What is component cleanliness testing?
Component cleanliness testing offers OEMs the ability to see the cleanliness of the components they are using to build a system. For vendors, it allows them to measure the cleanliness of a component that they manufacture and sell to an equipment manufacturer.
Why is component cleanliness testing important?
Roll off cleanliness for OEMs is increasingly vital as they strive to put out quality product from the assembly line. It’s not enough anymore to simply provide a machine with clean fluid: The cleanliness of the components used to build the machine is playing a large role in overall system performance!
Even suppliers with good cleanliness practices may end up with particulate contamination as items are shipped, handled, and stored. Any amount of contamination on the hydraulic system parts can affect machine performance—even for brand-new machines.
Cleanliness provides the following benefits:
Interested in component cleanliness testing, but unsure where to begin? Our cleanliness experts can help!
How can I measure component cleanliness?
Schroeder Industries, an expert in contamination control, offers several solutions for monitoring and maintaining component cleanliness.
Our CTU and CTM Modular Series of Component Cleanliness Testing Cabinets were designed to determine the technical cleanliness especially present on minor contaminated components. These Test Cabinets were developed due to increased demand for system cleanliness and for monitoring and optimizing the cleanliness of smaller components during production, storage and system assembly.
By determining the type, size and quantity of the contamination, quality standards can be checked and documented and the necessary steps towards optimization can be taken.
Benefits to You:
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Budget limitations? We offer cleanliness testing services!
If a Test Cabinet unit is outside of your budget, Schroeder Industries offers testing services in our on-site Fluid Care Center.
In a clean environment, our technicians will conduct expert testing on your machine components, establishing the foundation for your cleanliness plan.
Benefits of this Turnkey Service:
Schroeder Industries can help with your component cleanliness testing needs!
If you would like to have us quote Component Cleanliness Testing of your parts, please contact us using the form below. We will review the components to be tested and method to determine the desired gravimetric or ISO code required.
Hydraulic fluid contamination is a constant danger for hydraulic systems, and contamination frequently occurs during the reservoir sampling and filling processes.
The Schroeder Reservoir Filtration System Adapter (RFSA) is a solution for continuous protection of fluid during sampling and filling processes.
To minimize airborne contamination, the RFSA provides an air tight seal when extracting fluids through the breather space on a tank or direct from a filter system. It also consistently upholds filter medium and breather protection, which are important steps to keeping solid particles out of fluid.
Protection During Offline Filtration
The RFSA is engineered for compatibility with a wide range of Schroeder Filter Systems products, enabling a secure connection during offline filtration processes. Suitable companion filter systems include: KLS/KLD/MFS/MFD, HFS-BC, MFD-BC, MFD-MV, MFS/MFD-HV, TDS-A, AMFS, FS, MTS
The RFSA* is made with an aluminum body and gives a kidney loop filter direct access to a reservoir through a breather port.
*See also Schroeder’s Reservoir Breather Fluid Sampling Adapter (RBSA).
Both adapters allow the tank to remain sealed during kidney loop filtration and fluid sampling to reduce contaminate ingression.
Markets and Opportunities
Any market that has a need for fluid to pass through the filter is a perfect environment for the Schroeder RFSA. Heavy equipment operating in dirty or dusty environments pose the increasingly big challenge of keeping contaminants out of tanks. These are the folks that can largely benefit from an RFSA. Markets including:
- Paper Mills
- Steel Mills
- Roll Off Cleanliness Programs
- Power Unit Builders
- Oil & Gas Industry