Hydraulic Vane Pump Replacement Parts
The hydraulic vane pump replacement parts you’ll find on the Gorilla Spares website are the best of the best. Even better, they’re available for much less than those you’ll find on most other sites. The reason is that our parts are 100 percent interchangeable with those made by huge manufacturers, but they’re made by smaller companies. These companies have just as much of a commitment to quality as their huge counterparts, but their products are a great deal less expensive.
Tips for Keeping Your Hydraulic Vane Pump Working
Vane pumps are critically important to many different industries. The automotive industry, for instance, uses them in parts such as automatic transmissions, power steering systems, braking systems in more. The airline industry uses them in many applications as well. You’ll even find vane pumps in soft drink and espresso machines.
No matter what the application, regular maintenance is key to the continued performance of a vane pump. Here are a few tips to make sure yours keeps running as it should.
Regular Oil Changes
Like your car, your vane pump needs regular oil changes in order to keep working reliably. We will make sure you have all the information you need regarding how often you should change your pump’s oil, but, in general, you should plan on doing this every four months. Just remember that choosing the right kind of oil will be as important as changing it. Selecting the right weight and grade will help ensure your pump is protected from potentially damaging contaminants.
Change the Filter
Your vane pump will encounter a lot of liquids and solids over its lifetime. If you don’t have a high-quality filter, your pump will fail long before it should. Your manufacturer’s guidelines will tell you exactly when you should expect to replace the pump’s filter. They will also show you the specifications and dimensions of filter you should use.
Watch Your Operating Temperatures
There are a lot of vane pumps that are durable enough to withstand extreme temperatures. However, that doesn’t mean they can hold up under these conditions day after day. When the motor of the pump overheats, that will lead to a great deal of damage. Heat can lessen the viscosity of oil, and cause the pump to lose its vacuuming ability as a result.
Switch the Vanes When Necessary
Your pump may be working just fine, but the vanes may need replacing from time to time. If you notice that yours are significantly shorter than they once were, then you’ll need to change them out. A good rule of thumb is to replace the vanes when they’ve reduced in size by 25 percent or more. When you’re doing that, remember to also change the vane’s bearings and gaskets. That will help ensure the new vanes will maintain optimum performance.
Ask a Pro With Gorilla Spares
The experts with Gorilla Spares will have the answers to any questions you may have about our hydraulic vane pump replacement parts. For that matter, we’ll gladly answer any questions you have about any other parts we carry. Please give us a call at (239) 888-0476 or get in touch with us by using our convenient online form. We look forward to hearing from you, and showing you just how much we care about customer service.