Regularly review hydraulic system maintenance, always make sure to follow manufacturer recommendations and industry best practices. Also, consider the storage condition, external influences, working pressure and usage frequency of your system to tailor your maintenance schedule and procedures.
Overall, you should perform maintenance at three levels:
- Daily tasks: Take care of a few simple daily checks to avoid issues. For example, personnel should check the oil levels, hoses and connections and listen to the pump for abnormal sounds.
- Routine tasks: Plan and execute a weekly and monthly maintenance routine, checking for the most common failure sources given your system’s working conditions. These should include components, filters and the condition of the oil.
- Complete system checks: Depending on the conditions of your system, you and your team should perform complete systems checks monthly, quarterly or annually. Tasks should include running a comprehensive report on the system, cleaning devices, draining the system and replacing damaged parts.