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» RYCO Filters mean Less Contamination for your Hydraulic System

RYCO Filters are needed to remove contamination from a hydraulic system. Contamination increases wear on hydraulic components resulting to increased breakdowns. So, the cleaner the fluid, the longer the life of the system components.

Would you like to reduce the risk of unscheduled breakdowns?

If so, RYCO offers a wide range of filters and filtration accessories including inline spin-on, heavy duty inline, tank top, suction strainers, diffusers, air breather, filler cap/strainer, push-on filler as well as level and temperature gauges.

How do RYCO Filters work to remove contamination from your hydraulic system?

Filters work by passing hydraulic fluid through filter media, trapping particles of contamination allowing clean oil to flow through to the outlet. When choosing a RYCO filter, it is important to select an adequately sized filter; one that will not cause too great a pressure drop with the expected flow rate in a system; and one that will not become blocked quickly and require changing of the filter element too often.

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        Filters in action when removing contamination

Therefore, when selecting filters, you need to consider the following things:

  • Where will the filter be used?
  • Working pressure of the hydraulic system
  • Required cleanliness – Micron rating of filter, Beta ratio
  • Pressure drop – Oil viscosity, micron rating, filter size
  • Bypass Valve

Where does contamination come from?

Contamination can either be introduced into a hydraulic system from outside, entering the hydraulic system during repair, maintenance or component replacement, as well as through tank breathers, including water condensation. It can also enter through worn or damaged seals on hydraulic cylinders or motors.

Contamination can also be produced within the hydraulic system, through component wear, oil ageing and refilling operating fluid.

Contamination can include soild particles of dirt/dust, metal and rubber. It also includes liquids including water, oil sludge, varnish.

Where are filters used in hydraulic systems?

Filters are used in four common areas of hydraulic systems:

RYCO introduces new filters each year to remain at the forefront of the industry! With the development of improved filtration materials, the performance of RYCO filters has increased meaning improved filtration at no extra cost for you.

Stay tuned for new RYCO filters and keep your hydraulic system contamination free!

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