Eaton Pump Repair
Hydraulic pumps are used in a wide variety of industrial, construction and mobile applications. Eaton manufacturers high-end products that are renowned for their functionality, durability and reliability. While hydraulic pumps can withstand high-pressure operating environments, specific components may need to be repaired occasionally. Here are some tips and tricks to help you understand the nuances of Eaton pump repair.
Hydraulic Pump Types
You must understand the main hydraulic pump types before you can know how they need to be repaired. There are three main types of hydraulic pumps: piston, vane and gear.
Piston Pumps: Piston pumps are commonly used in manufacturing environments because they can handle complex jobs. Piston pumps utilize a high-pressure seal to move water in the device. These positive displacement pumps allow users to operate the machine in high-stress situations without a decreased flow rate.
Vane Pumps: Vane pumps are less commonly used in industrial applications than other types of hydraulic pumps. These devices operate at very low noise levels and produce a lower pulsation output. While vane pumps are quiet, they still maintain a relatively high-speed level. These pumps are ideal for lower-pressure applications that require a more straightforward configuration.
Gear Pumps: Often considered the most basic hydraulic pump, gear varieties are best for basic applications. Gear pumps displace water by rotating two gears together, creating suction as they separate.
This is not a comprehensive list of all types of hydraulic pumps. Other varieties are used in more complex applications.
Hydraulic Pump Repair
The most common issue you may experience with any type of hydraulic pump is general wear and tear. These devices are comprised of mechanical components that will eventually deteriorate after repeated use. Further, hydraulic pumps are subject to contamination and heat issues.
Eaton pump repair involves restoring an outdated, failing component to resemble its original form and function. Parts can be repaired, but the device will rarely function as well as it did when it was first manufactured. Each component must be fixed in a specific manner to ensure the entire device works within the original manufacturer’s specifications. Further, there are times when outdated pieces are beyond repairing and the whole device must be replaced to restore full functionality. Hydraulic pumps can be repaired as long as dimensions, tolerances and clearance are kept within manufacturer requirements.
Hydraulic Pump Repair Process
Panagon Systems technicians are familiar with the different types of hydraulic pumps, the problems they face and how to resolve the most complex issues. Our experts begin by disassembling the hydraulic pump and visually inspecting each component to identify the problem. Once we locate the issue, we come up with a repair plan. We will replace the element with an original equipment manufacturer part if the original component is beyond repair.
The Difference Between Pump Repair and Rebuild
While the terms repairing and rebuilding are often used interchangeably when referring to automotive repairs, there are distinct differences between Vickers pump repair. Repairing a pump involves dismantling it and identifying the specific component that is causing the device to malfunction. The pump is then reassembled with a new or remanufactured part.
Pump rebuilding typically refers to disassembling the unit for various reasons and then reassembling once the desired action is complete. The act does not necessarily include repairs. Technicians may disassemble pumps to clean individual components or perform a comprehensive assessment. Once the pump is rebuilt, it must be tested to ensure it meets manufactured specifications in terms of pressure, flow and leakage.
Signs Your Piston Pump Needs Replacing
You may be facing impending pump failure if you notice increased noise, erratic vibrations, extreme heat or an inability to complete full output requirements.
Unusual Sounds: Most hydraulic pump types are manufactured to work quietly, but you may notice increased noise as individual parts deteriorate. If you hear loud banging noises, your pump is likely experiencing cavitation or air in the system. Both problems should be addressed promptly to prevent total system breakdown.
Interior or Exterior Leaks: Unfortunately, most hydraulic pump leaks occur inside the device, with no external signs of distress. However, there are certain signs of an interior leak. If you notice sudden drops in pressure or decrease performance capabilities, a leak may be the culprit. You will see oil on the surface of the pump if there is an exterior leak. In some cases, simply tightening the valve may remedy the problem.
Failing Seals or Valves: If your seals or vales continuously fail, your device may have an uneven rod. Seals and valves are responsible for regulating the flow of fluid in hydraulic pumps. Seals can be used to close a line, control the flow to particular areas or redirect fluid. Failing seals can cause a multitude of problems, including decreased output, lower pressure and unusual vibrations. You want to have the rod repaired as quickly as possible to prevent total equipment failure.
Types of Eaton Pumps We Repair
We repair and replace pumps manufactured for a wide variety of applications. We supply various late model pumps and individual components, ensuring we can improve your device to meet the manufacturer’s original specifications. Our technicians first disassemble the pump to complete an assessment of all features. Once the problem is identified, we will decide if we can repair the part or if it needs to be replaced. We carry the parts to fix high-pressure, centrifugal and piston pumps properly.
Replacement Vickers and Eaton Hydraulic Pumps
Eaton is a high-quality hydraulics manufacturer that started making gear pumps in the early 1960 for the aerospace industry. Eaton pumps are now used in various industrial and mobile applications. Many top industrial companies utilize Eaton pumps because they incorporate valves and controls into the pump itself, making the device easier to operate. Panagon Systems provides Vickers pump repair services on the following configurations:
- PVM hydraulic pump series: We service pumps with an operating pressure of 4,000 pounds per square inch.
- PVB hydraulic pump series: We repair pumps with a maximum operating pressure of 3,000 pounds per square inch.
- PVE hydraulic pump series: We service devices with an operating pressure of 3,000 pounds per square inch.
- PVH hydraulic pump series: We restore pumps with an operating pressure of 4,000 pounds per square inch.
- PVQ hydraulic pump series: We service pumps with a maximum operating pressure of 3,000 pounds per square inch.
This is not a comprehensive list of all pumps we repair. We specialize in restoring a wide variety of hydraulic pumps.
Panagon Systems Repair Services
Founded over two decades ago, Panagon Systems is a trusted leader in the hydraulics industry. We create, repair and restore devices for several industries, manufacturers and hydraulics shops. We are one of the largest suppliers of aftermarket hydraulic piston pumps and parts in the United States. The demand for our repair services increases year after year because we carry various obsolete parts that cannot be located elsewhere.
All of the parts we supply can be interchanged with your original manufacturer’s equipment. We carry a wide variety of current and obsolete parts, ensuring we can repair or restore your device quickly and affordably. We guarantee the performance of all hydraulic pumps we restore or repair. Our technicians are specially trained to identify the problem and fix it correctly so you can get your business up and running.