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Hydraulic maintenance and safety program is updated

Brantford, ON -- Jan. 3, 2002 -- A revised Hydraulic Maintenance & Safety program from Gates contains new informati...


Brantford, ON — Jan. 3, 2002 — A revised Hydraulic Maintenance & Safety program from Gates contains new information designed to minimize costly repairs, production downtime and worker injury.

The program consists of an on-site seminar and a 72-page manual that will help maintenance managers, repair technicians and machine operators identify component weaknesses before failure.

Both the seminar and the 10-chapter manual have new material covering hydraulic cleanliness, troubleshooting photos, problem-solution charts and hose performance characteristics.

Other topics explain ways to extend equipment service life and decrease safety hazards. Subjects include hose selection, inspection procedures, proper hose routing, assembly installation and crimper operation.

The seminars are conducted by Gates distributors and field representatives who are certified as “Safe Hydraulics Facilitators.” Additional information is available from Gates distributors or by calling 800-777-6363, or at www.gates.com/safehydraulics.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor