The most expensive part in production is the downtime of the machines. Contamination with solids in hydraulic oils is, with over 80%, the most common cause of failures and malfunctions of hydraulic and lubrication systems. The cleanliness of hydraulic oils in machines should be checked regularly.
The particle analysis helps to identify the problems right from the start and to avoid serious damage. Contamination with solids in hydraulic oils is, with over 80%, the most common cause of failures and malfunctions of hydraulic and lubrication systems. Particle analysis is considered an efficient process for condition monitoring and damage prevention of installations. If the user has exact data, he can initiate appropriate countermeasures and prevent damage to the machines.
Contamination of the oils used can already be present in the system before installation. It can arise from the system during assembly, form during operation or be introduced from the outside into the system. Even fresh oils often have insufficient cleanliness. They should therefore be analysed before integration into the system to avoid contamination by filling.
Increased cleanliness requirements and the minimum specifications of the equipment or device manufacturers require a permanent and thorough inspection of the oils used.
The particle counting should be done:
Solid contamination can have various consequences, for example:
A well-defined cleanliness of the sample bottles is absolutely necessary for a precise analysis of the contamination level of oil. The high cleanliness of the IBR sample bottles prevents the liquid samples from being contaminated by the glass and falsifying the analysis.
Due to the technical development, the gap tolerances are lower, the pressure and the flow speed of the oil are always higher. As a result, the demands on the cleanliness of the hydraulic oil for a trouble-free and low-wear operation of the systems have increased enormously.
The particles responsible for abrasive wear and surface fatigue are often smaller than 5 µ.