AHS Hydraulic Consulting Solves Your Problems and Saves You Money
Solving Problems, Every Time
When companies hire us to consult, they’re usually looking to increase the performance of their hydraulic equipment, decrease unscheduled downtime, and reduce operating costs. In all our years of supporting our clients, we’ve never failed to deliver a solution.
AHS has completed numerous projects for us and we have the upmost confidence in their abilities to finish on schedule and within costs.David Garney, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
AHS Consulting services are customized to meet our clients needs. Some of our most commonly requested consulting projects include:
In-plant Hydraulic System Analysis
These types of projects help you provide a deeper understanding of your current system design and specifications as well as potential targets for worthwhile system improvements. Investing in a system analysis helps you plan for future system expansion and resource allocations more effectively.
Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Guide
The AHS team delivers or directs maintenance to address problems before they become emergencies. It’s been estimated that a lack of preventative maintenance is responsible for 75% or more of hydraulic component failures each year.
Clients regularly hire AHS to create retrofit designs for their hydraulic systems. These projects result in increased machine performance, reduced failure points, simplification of system design, usage of common parts across various systems in the plant.
The Compressor Housing Project
Customer was determined to have an antiquated air compressor system with a lot of wasted energy. A study was conducted that showed that 43% of the capacity of their 1400HP air compressor system was being as lost as wasted energy due to poor system design and antiquated controls. A system was designed to increase the air capacity of the plant to 1850HP while saving roughly 500HP of energy used 24/7 by upgrading controls and fixing design issues. The 1.5 million dollar project was completed in less than 4 weeks. Estimates show a roughly $160,000/year reduction in energy consumption by the plant air system.
Caster Billet Pusher/Weigher
Electric Arc Furnace
Originally the system was designed with proportional valves and European valve patterns that made sourcing parts difficult and expensive. While documenting the system, Advanced Hydraulic Solutions, Inc. discovered that only two pressures were needed to maintain full system functionality. We went to work changing the system to a dual pressure circuit, with standard valve patterns that are in stock locally. In addition, we designed and built custom ductile iron manifolds that would accept standard replacement parts. This streamlined maintenance and made inventory management a breeze for the customer.