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Why you should get your hydraulic cylinders professionally tested

05-04-19

While it’s unlikely to experience problems when purchasing high-quality hydraulic cylinders, it’s not impossible. If you do find yourself with a faulty component or cylinder and need to determine the issue, conducting testing yourself can be tempting. While the internet may be rife with explanations on how to test hydraulic cylinders yourself, safety warnings should not be ignored.

Why might my hydraulic cylinders need testing?

You may need to get your hydraulic cylinder tested for a number of reasons. For example, it may have been used outside of its intended tolerances, was poorly engineered or manufactured, or has developed a mechanical fault such as a leak, usually due to excessive use.

In some instances, the fault is obvious. But for when that isn’t the case, testing will rule out serious faults and identify any necessary component swaps.

Regular testing can also help establish benchmarks for your hydraulic cylinders, allowing changes to be monitored over time and leaks detected at an early stage – reducing the risk of a dangerous mechanical failure.

Why can’t I conduct the test myself?

While testing cylinders ‘at home’ may be marketed as safe if you know what you’re doing, it can do more harm than good. Not all mechanical failures are obvious and may be made worse with inexperienced intervention.

Some tests promoted online can not only result in damage to the cylinder but may also cause severe injury and even death.

The benefits of a repair department

Getting your cylinders diagnosed and repaired professionally gives you access to knowledgeable engineers and reduces risk of causing damage or injury. If you’re in need of a quick fix, the Jason Hydraulics service and repairs workshop provides counter service and fast delivery for any items not held in stock onsite. Repair departments also hold an extensive range of good quality replacement seals, raw materials and cylinders parts and components.

Having your hydraulic cylinders professionally tested not only ensures the integrity of your equipment but also protects you from accidental injury and damage to property.

To book your hydraulic cylinders in for a test and rework with Jason Hydraulics, or to purchase high-quality hydraulic cylinders from a UK-based manufacturer, please get in touch or call us on 01993 705565. We’d love to discuss your requirements and tell you more about our bespoke services.

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