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Top Environmental Benefits of Hydraulic Cylinders

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   June 29, 2023 08:05

Top Environmental Benefits of Hydraulic Cylinders

Protecting our environment is a growing concern. As equipment manufacturers look for ways to minimize their ecological footprint, it’s helpful to understand the environmental benefits of RAM hydraulic cylinders.

1.  Energy Efficiency

Hydraulic cylinders convert fluid power into energy. By harnessing the power of fluid mechanics, hydraulic systems can efficiently transmit force and control movement with minimal energy loss, resulting in lower operating costs and reduced carbon emissions.

2.  Reduced Material Waste

RAM hydraulic cylinders are durable and reliable. Hydraulic cylinders are designed to function even in difficult operating conditions and heavy loads. Quality design and manufacturing, coupled with adequate maintenance reduces the need for repeated replacements. Cylinders are also a sustainable option for industrial applications because of their long lifespan, which results in less material waste and resource usage.

3.  Versatility and Precision

Exceptional control and precision provides smooth and accurate movement in various applications. Eliminating unnecessary movements and ensuring precise control, hydraulic cylinders help optimize processes, reducing waste and energy consumption. This increased effectiveness benefits both the environment and overall productivity and performance.

4.  Sustainable Fluid Options

While most hydraulic cylinders traditionally use petroleum-based fluids, advancements in fluid technology have developed eco-friendly alternatives. Some examples include bio-based or water-based hydraulic fluids. These sustainable fluid options reduce the ecological footprint associated with hydraulic systems, as they are biodegradable, non-toxic, and pose a minimal environmental risk in the event of a leak or a spill. RAM’s custom approach allows us to modify any hydraulic cylinder design to utilize these sustainable fluid alternatives.

5.  Design & Seal Technology

RAM hydraulic cylinders are built using optimized cylinder design, advanced sealing technology and leak prevention methods to reduce the possibility of leaking.

Using correct recycling and waste management techniques with hydraulic cylinders is another consideration to ensure maximum environmental benefit. Components and materials, like metal, can be recycled once a hydraulic cylinder has completed its life cycle. Recycling lessens the need for fresh resources and the environmental impact of the production and extraction processes.

Along with the advantages for the environment, it is essential to understand the risks if they are not properly maintained. If left unattended, hydraulic fluid leakage can contaminate soil and water sources, harming ecosystems. Regular maintenance is of key importance to ensure environment protection.

Contact RAM Industries to learn how we work to reduce the environmental impact of your hydraulic cylinders.