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Dirt Ingress Behaviour of Wipers for Hydraulic Cylinders
Gonzalo A. Barillas, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Sören Richter, TU Dresden, IFD
Jürgen Weber, TU Dresden, IFD
Dirt ingress in hydraulic cylinders is one of the sources that leads to pollution of hydraulic systems. There are already several test rigs to investigate external contamination mechanisms. However, until now only the behavior of the whole sealing system was analyzed. A new testing method to understand the dirt particle transport between a reciprocating motioned rod and a wiper is presented. The new approach aims to avoid known issues such as limited reproducibility and long duration. The paper describes the test rig design and operating principle. First measurement results are shown.