Configure Hard-to-Reach Hydraulic Valves with a Smartphone

The Problem: Imagine the challenges of an offshore dredging operation: floating in a sea of corrosive liquid; isolated and basically self-contained; and with the hydraulic systems located in a dark, noisy, hot, cramped engine room far from the equipment it controls. These are conditions Woodworth “Woody” Draughon and Assistant Captain Scott Evans face while running… Read more »

ISO Certification Announcement

Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification Advanced Fluid Systems is proud to announce that we are now ISO 9001:2015 certified. To become ISO 9001:2015 certified, Advanced Fluid Systems underwent an evaluation process that included: quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment, and clearance of non-conformances, all of which… Read more »

Patrick Ryan Joins the AFS Team

[media-credit name=”Patrick Ryan” align=”alignleft” width=”124″][/media-credit] Advanced Fluid Systems would like to welcome our newest Sales Engineer, servicing the Connecticut, Lower New York and Long Island areas. Patrick is a Mechanical Engineer who joins AFS from Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. where he served as a Product Engineer where he managed all engineering activities for all… Read more »

Portable Hydraulic Filter Cart

[media-credit name=”AFS” align=”alignright” width=”250″][/media-credit] Advanced Fluid Systems recently completed a filter cart modification, which will be used as a portable, add-on filtration system for a customer with several hydraulic systems. The unit contains its own pump-motor group so that it can be used when a hydraulic system is idle, or when transferring fluid from one area to… Read more »

Take the guesswork out of choosing load-holding valves

Hold the load at any stage. [media-credit name=”Sun Hydraulics” align=”alignright” width=”350″][/media-credit] In any load bearing hydraulic system there is a valve. In most cases, multiple valves to control the flow of fluid. Sun Hydraulics has made it easy to choose the proper load-holding valve. Is your requirement to simply lock a load? Do you need… Read more »

Understanding Filter Beta Ratios

Calculating a filter’s particulate removal efficiency. Hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood of any hydraulic system. Fortunately, a hydraulic system can operate for many years with proper filtration techniques and testing. A high quality hydraulic filter is the first line of defense for your fluid’s health. (figure 1) How do you choose a quality filter element?  How can… Read more »

The Repair Department

Advanced Fluid Systems’ Hidden Gem. [media-credit id=4 align=”alignnone” width=”640″][/media-credit] Yes. AFS can repair just about every product or system used in the hydraulics industry. In today’s economic climate it makes even more sense to repair versus purchasing new. Whether your needed repair is due to normal wear and tear, accidental breakage, defective parts or due… Read more »

Veljan offers competitively priced, highly durable product lines.

AFS adds Veljan to our strong product line-up. The Products: Veljan manufactures high quality single, double, triple and drive train Vane pumps, Vane motors and pressure control valves which are now available through Advanced Fluid Systems. The Veljan pumps offer a comprehensive range and a large variety of flow capacities with low noise levels. Vane… Read more »