The hydraulic pump acts as the heart of your heavy machinery. A malfunctioning pump will not be able to produce the power needed for your machinery to operate properly. Fortunately, investing in a hydraulic pump rebuild can be a more affordable option than purchasing an entirely new pump.
Once your pump has been rebuilt by a hydraulic professional, it's critical that you engage in proper assembly if you want to extend the life of the pump in the future. Use these tips to ensure that your rebuilt pump is assembled properly on-site so that you don't cause irreparable damage to the newly repaired part.
1. Isolate the Assembly Site
The efficacy of your rebuilt hydraulic pump depends on the cleanliness of your workspace during installation. You should isolate the assembly site before the repaired pump arrives. This means eliminating any grinding or welding operations in the vicinity.
These manufacturing processes release particulate matter into the air. If any of these particles infiltrate your hydraulic pump, serious damage could be sustained once the pump is put into operation. You can easily prevent contamination by isolating the assembly site while you install your rebuilt hydraulic pump.
2. Filter Your Air Supply
Many manufacturers rely on compressed air to help clean out pipes and hoses in their hydraulic machinery. Compressed air can make it a lot easier to clean out your machinery in a short period of time, but this air also poses a contamination threat to your hydraulic pump during assembly.
You need to make sure that your compressed air system is fitted with a filter that can remove all particulate matter from the air being fed into the compressor. Filtering your air supply will help you avoid any accidental contamination and extend the life of your rebuilt pump.
3. Open Components as You Go
Another simple thing that you can do to help preserve the quality of your hydraulic pump during assembly is keeping all the components sealed until you are ready to add them to the pump. Rebuilt components will be sealed by the hydraulic company that certified them.
Keeping these parts sealed until just before they are added to the pump assembly will help keep seals soft and supple, and it will also protect components from airborne particles that might contaminate the pump over time.
Assembling a rebuilt hydraulic pump is not a task that should be taken lightly. Make sure that you are prepared to avoid contamination during the assembly process so that your rebuilt pump will last.