Maintenance of a hydraulic system, or any mechanical device, involves ensuring that it remains in an operational state whenever it is required. In some cases, the hydraulic system and the machinery it operates may be required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In other situations, the hydraulic equipment may operate for perhaps 10 minutes at a time every few days or weeks. Sometimes, the hydraulic equipment will be operating in the relatively clean and stable environment of a factory, at other times it may be installed on a mobile machine operating in rain, snow, heat or dust. It is unlikely therefore that any one approach to maintenance will be suitable for all situations. This paper will therefore describe first of all the four main philosophies of machine maintenance namely:
- Breakdown maintenance
- Preventive maintenance
- Predictive maintenance
- Proactive maintenance
and explain why the growing trend is towards a predictive maintenance approach.
Download the white paper from Webtec to learn more…
Filed Under: White Papers