Download the new technical article to learn how upgrading legacy extrusion press hydraulic systems can dramatically improve press performance, reduce costs and extend its operational life.
With proper maintenance and life-cycle management, many extrusion presses operate productively for decades. Eventually, however, hydraulic pumps, control valves and other devices can no longer be maintained and repaired, leading to increased press downtimes and inefficient operation.
This technical article details the costs and impact of operating extrusion presses with out-of-date hydraulics. It also provides an approach to solving these challenges: retrofitting legacy hydraulics systems with a modular hydraulics replacement solution.
Today’s high-performance hydraulics technology incorporates smart technologies and connectivity that make it easier to implement Industry 4.0 capabilities such as advanced diagnostics, predictive maintenance and real-time production data collection. The article describes how these technologies offer:
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