Being a premier producer of hydraulic components and systems is one thing, making sure that our products are granted with a second life is completely something else. Therefore we also have a premier Service & Repair department to make this happen. Hydraulic components are capital goods, so it make sense to get the most out of it. In this blog we will focus on the repair of hydraulic pumps.
Pump as the core of the system
The pump is the core of the hydraulic system. Our experienced service engineers can get loads of information about the complete system by analyzing the pump. A thorough analysis of a pump can tell a lot about the quality of the pump and the way the complete system is designed. In a lot of cases a ‘simple’ pump repair leads to system modifications in the field.
Our repair capabilities are a well-kept secret within Parker. As a solutions provider we know Service is always the number one priority. We design our systems to minimize downtime, but if your down we need to react quickly. Parker supports the systems in the field with a 24/7 service hot line.
A normal day at the office
1: Incoming pumps
A typical day in the repair department starts with receiving the pumps that need to be repaired. In The Netherlands, we repair close to 500 pumps per year including closed loop variable pumps, open loop fixed displacement pumps, etc. The pumps are tested on our test benches and when the pumps operation has been analyzed it will be dismounted. After dismounting the broken parts are replaced and the pump can be mounted again.
Keep it REAL
All pumps are repaired under the “Keep it Real” label of Parker Hannifin. Keep it REAL means Recognized, Engineered, Authentic, Leader. Our Dutch repair facility is audited by our Pump & Motors division so that the revised pumps meet the same quality specs as an original new pump. The end user of the pump also has a huge responsibility to meet the lifetime of the pump.
We see a lot of unknown spare parts inside our pumps with a lower quality and therefore leading to shorter life expectation. And this is not only valid for the pump, but for the entire hydraulic system. So keep it REAL and only use original Parker Spare parts or send the pump to Parker to be repaired.
2: Variable Displacement pumps Parker PV Plus
3: Repair of Variable Displacement Close Loop Gold Cup
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Contributed by Ralph Pluimers, ESSD Systems Operations Manager The Netherlands -
Engineered System Solutions Division
Tel: +31 541 585 000
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