Signs Your Hydraulic Pump Could Be Failing

Common Symptoms Of Hydraulic Pump Problems

The pump is probably the component most subject to wear in a hydraulic system, and the one most likely to cause a sudden or gradual failure in the system.

Hydraulic Pump RepairPump trouble is usually characterized by increased noise, increased heat, erratic operation of cylinders, difficulty or inability to develop full output, decreased speed of cylinders or hydraulic motors, or failure of the system to work at all.

Hydraulic pumps are used in almost every type of production system, from plastic mold injection machines to the common conveyor belt. With proper maintenance, most hydraulic pumps will operate smoothly for years, but eventually, the pressure inside these devices will cause failures that need to be addressed as soon as possible. Below are a few signs you should have your pump taken to a machine shop for repairs.

If your system is suffering from any of these symptoms, then that could be a clear sign that you need to repair, clean, or replace parts of your system. Never let your system run if it’s suffering from any of these problems – they are a real indicator that something is wrong and could result in serious damage to your hydraulics.

1. Unusual Sounds

Hydraulic pumps are designed to work quietly, but as parts wear down and seals deteriorate, you may begin to notice unusual noises. Banging and knocking sounds usually indicate air in the system or cavitation caused by insufficient pressure, which can have serious consequences if not corrected immediately. In many cases, these problems can be eliminated by identifying the point at which air is entering the system and taking steps to correct it.

2. Interior & Exterior Leaks

Many hydraulic leaks occur inside the machine, with no exterior signs of a malfunction. However, you may notice decreased performance, sudden drops in pressure, or oil on the outside of the pump in the case of exterior leaks. In many cases, tightening or replacing a valve or seal may correct the problem before it leads to system-wide failure.

3. Failing Seals

If your seals continuously leak and fail, your pump may be operating with a bent or misaligned rod. Depending on the extent of the damage, a skilled machine shop may be able to repair your existing equipment, allowing you to get the most out of your equipment and minimizing costs.

We are a full service Hydraulic Contractor. We provide field services to Marine and Industrial customers. We provide shop services including, manufacturing, machining, welding, fabrications, remanufacturing of components, and have years of experience in the repair, replacement, and rebuilding of hydraulic components including hydraulic cylinders, hoses, hydrostatic, pumps, etc.

Contact us for all of your Hydraulic Pump Repair needs!


published 3-5-18
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HYDRAULIC & PNEUMATIC SERVICES FOR MINING

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY

For the first time in several years, the global forecast for mining was looking up, according to a speaker at VMA’s 2018 Market Outlook event, held in August 2017.

John Craynon, senior mining engineer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, said they are predicting an industry upturn in the next one to two years, even though commodity prices have not been strong. “A number of large projects and expansions will be coming online before 2020,” he noted. “Exploration is growing, particularly in emerging economies, and even in the U.S. for some commodities.”

According to the NMA (National Mining Association) The strength and future health of the U.S. economy depends on mining, which provides the building blocks for the everyday American experience. Mining supports nearly two million high-paying jobs and contributes to economic activity in every state.

EQUIPMENT THE MINING INDUSTRY RELYS ON

Mining EquipmentMany of our most valuable resources are buried deep in the earth. It takes a lot of power to extract these minerals and fuels so that we can use them for our day-to-day lives. Hydraulics make this extraction possible in a safe and efficient manner.

In North America, 85% of our mining is surface mining. Surface mining is a mining process where the overlying mineral layer (called the overburden) is removed, and then the mineral is removed using tunnels or shafts. Surface mining is a two-part process, and both processes involve the power of hydraulics. Powerful earthmovers remove the overburden, allowing access to the minerals. Then gigantic excavators extract the minerals from the earth. Even transporting the materials from the mining site to the processing plant requires hydraulics, as articulating dump trucks are used to collect and transport.

Large scale operations like mining require equipment that is reliable and safe. These hydraulic cylinders are doing very powerful work, and they need to be able to hold up to the pressure put on them. Hydraulic systems and parts are found in a several equipment types including drills, conveyors, loaders, rock bolters, belt crushers and more.

REPAIR, REMANUFACTURE OR EXCHANGE TO PROTECT YOUR BOTTOM LINE.

Mining Equipment RepairLightning Bay Pneu-Draulics knowledgeable team of industry professionals will work with you to isolate any problems and deliver the right solution for your needs. We know that time is money, and that every moment you cannot properly use your equipment is money down the drain. Our team will provide you with fast service and reliable quotes in an effort to mediate your problem as quickly as possible.

Lighting Bay Pneu-Draulics is Florida’s leading provider of hydraulic services to the mining industry. We have the equipment, personnel, and experience to deliver on-site and off-site hydraulic services to the highest industry standards. From local to worldwide we test, troubleshoot, install, remanufacture, and redesign hydraulic cylinders, gearboxes, valves, winches, and more. Our capabilities surpass others and our fabrication is completed in-house.

  • Our technicians are Fluid Power Certified through the International Fluid Power Society and are on-call 24/7 for emergency or scheduled maintenance.
  • Service trucks w/ cranes are equipped with a torch rig, air service, welding equipment, fittings, adapters, flow meters, standard & Metric seals, etc.
  • Our mobile service trailer is equipped with industrial hydraulic hoses, fittings, adapters, hose crimpers, and tube benders.

With offices in Tampa, FL, and Jacksonville, FL, Lightning Bay Pneu-Draulics offers superior service in the maritime, industrial, manufacturing, machining and construction fields. Our main goal is to meet the customer’s demands in a timely and efficient manner while keeping their bottom line in mind.

How can we assist with your mining and industrial equipment repair needs?
Call us at (813) 655-0806, email info@lightningbay.com, or fill out the contact form to get more information.

 

 

Dependable Hydraulic & Machining Services

Hydraulic Field ServicesLightning Bay Pneu-Draulics is a full service hydraulic and mechanical shop, complete with a substantial machine and fabrication shop. These capabilities enable us to manufacture or repair hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders and repair valves, pumps, motors and other hydraulic or complex mechanical equipment. We are particularly skilled at replicating hard to find parts or repairing machinery no longer supported by the original manufacturer.

We are a full service Hydraulic Contractor. We provide field services to Marine and Industrial customers. We provide shop services including, manufacturing, machining, welding, fabrications, remanufacturing of components, and have years of experience in the repair, replacement, and rebuilding of hydraulic components including hydraulic cylinders, hoses, hydrostatic, pumps, etc.

At Lightning Bay Pneu-Draulics we retain a full-time, in-house staff comprised of trained mechanics, Certified Welders, and a Certified Fluid Power Expert. Offering more experience than most hydraulic shops in the area, we have the capabilities to provide service on cranes, backhoes, trucks, telescoping cylinders, crawler tractors, swing cylinders, PWR steering cylinders, Schwartz Loader Cylinders, Do-All Cylinders, and all farm equipment cylinders.

We truly are your custom solution for every hydraulic scenario. Our continually updated machining equipment allows us to develop increasingly diversified cylinder designs – longer, bigger, shorter, etc.

WeldingWe have a reputation for getting the job done right the first time, while only repairing and replacing those parts that need it. Through comprehensive testing, our technicians stringently inspect every hydraulic unit for wear, durability and damaged components to ensure that you receive the most effective repair possible.

Our mission is to reduce your downtime, which helps your bottom line. We are on-call 24/7 if any emergencies should arise and at any given time we promise to troubleshoot, repair, install, breakdown or maintain your fluid power systems to the best of our ability. Our service technicians are always prepared and carry all the necessary passes and cards to ensure proper access to your facility when you need us most.

We take pride in our work and aim to satisfy our customer base 100%.