Why Your Hydraulic Machine Probably Needs an Oil Cooler—and a Big One!

A lot of attention is paid to contamination of hydraulic fluid, usually viewed as dirt, water, and air. But heat is also quite detrimental to hydraulic fluid and may account as many component failures as “regular” contamination.

How to Select and Size Hydraulic-Oil Coolers

Heat kills hydraulic systems. That’s why hydraulic oil coolers are widely used in a diverse range of agricultural, mobile, manufacturing, and industrial settings. They remove excess heat generated by energy losses in a system, as well as that from external sources such as engines, furnaces, and even the surrounding environment.

Hydraulic Cylinders: The Basics

When hydraulic systems must produce linear motion, hydraulic cylinders become their most important component by converting fluid pressure and flow to force and velocity.