Signs You Need New Seals

Seals are used in machines of various types. The seals provide a barrier between two components, usually designed to hold liquids in place. But, like most things, seals wear out and must be replaced to continue offering the same smooth usage as before. What are the signs that it’s time to replace the hydraulic seals in your machinery?

Cracks

Cracked seals is one of the most common problems you will experience with your machinery. When seals have cracks in them, it loosens the grip and liquids may pass through. Liquids may also pass through the cracks. A cracked seal also wears out much faster and you may find yourself experiencing damage.

Leaks

It doesn’t really matter what type of machine or what leaks out, it’s never a good sign. If you experience a leak from your machine, there is a good chance that it is related to broken or damaged seals and gaskets. This is one of the first places to start troubleshooting to resolve this problem. Do not ignore this issue and cause more problems to arise in the end.

Age

Sometimes, nothing is wrong with your seals whatsoever, they simply succumb to old age. It happens to the best of the best, but luckily, a replacement is easy an affordable and helps your machine run like new again. Most seals last at least a couple of years but this varies from one product to the next and has other factors that affect the longevity.

Final Word

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The signs above are among the many that indicate it’s time to replace the seals in your machinery. There are many other signs in addition to what’s listed here, but these signs are among the most common. Don’t allow the seals in your machinery to cause productivity loss or other issues and replace those gaskets and seals when it becomes necessary.