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1 January, 2011
A new year has just started, and I am gearing up for a large hydraulic equipment intervention at the Somincor copper/zinc mine (which has Canadian owners, by the way), mentally preparing myself for a 48 hour-long (hopefully less) work day, which starts in a few hours... Therefore the blog update will have to wait for a couple of extra days...

24 December, 2010 wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!, and also (very briefly) an example of Overlapping

18 December, 2010
AC Motor Driven Test Benches - Don't Forget About Power Factor!

14 December, 2010
Extreme Oil Over-Stress

9 December, 2010
Before Opening an Orbital Motor...

5 December, 2010
Disassembling Sauer Danfoss Multi-Function Valves

1 December, 2010
A11VO160 - Broken Connection Rod

28 November, 2010
HP pump M6PV72-72 With Automotive and Pressure Compensator Control and video of Wax Motor Operation

24 November, 2010
If you wonder what can happen if balls get inside a hydraulic motor, check out Balls and Hydraulic Motors

21 November, 2010
Furukawa Battle, and a few words on back-engineering

16 November, 2010
Everybody makes Silly Mistakes (visual and audio examples included)

12 November, 2010
After (yet again) having to repair a completely functional unit in perfect condition, I just HAD TO say something about Broken Not Broken Pumps

8 November, 2010
Speed Sensor Trouble

6 November, 2010
Hydraulic Jacks, Solenoid Valves, Low Voltage and Broken Doors

2 November, 2010
I had to work through the weekend on the Santa Maria (Azores Islands), returned this morning. Will answer all the e-mails as soon as I can! One of the battles involved the Furukawa excavator, the article is due. For now some scrap metal pics or how a Bearing Failure Destroys a Motor

27 October, 2010
Another charge pressure related post, this time on Closed Loop Flushing

23 October, 2010
Piston Shoes Go Flat

19 October, 2010
Charge pressure discussion continued in Let Us Read Your Charge Pressure

15 October, 2010
Thinking about charge pressure or How High is Your Low?

11 October, 2010
Gear Pump funeral

8 October, 2010
Mulit-section Gear Pump Vs. Sauer Danfoss PVG 32

3 October, 2010
Screwed Screw Pump

3 October, 2010
Screwed Screw Pump

30 September, 2010
An emotional preface to a more serious article, or the Travelift Adventure

26 September, 2010
Uchida AP2D14LV1RS7 Double Piston Pump