What Questions Should I Ask Before Choosing a Hydraulic Swivel?

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017 in UEA Blog


Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Hydraulic SwivelThe process of finding the right hydraulic swivel for your application can be a technically daunting one. There are many factors to consider in addition to the obvious ones like pressure rating and port size. Are you really getting the ideal solution for your application or are you getting something off the shelf that will supposedly work ‘well enough?’ In addition, other factors like mounting, torque, and testing can bring complexity to the process but should be addressed before making a decision about a hydraulic swivel.

At UEA we’ve been building slip rings to perform with hydraulic swivels for over 60 years. During that time, we’ve had to ask many of the questions faced by design engineers specifying hydraulic swivels. Building hydraulic swivels ourselves has further accelerated the growth of knowledge base and understanding of questions that should be asked. Through that experience we’ve come to understand the pitfalls of specifying hydraulic swivels and identified 6 critical questions one should consider prior to buying a hydraulic swivel. To help others and share what we’ve learned, we put together a white paper titled, “6 Questions To Ask Before Getting A Hydraulic Swivel.”

If you’re interested in learning more, click here to download the white paper. We hope it helps simplify the process for those considering hydraulic swivels.

Daniel Hanawalt

Business Development Manager

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