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Thermal pastes: The what, how and why.

What is thermal paste?

Thermal pastes are known by many names, thermal grease, thermal compound and CPU grease to name a few. All of these are essentially the same thing, they are all substances that are used to promote better heat conduction between two surfaces. They are commonly used in computers and electronic equipment between microprocessors and a heatsinks.

Why you should be using a good quality hydraulic oil

A simple Google search of "hydraulic oil" will return an array of oils and fluids from all different manufacturers. So, which one do you choose? Your initial thoughts may be along the lines of "I just need something to put in that will do the job".

This may be the case but never has the phrase 'buy cheap, buy twice' been so true, in fact maybe the right phrase is 'buy cheap, replace twice as often and replace your machine parts twice as quick'. Basic hydraulic fluid will of course do the job, for a limited amount of time. But what does a good quality hydraulic oil do? 

Oil Condition Monitoring: Why you should be doing it.

As oil flows through your machine it collects tiny flakes of metal from the gears that then circulates around the machine along with the oil. Although these are tiny once they build up they can start to damage the gears of your machine and can also degrade the gear oil and the additives inside it. If this is not picked up it can lead to breakdown of the machine which means down-time for the production line.

What is hydraulic oil?

Hydraulic oils or Hydraulic fluids are fluids that are non-compressible that are used in all kinds of hydraulic machinery or equipment including cranes, diggers, drill floor power units and hydraulic ring mains. They can by synthetic or mineral based and are used in the transfer of power but can also be used as a sealant, coolant or lubricant in machinery or equipment.

Choosing the right industrial gear oil: What you need to know?

When it comes to maintaining the gearbox of your machine, choosing the right industrial gear oil is crucial. It should be considered during all set up or maintenance as it is an integral structural element. When selecting a gear oil, certain parameters should be considered. Parameters such as speeds, performance, environmental influences (weather conditions etc) and special operating conditions (extreme temperatures) need to be considered.

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