Hydraulic Equipment Repair
in Houston, TX
The go-to leader in hydraulic equipment repairs in the state of Texas is Sapphire Hydraulics. Our years of experience, along with the knowledge and skills of our staff have made us the premier company in the region for carrying out all kinds of hydraulic system repairs. We can also provide whatever replacement parts you might need for your hydraulics systems, and we can even custom design and manufacture any unique parts requirements you might have for your specialized machinery.
Brief History of Hydraulics
Most people are aware that harnessing the tremendous power of fluid in motion has been around for centuries, and even thousands of years. Literally thousands of years ago, water was used to turn huge wheels, and during all the time since then, it has evolved into a formalized system of fluid power, although today’s fluid systems are highly pressurized.
It didn’t take long for people to realize that water was not the best substance for driving hydraulic motors and pumps, so a non-corrosive oil became the de facto standard. From there, it became a matter of developing hydraulic cylinders, mounting configurations, and better internal designs, all of which increase the effectiveness and productivity of the hydraulic system.
A modern hydraulic system can generate more than 10 times the power of an electric motor, and this makes it ideally suited for applications which require heavy lifting, pulling, or pushing. It can also be precisely controlled, so all that power can be effectively harnessed and used to best advantage.
Everyday Equipment that Uses Hydraulics
You might be surprised to learn how many pieces of machinery are actually driven by hydraulics systems, and the power supplied by these systems actually is essential for the smooth operation and the tremendous capabilities which the equipment has. Below are listed some examples of common, everyday types of equipment which rely on hydraulics to carry out their tasks, and remain very useful in their specific industries or niches.
- Car Lift – these machines typically hoist a car above ground level, so the under-carriage can be worked on by a repairman.
- Fluid Transfer Systems – these systems typically involve water purification or desalination, liquid handling, or the transfer of coolant or heated fluids.
- Hydraulic Accumulators Block – these are pressure storage reservoirs which contain non-compressible hydraulic fluids, and which are maintained in a pressurized environment by some external mechanical source. They serve as devices for the storage of energy.
- Hydraulic Crane – this is a heavy duty piece of machinery often found at construction sites, which is commonly used for lifting or moving heavy objects or loads. Because they’re powered by hydraulic systems rather than electric motors, they are capable of lifting far more weight.
- Hydraulic Drill Motor – a hydraulic drill motor is a mechanical actuator which converts hydraulic flow and pressure into rotation and torque.
- Hydraulic Forklift Rotator – with a forklift rotator, you’ll be able to rotate the forks on a machine so that loads can safely be rotated and moved prior to offloading at a desired location.
- Hydraulic Gooseneck Trailer – a hydraulic gooseneck trailer basically serves as a portable loading dock, and in contrast to traditional drop deck trailers, it has no hazardous slanted ramp boards.
- Hydraulic Hand Crane – this machine is capable of raising and lowering a boom, so as to lift heavy items without using a large hoist system.
- Hydraulic Jack – hydraulic jacks are frequently used for the purpose of lifting elevators in low-rise or medium-rise buildings.
- Hydraulic Motor OMR 100 – this type of motor carries some very distinct advantages over other types of motors, including constant operating torque, high starting torque, high return pressure, high efficiency, long operating life under extreme conditions, compact design, high radial and axial bearing capacity, can be used in both open-loop and closed-loop hydraulic systems, and it can be used with a wide variety of hydraulic fluids.
- Hydraulic Piston – the pistons of a hydraulic system will be located within the hydraulic cylinder, and they provide the back and forth movement which generates power.
- Hydraulic Power Pack – generates massive amounts of power by using fluids to transmit material from one location to another.
- Hydraulic Pump Station – this is another term for hydraulic power station, and it generates power for commercial usage.
- Hydraulic Stand – basically a hydraulic lift, this device is capable of lifting heavy objects to vertical destinations.
- Hydraulic Winch – this is a special type of winch which is most often used in marine applications for moving heavy objects.
- I Beam Log Splitter – used in commercial applications, I-beam log splitters can quickly cut logs in half so they can be used for other purposes.
- Patient Body Lift – generally used in hospital settings, these machines can easily and safely lift patients so they can be moved to beds or operating tables.
- Self-Primed Pump – self-priming pumps are capable of evacuating air from a pump suction line without the use of any auxiliary devices.
- Tank Hydraulic – this kind of tank uses hydraulics to accomplish the loading or unloading of petroleum from a cargo ship or container.
- Telescopic Hydraulic Cylinder – these systems are commonly used on dump trucks so as to raise and lower the bed of the truck when emptying a load.
- Viking Hydraulic Motor – a high-torque, low-speed motor, this motor can be mounted directly on the drum of a winch or to a shaft, without using any intermediate gears. They’re commonly used on forklifts, conveyor systems, car washes, garbage compactors, and hydraulic lifts.
Hydraulic Repair Services
If the hydraulic cylinder fails on your heavy equipment, it can spell disaster which carries a significant amount of downtime with it. Fortunately, the experts at Sapphire Hydraulics have a great deal of experience and skill in repairing any kind of hydraulic cylinder failures, so that your machinery can get back online quickly. If necessary, your hydraulic cylinder can be rebuilt and any replacement parts which are needed can be supplied from our inventory. Whenever you have any kind of hydraulic cylinder issues, make sure to contact us right away, so that you can avoid any prolonged downtime.
Hydraulic Hoses & Fittings
It’s not surprising that hydraulic hoses occasionally require repair or replacement, given the fact that they are typically operating under tremendous pressure. All this pressure is transferred to the walls of the hose, and that can eventually cause a crack or a split which requires repair or replacement. When this happens to your hydraulic hoses, or if you have any problem with your hydraulic fittings, you should contact us at Sapphire Hydraulics, so our skilled specialists can handle the problem for you. If replacement components are necessary, we’ll be able to get those to you promptly, so that minimal downtime is incurred.