Fluid care

How to increase machine availability with targeted cleaning of your fluid!

The problem? Oil cleanliness!

70-80% of hydraulic failures are caused by contaminated oil.

Due to the process, dirt particles are often brought in from the outside and continuously worsen the oil cleanliness.

The contamination of the oil has a direct effect on the service life of the hydraulic components; in the case of proportional valves, a small chip is enough and the valve no longer functions reliably.

The failure of a pump or valve then usually leads directly to a machine standstill with devastating consequences and costs.

Clean and “dry” oil ensures the reliable and fault-free functioning of the hydraulics and the associated hydraulic components.

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The solution? Step 1 – Oil analysis!

The condition of your systems and machines can be determined by a detailed analysis of the medium (lubricating oil, hydraulic oil, etc.).

An oil analysis reveals impending damage and helps to prevent damage. You also save on expensive repair costs with the early damage detection that the oil provides.

With a regular oil analysis, you can schedule your maintenance work and oil changes so that your systems do not stand idle for unnecessarily long periods. Thanks to the permanent monitoring of the oil and machine condition, you also avoid damage-related machine failures.

The solution? Step 2 – Oil cleaning

If the fluid is constantly contaminated due to the process, only efficient filtration (depth filtration, microfiltration) can help!

In most cases, the “standard filtration” of the hydraulic system is not sufficient, as not all conditions and eventualities could be taken into account in the design.

Depending on the priority and probability of failure, the fluid can be cleaned at regular intervals using a mobile off-line filter system.

Off-line oil filter systems can also be retrofitted without any problems in most cases and are a useful addition when it comes to ensuring machine availability!

The result? The results!

The top priority is machine availability and thus the reduction of machine downtimes due to defective hydraulic components!

Maintenance costs are reduced and regular checks of the fluid can be scheduled and carried out!

The service life of the components can be increased many times over with clean, filtered oil, which in turn saves further costs!

1 liter of used oil causes approx. 2.5 kg of CO2, the longer service life of oil and components reduces the consumption of energy and resources required for production and disposal!



Efficient & sustainable oil quality

“I support companies in their oil maintenance with an easy-to-understand procedure to sustainably improve and maintain oil quality. This extends the service life and reduces the probability of system failure.”

– Lars Benk, a passion for oil care

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