Industry Headlines

Instron Launches Maintenance Program

August 19, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

NORWOOD, MA, August 7-Instron, provider of testing equipment solutions, has launched a servohydraulic maintenance program, designed to minimize downtime, increase operating life and ensure the accuracy and repeatability of test results.

Complex servohydraulic testing systems require regular maintenance to ensure accurate and repeatable test results and avoid costly downtime. This four-point program includes an oil analysis, preventative maintenance, periodic oil change and system refurbishment.

Oil Analysis. Hydraulic oil analysis determines the amount of oil deterioration and contaminant build-up in the servohydraulic testing system. It is important to correctly evaluate the nature of a contaminant present.

Preventative Maintenance. A comprehensive 41-point preventative maintenance that includes: a filter replacement, accumulator charging and a hose inspection.

Oil Change. Hydraulic fluid should be replaced every 10,000 operating hours. However, if high temperature or mechanical equipment failures have occurred in the hydraulic system, the hydraulic fluid should be replaced sooner.

Refurbishment. Over time, excessive wear of a testing system occurs. Rather than replace the system, Instron can refurbish many components, including:
  • Servo-valve cleaning
  • Actuator re-seal
  • Actuator re-chrome
  • Pump repair
  • Hose replacement

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Quality Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.




 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
More Podcasts

Quality Magazine


2014 August

Check out the August 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Biggest Obstacle/Concern?

In the current economic and business climate, what is the biggest obstacle/concern to your job?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.



facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png