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Welcome to  the FPE Seals Helpzone.

Here you will find useful videos and articles about seals, hydraulic cylinder components and the fluid power industry.  

We hope that you find something of interest.  If there is something specifically that you would like advice on, please contact our knowledgeable and experienced team today - we are always happy to help!

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Why Do Hydraulic Cylinders Fail?

17 November 2020

Hydraulic cylinders come in all shapes and sizes and are used in a variety of applications. The reasons why a cylinder can fail will depend on their application but in...

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Why Is My Excavator So Slow?

08 October 2020

Tim Bone, Cylinder Parts Manager, FPE Seals explains some of the reasons why an excavator can be operating slowly. “Modern day excavators come in many shapes and sizes, with most...

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What Causes Hydraulics to Run Slow?

05 August 2020

When it comes to a hydraulic system, a common complaint can be that it is operating slowly or less effectively than before. There are many reasons why this can...

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Why is it important to bleed the air from a hydraulic system?

09 July 2020

Air that enters a hydraulic system can cause many problems that could subsequently lead to system failure. Here we discuss how you can spot and prevent these potential problems...

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What are the most common causes of hydraulic system failure?

25 June 2020

There are many reasons that could cause a hydraulic system to break down, many of which are preventable if carefully monitored. Here we take a look at some of...

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Trouble Shooting Common Cylinder Creep

11 June 2020

Cylinder drift is a common problem that can occur with hydraulic systems of all types. This is something that FPE Seals Cylinder Parts Manager Tim Bone knows...

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What is a Wiper Seal?

19 May 2020

Wiper Seals, also known as Scraper Seals or Dust Seals are primarily designed to prevent contaminants from getting into a hydraulic system. This is usually achieved by the seal having...

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How Are Hydraulic Seals Made?

19 February 2020

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Seals for engineered machinery can be designed and manufactured in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. Selecting the right material Most hydraulic seals are made from...

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What is a Rod Seal?

23 October 2019

Rod Seals, also known as Gland Seals, Headbush or Neck Seals are an integral part of any hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder system. Essentially, they are designed to seal between...

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What are hydraulic seals made of?

19 September 2019

Hydraulic seals are non-metallic rings used in fluid power engineering, that prevent a fluid or gas from passing between different components of a cylinder, used in industrial applications. ...

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Seal Failure: Common Causes and Cures

24 April 2019

In the world of machinery, repair and maintenance is a simple fact of life.  So, it should come as no surprise that when it comes to sealing products being used for...

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How Do Hydraulic Seals Work?

15 April 2019

Seals are essential to fluid power engineering, as they prevent a fluid or gas from passing between the different components of a hydraulic cylinder. Dynamic (used when parts are in...

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