April 17 - UK-based hydraulics specialist MGR Fluid Power has taken delivery of its first shipment of own-branded hydraulic filters from North America, that it says will help hydraulics operators save money on repair costs.

MGR Fluid Power, which designs and manufactures hydraulic and lubrication systems, will sell the replacement filters throughout the UK and worldwide.

The filter elements are a critical part of hydraulic systems used by many OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and distributors, and are a key component in reducing the risk of hydraulic contamination, said MGR Fluid Power.

Mike Retford, managing director at MGR Fluid Power, explained: "The hydraulic pump is generally the most expensive component on a hydraulic system. It has the highest reliability risk, the highest contaminant sensitivity risk, and, when contaminated, can disrupt an entire system.

"The replacement filters that we have specially imported from North America will protect against the risk of contamination and significantly reduce maintenance and servicing costs."

Contamination in hydraulic systems is a common problem and can enter a system through the fluid supply, passed on by quick release couplings, cylinder rod seals, breather caps and worn cylinders, causing corrosion, leaking, and system shut-downs, MGR Fluid Power explained.