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The risk of purchasing spare parts from places without origin

Combining quality with accessibility is a common task in different segments of the industry. Whether due to trust in the supplier or even the cost of a particular product, the search for replacement parts is increasingly common.

And, although brands prioritize working with new parts, usually sold by authorized companies, there is also the sale of used parts. The latter are offered if the customer does not want to buy a new component. Thus, it is directed to an authorized technical assistance point, so that the service can be evaluated within the appropriate standards.

Some precautions therefore need to be taken. In this sense, this text addresses the risk of acquiring spare parts from places without origin and seeks to bring some important guidelines on the subject. Check out!

The reuse of parts

Cylinder parts can be reused, but only for components such as liner and rods. And for that, a technical report from an authorized person is required. This report is always issued by the manufacturer or an authorized brand. For seals, reuse is not recommended.

This control is essential to avoid risks commonly offered by products without guaranteed origin, such as:

• Inferior quality of the product, which can lead to a stop in the equipment, thus causing a loss of production for the customer;

• Risk of accident due to an inappropriate part; and

• “Cheap can be expensive”, because buying a piece without origin, when the customer needs technical assistance, he will probably not have help.

In addition, serious brands that have an entire authorized network have positive differentials for their customers, such as Hidromas. The brand has approximately 52 points spread throughout Brazil, to provide the necessary support throughout the national territory.

In this way, it is extremely important to be aware of the brands, and check your authorized distributors to make sure that the place or seller you are attending is from an authorized network, to guarantee the purchase of a quality product with the correct specification.

Hidromas keeps a complete list of authorized technical assistance points and sales representatives updated on its website. Access!

In addition, it makes some recommendations regarding the ideal frequency of preventive maintenance to avoid further wear or damage to the cylinders. Look!

Maintenance tips and guidelines

Changing the oil filters: In equipment that operates in the extraction of ores, the recommendation is to change the filter every 06 months or every 1800 hours of equipment operation.

Changing the air filter: It is recommended to change it every 06 months or every 2000 hours of equipment operation.

Hydraulic oil change and tank cleaning: Here, the ideal is that this maintenance occurs annually or every 3600 hours of equipment operation. The level of contamination in the air where the hydraulic system works, number of daily working hours, daily working hours, ambient temperature, working temperature of the hydraulic system, among other factors, directly impact the useful life and need to change this oil.

Retightening the pump fixing nuts and hydraulic connections: The torque must be 85 N.m. for Hydromas Kits. The recommendation is to check and tighten the hydraulic system connections and adapters every 30 days. This can prevent possible leaks.

Repair exchange: The pump and telescopic cylinder repair exchange depends on the respective use. In general, replacement every 15,000 work cycles is recommended, when there are no failures that lead to early replacement. Factors such as ambient temperature, level of oil and ambient air contamination, tipping operation cycle time, number of tipping cycles, number of hours worked per day, among others, also influence this maintenance.

Hidromas also has other relevant information for the care of the products purchased, for the proper functioning of the equipment. If in doubt, contact our team! It will be a pleasure to help you!