Many industries make use of hydraulic components in Minnesota and nationally. Almost anything that raises, lowers, bends or presses has some type of hydraulic system, which makes the use of this type of machinery very extensive. To get to know hydraulics better, here is a list of six industries that regularly benefit from this technology:
- Automotive: The most familiar hydraulic in an auto repair shop is the hydraulic lift. Installing hydraulics in this essential tool made it more durable to the strain of lifting vehicles of many different sizes and weights. However, that is not the only area where the automotive industry features hydraulics. In cars themselves, brakes, suspension systems, air bags and even battery chargers all run on hydraulic systems. Mechanics tools also frequently feature hydraulic parts and it is likely safe to assume this technology revolutionized the automotive industry.
- Construction: This heavy industry is also highly reliant on hydraulic systems. Cranes face harsh working conditions, and their ability to operate safely is vital for any construction site. Hydraulics recently became important in bridge construction as the processes of moving large heavy parts require nothing short of perfection. The equipment can streamline construction while also ensuring the end product meets durability standards to keep workers, and eventually commuters, safe.
- Mining: Mining is a high-demand harsh industry where material handling and heavy work continues non-stop. If conveyor belts, cranes or even bulldozers stop working, the operation can grind to a halt. Reliable strong equipment becomes a necessary element as mining operations are expensive to start and maintain. The only way they are viable is if the material sought comes out of the ground. Hydraulics not only offers effective machinery, but also reliability.
- Material handling: Manufacturing, much like mining, requires the quick movement of parts and materials. You need to keep items moving from one station to the other or products are not completed. Once again, reliability is essential, as without completed products, there is no solvency for the plant. Conveyor belts on assembly lines or forklifts in shipping yards or warehouses depend on hydraulics to keep up with these demands.
- Pulp and paper: The lumber industry is not dead, and it has become more mechanized. Paper mills are in a constant state of movement, and because they must handle large material, lumber and raw logs, their equipment must be made well for the job. Throughout every step of the paper-making process, there is at least one piece of equipment that depends on hydraulics. Belts, presses and even the pulp boilers contain hydraulic parts.
- Research and development: From medical labs to large space science facilities, there are few developments that come together without the assistance of hydraulic equipment. Medical lab centrifuges are currently being developed to run on hydraulics for a smoother spin and better reliability. Large equipment used for testing products or vessels also frequently features hydraulic parts.
M & M Hydraulic Company in St. Paul offers repair and maintenance for hydraulic components in Minnesota and North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Call us today to give your equipment the care it needs to continue to serve you well.