Webtec New Video Shows How To Install And Set Up Hydraulic Attachments

Webtec’s latest ‘how to’ video guides users through the correct installation and set-up of hydraulic attachments such as breakers, hammers and crushers

by June Hulme | Thursday 2 November 2017

Intended to help construction machinery technicians, from inexperienced operators to skilled personal, the video shows how to test the operating flow and back pressure provided by the excavator to ensure the attachment functions at optimum efficiency.

The new video is being hailed as an important industry guide as incorrectly set hydraulic flow can lead to wear or damage to the attachment. In turn, these undesirable effects can shorten the life of attachments, while safety and efficiency are likely to be compromised. Instead, using Webtec’s DHM Series will confirm hydraulic flow and return line pressure on the excavator. Using the example of a breaker attachment, return line pressure of less than 10 bar can help prevent potential rebound damage.

Webtec’s informative video shows how to connect the hydraulic tester and start the process, including any necessary adjustments. The video also depicts what operators might expect to see on the tester’s digital display with regard to parameters such as flow, pressure (including peak pressure) and temperature.

Users are guided through the various checks that need to be completed, including instructions on where to find the relevant valves. Details are also provided on where to connect the auxiliary return line pressure gauge. If the gauge reading is unusually high, the video even outlines possible causes that can be checked to rectify the situation accordingly. Importantly, safety is prioritised throughout the video in line with Webtec’s industry position as the leader in best practice and safe operation.

Operators will find the video extremely useful in comparison to using printed manuals or simply fitting an attachment and assuming it will work first time, subsequently adjusting relief valves in an unsuitable and potentially unsafe way.

A lack of education in providing the correct settings and parameters for hydraulic attachments can have serious consequences, including effects such as stalling and rebound, which can lead to poor operating performance, safety concerns, wasted energy and inefficient operation. Moreover, inefficiency can result in loss of productivity. All of these issues can avoided by taking less than four minutes to view the new Webtec video on how to use hydraulic testers

A shortened version of the video can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/y863b4kj where you can also download the full video.


Martin Cuthbert
Webtec Ltd
+44 1480 353388

Thursday 2 November 2017 / file under Construction | Engineering | Machinery