Gain Performance and Longevity
Interested in enhancing equipment performance, increasing longevity, and decreasing downtime? Insist on strict contamination control practices from your dealer. Fourteen full-service Ziegler facilities throughout Minnesota and Iowa hold the prestigious Five Star Contamination Control rating from Caterpillar®.
Typically, contaminants enter a machine through the fluid systems including hydraulic fluid, fuel, or coolant. Common contaminants include dirt, metals, weld spatter, paint flakes, or rag fibers. However, many contaminants are so small they are virtually undetectable by the human eye.
To keep the parts that power your equipment in top condition, we follow strict contamination control regulations for parts storage, handling, and distribution. Over time, contamination leads to productivity decreases, unscheduled machine down time – and even more costly repairs.
Increase Productivity and Reduce Cost of Ownership
At Ziegler, we take contamination control very seriously – employing measures to decrease the amount of foreign materials introduced to a machine through fluids, and performing all maintenance, service, and repairs within Cat Five Star standards for contamination control. Our dedication delivers you:
- Enhanced productivity: Particulates build up on metal surfaces and restrict hydraulic flow, eroding system efficiency. Contamination can actually reduce machine performance up to 20 percent without the operator even noticing. That’s like losing a day of production for the week!
- Increased component longevity: A three-year independent study of hydraulic systems found that components can last up to 10 times longer if the machine receives proper maintenance and service or repairs are performed within contamination control guidelines.
- Decreased downtime: Contaminants pave the way for problems throughout the drivetrain, leading to unplanned failures, unscheduled downtime and higher repair costs. A cleaner and properly maintained machine experiences reduced downtime.
Contact your Ziegler customer support representative (CSR) or local service manager for more information about controlling machine contamination.
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