Tips For A Successful Hydraulic Cylinder Reseal

Adding a completely new seal to an older hydraulic cylinder is sometimes necessary. Certain things should be done during the resealing process to ensure that the reseal is successful, including these important steps.

Thoroughly Cleaning All Components

Once it is resealed with a new seal, your hydraulic cylinder might perform better than it has in a long time. You don't want to mess up the new seal or have problems with your hydraulic cylinder's performance because of dirty old parts, though. Naturally, all the other components of your hydraulic cylinder don't have to be replaced just because you're replacing the seal, but you shouldn't just leave them dirty, either. 

When you're resealing the hydraulic cylinder, take off the other components and wash them thoroughly. This gets rid of any contaminants, helps prevent grime from getting in the way of a secure seal when the new seal is installed and makes your hydraulic cylinder look like new again.

Looking for Other Damage to the Hydraulic Cylinder

Many problems with hydraulic cylinders can be attributed to faulty or worn-out seals. Obviously, though, seals aren't the only things that can create problems with hydraulic cylinders. When you're removing all of the different components and cleaning them, it's the perfect time to look for other problems with the hydraulic cylinder and its various components. If you do spot problems, you're probably going to want to make these repairs now, while everything is already disassembled. Even though you might be able to handle the resealing yourself, you may want to hire someone who does hydraulic cylinder repair 

Making Sure the Correct Seal is Purchased and Installed

Hydraulic cylinders are used for so many different things and come in many different sizes. There are a lot of seals out there that are made for use with hydraulic cylinders, and you'll want to make sure to buy the right one. Contacting the manufacturer or the dealer that you purchased your hydraulic cylinder from can help you get this information if you don't know which type and size of hydraulic cylinder seal you'll need.

Thoroughly Checking for Leaks Afterward

Even if you know that you have purchased the right seal for your hydraulic cylinder, you'll need to check it after installation to make sure it's properly in place. If it's not, leaks could happen, so you'll want to check for them now rather than finding out about them once you've put your hydraulic cylinder back into use.

For more information, contact a company like HyVal Industries Inc.