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  • The Cure For Cloudy Oil in Hydraulic Elevators
    May 21, 2021

    When I ask mechanics what type of oil they are using in their hydraulic elevators, the typical answer is AW32, which is usually correct, but this answer does not necessarily mean what it once did.  The additive packages of AW32 have changes to meet specific needs o... Read More »

  • Who Owns the Dirt?
    Who Owns the Dirt?
    Oct 6, 2020

      “Who Owns the Dirt?” is a silly question, but the answer may determine the life expectancy of the hydraulic elevator equipment. The hydraulic oil is the lifeblood of the hydraulic system; contaminated or dirty oil can be responsible f... Read More »

  • Thurston Elevator Concepts
    Thurston Elevator Concepts
    Sep 16, 2020

    Thurston Elevator Concepts is providing exceptional service to thier customers through offline filtration.  Don't dispose of dirty oil; Scrub it with Read More »

  • Colley Elevator Gets Results
    Jun 29, 2020

    Colley Elevator has a great blog of their work in the Chicago Area.  Follow this link to see more.   Read More »

  • Gets Results Gets Results
    Feb 11, 2020

    Thank you to everyone at First State Elevator in Delaware for sending us these fantastic results using the OilScrubber 0611-M.  Proving once again, that you don't have to replace the hydraulic oil if you can scrub the... Read More »

  • Water Removal using the Oil Scrubber on a Hydraulic Elevator
    Water Removal using the Oil Scrubber on a Hydraulic Elevator
    Feb 21, 2019

    Thank you to DC Elevator, in Lexington, KY, for sharing some of their successes using the 0611-M from Oil   This is a great example of the benefits of removing the water, instead of replacing the oil.  Great Job DC Elevator!  ... Read More »

  • 3 Types of Hydraulic Oil for Elevators
    3 Types of Hydraulic Oil for Elevators
    Jan 15, 2019 Michael Johnson Vegetable What is referred to a vegetable oil or vegie oil is an ester. Vegetable oil is sold as biodegradable, which most people assume means it is environmentally friendly, however this is not the case.  The E... Read More »

  • Hydrolysis of Vegetable Oils in Hydraulic Elevators
    Oct 26, 2018

    Hydrolysis of Vegetable Oils in Elevators Michael Johnson   Vegetable Oil in hydraulic elevators has been met with mixed results, from no problems at all to destruction of the oil and system components.  The unique enviro... Read More »

  • Water Contaminaiton in Hydraulic Elevators
    Water Contaminaiton in Hydraulic Elevators
    Sep 10, 2018

    Water the is the most common chemical contaminate in the hydraulic elevator system.  Hydraulic oil is hygroscopic and capable of absorbing moisture from the machine room.  Water can reduce the life of the oil and the hydraulic components by more... Read More »

  • Should the hydraulic oil be replaced?
    Should the hydraulic oil be replaced?
    Aug 29, 2018

    Should the hydraulic oil be replaced? This is a common question, which until now had multiple answers, most of which were based on tradition, instead of data.  For example, tradition said to replace the oil if the motor burned up.  The thinking... Read More »

  • Does The Reservoir Temperature Make The Seals Leak?
    Aug 14, 2018

    Due to the distance from the reservoir to the seals, the reservoir temperature is not likely to cause the seals to leak directly.  However the oil condition, which is directly impacted by the reservoir temperature, can cause the seals to leak. A hyd... Read More »

  • Welcome to Oil Scrubber
    Jul 3, 2018

    Welcome to the Oil Scrubber site.  We are dedicated to providing intelligent solutions to oil related problems in hydraulic elevators. There are many complicated and expenseive solutions to treat the symptoms of a simple problem,:Dirty Oil.  We... Read More »

  • The Necessity for Oil Analysis and Offline Filtration in Hydraulic Elevators
    Jun 28, 2018

    This white paper written by Michael Johnson discusses oil within hydraulic elevators.  Follow this link to learn more. Read More »