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The 3 Best Things About Portable Hydraulic Units

By Michael Stock


Dewatering systems aren't just made up of filter presses, they are also made up of accessories that aim to make the dewatering process as efficient as possible. One of those accessories is a portable hydraulic unit. Read on to find out why these are a must-have for many dewatering systems.


1. Save Time and Money

Here's the scenario: your filter press is up and running with no major issues, and then all of a sudden something goes wrong with the hydraulics. The press is stuck open, stuck closed, or a host of other problems. What do you do? If the press isn't running for an extended period of time while repairs are made, thousands of dollars could be lost. Especially if the filter press in question is being used in mining operations.

This is where portable hydraulic units come into the picture. The portable unit plugs directly into the filter press, providing the power needed to get it back up and running. Our portable hydraulic units are compatible with most makes and models of filter presses.


2. Great for More Mobile Dewatering Systems

As the name implies, portable hydraulic systems can be moved wherever power is needed. And you don't need any special equipment to move the unit, an ordinary forklift can do the job. This type of mobility is a great feature if your facility has multiple filter press that the unit could be used as backup for.

Having a portable hydraulic unit is also a helpful accessory if your filter press is more mobile. For example, it is built on a trailer or you own a filter press like this one used on offshore oil drilling operations.


3. Easy to Use

In a maintenance emergency when you are trying to get your filter presses back up and running as quickly as possible, the last thing you want to deal with is a complicated solution to the problem. Luckily, portable hydraulic units are very easy to use and maintain. The units connect directly to the filter press and have a basic control panel. The panel allows you select the press size and open and close the press (among other basic controls).

To find out more about filter presses, check out this video by our every own Dr. D, the filter press expert.

Having a portable hydrauic unit on hand in case of a maintenance emergency is just one way of improving the efficiency of your dewatering system. Looking for other ways to make sure your dewatering system is "pressing onward"?

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