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Machine Tool Installations Done Right

Modern machine tools provide high performance, reliability and precision. Advantages and benefits that you can’t achieve without a genuine installation team. Sadly, many machine tools aren’t correctly installed, resulting in decrease productivity, increased maintenance and repair and ultimately a lower Return On Investment than previously expected. By installing machine tools, the right way, the first time round, you’ll prevent installation problems before they happen and will get more use out of your machine tools.

Installation Solutions

Machine tool installations require qualified specialized skills in heavy machinery alignment, shocks, and vibration control. That’s why we at Lockhyd have an internal Engineering Department, to supply you with expert engineering design, installation and systems selection in every machine tool installation.

If you are experiencing extreme shock or vibration issues that are affecting the quality of work, contact us for a complete vibration survey audit. Our expert engineers will work with you on-site to calculate exact conditions and suggest solutions for complete shock and vibration control.

Our team at Lockhyd Industrial Hydraulics can assist companies with all machine tool installation and survey. We work alongside our clients to get the best end results and never leave a job undone and our clients not satisfied. Just click on our name to view our website for all our details or pop in at our offices and we would gladly assist you and your business.

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What to look for in a Damping Cylinder

Easy Setup
Following simple steps to setup is the key to the successful use of hydraulic shock dampers. Setting up hydraulic shock dampers should be no more difficult than setting up tooling, but yet it should still be done under supervision or be handled by an experienced worker.
External Access to Internal Openings
External Access to internal opening for fast and easy set up adjustments is essential for any future repairs and maintenance. If the dampers need to be disassembled in order to change internal orifices they are simply discarded and are perceived to be a faulty product, instead of replacement. Therefore, always confirm adjustability.
Monitoring of Internal Pressure
Hydraulic shock dampers should have quality components in order to monitor the internal pressure and temperatures for complete safety. Monitoring the internal pressure will validate if the dampers are performing to their full capacity with no oil leakages. A temperature gauge is essential and necessary during high-speed applications and should always be monitored. The seals are greatly affected by the high temperatures. Knowing the proper operation temperature of the dampers can assist by giving clues to the potential seal life or will indicate that a cooling circuit is required.
A safety pressure relief system should be manufactured into the hydraulic shock damper, as a safety measure for all hydraulic dampers. Every damper will be designed to a pressure rating, depending on the hydraulic damper size. A relief valve will ensure that the damper cannot be over pressured.
For professional assistance visit Lockhyd Industrial Hydraulics and get in touch for any specials we might be running.

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