JOST releases cylinder service guide video

26/09/2018 11:03:35
 
 
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Jost has produced a new step-by-step video guide to servicing a hydraulic cylinder, as part of a programme to improve in-field servicing of its Edbro tipping cylinders. The programme also includes extending the JOST service and support network, providing free cylinder care training to end-users, new service manuals and a series of other new videos.

The video can be viewed in the Service Information section of technical.edbro.com.

The new video covers all aspects of cylinder care and servicing in a straightforward format that can be viewed in its entirety or ‘dipped into’ for quick refreshers before starting a particular task. It is based on following a servicing operation sequentially through each stage from receipt to sign off, demonstrating each process in clear but simple details, offering tips along the way and showing safe working practices at all points.

Initially the cylinder to be serviced is oriented vertically so that the outer casing can be removed. Because of the weight involved, proper lifting gear, such as a powered overhead winch is required. The casing can then be cleaned, inspected and if necessary repaired or repainted.

Using the lifting gear the cylinder is then placed horizontally onto a work bench so that dismantling, cleaning and inspection can begin. At this point the hydraulic fluid is drained from the cylinder, the video showing how care should be taken to ensure as much as possible is recovered. It is also notable that many of the components will be heavy and still slippery, so require careful handling to avoid knocks and damage.

The video continues to show the dismantling process in detail, offering tips and tricks along the way for safe, efficient and effective progress. For instance, it recommends using an air line to assist in the removal of wear rings, always taking the time to remove any hydraulic oil that has accumulated and shows how to handle heavy and/or delicate parts.

The next stage is thorough cleaning and inspection, removing dirt, grease, paint flecks, metal particles, etc, in fact anything that could compromise performance after reassembly. The inspection should identify scratches and other damage and a decision made whether to repair or replace each part.

The video then goes carefully through the reassembly process, showing how seals, wear rings and other smaller parts are fitted into the large tubes and end plates. Again, there are useful tips, such as how to prevent rotation so that screw holes line up etc.

The new video is aimed at trained maintenance personnel, reminding them how to keep the EDBRO cylinders operational, safe, reliable and able to provide a long trouble free working life. Other new videos are in development and will be launched soon.

JOST also offers full training to maintenance professionals new to tippling cylinder maintenance and servicing. This is free of charge and part of JOST commitment to its customers, so that they are able to run safe, reliable and profitable transport operations.

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Photograph Caption 1 : Jost has produced a new step-by-step video guide to servicing a hydraulic cylinder, as part of a programme to improve in-field servicing of its Edbro tipping cylinders.

Photograph Caption 2 : The new video covers all aspects of cylinder care and servicing in a straightforward format that can be viewed in its entirety or ‘dipped into’ for quick refreshers before starting a particular task.

Photograph Caption 3 : The video continues to show the dismantling process in detail, offering tips and tricks along the way for safe, efficient and effective progress.

About JOST:

JOST is a leading global producer and supplier of safety-critical systems to the truck and trailer industry. The Company offers branded, quality products clustered in three systems: Vehicle Interface (focusing on products required to operate a commercial vehicle combination of trucks and trailers such as fifth wheels and landing gears), Handling Solutions (including container technology and hydraulic cylinders products) and Maneuvering (focusing on truck and trailer axles and forced steering). As the number one supplier of fifth wheels and landing gears globally, JOST is the market leader for Vehicle Interface systems. JOST’s global leadership position is driven by the strength of its brands, by its long-standing client relationships serviced through its global distribution network as well as by its efficient and asset-light business model.

The Company’s core brands “JOST”, “Rockinger”, “TRIDEC” and “Edbro” are well-recognized in the industry and highly regarded for their quality and continuous innovation. With its global distribution network and production facilities in thirteen countries across five continents, JOST has direct access to all major truck and trailer manufacturers and relevant end customers. JOST currently employs about 2,700 members of staff worldwide.

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Editor Contact

DMA Europa Ltd. : David Bedford
Tel: +44 (0)1562 751436 Fax: +44 (0)1562 748315
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Company Contact

JOST UK Ltd. : Danny Broomfield, JOST UK Ltd.
Tel: + 44 (0) 1204 528888 Fax: + 44 (0) 1204 531957
Web: www.jostuk.co.uk
Email: danny.broomfield@jost-world.com

 
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