In my role as NFPA OEM marketing manager I follow many different authors on the topics of pneumatics and hydraulics. When I find an article that relates to some of the blogs we talk about here, I like to share it with the Fluid Power Design Tech Blog readers. The information in the following blog is a good reminder for novices and seasoned professionals alike.
A little over a year ago, one of the Parker Hannifin engineers wrote on the importance of properly operating and maintaining pneumatic cylinders to help keep factory automation equipment up and running. In his blog he gave a number of tips to help companies increase their return on investment. The tips included:
- Avoid side-load mounting
- Prevent contamination
- Consider dry and lubricated service options
- Consider component limits
- Create a checklist
It makes sense, properly maintained systems can and do make a difference in material handling applications. The content in this blog certainly applies today — as it did when written last year. Click here to read the full blog post.
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