pumps.
Tip #3: Stock Replacement Vanes and Cam rings.
Certain types of hydraulic vane pumps can be repaired by replacing the rotors, vanes and cam rings. In many case stocking what is referred to as a complete cartridge kits makes the repair more straight forward as it has all the moving parts within it and can be switched over as a complete unit.
Tip #4: Always Use a Filter
To avoid dirt, debris, and excessive contamination from getting into the vane pump, it is essential to use the right size & type of filter. The filter should also be replaced as needed to keep the hydraulic system functioning correctly.
By using these maintenance tips for your rotary vane pumps, you are sure to have fewer premature failures.
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