Winter Maintenance – Downtime Prevention

The cold months and winter maintenance present new challenges when it comes to keeping manufacturing plants running and avoiding costly downtime. Busy production periods in the run up to Christmas, reduced maintenance staff numbers and the negative impact of cold / adverse weather conditions on plants and machinery can create a number of challenges.

Does your factory or plant shut down over the Christmas period? Will you be undertaking any planned winter maintenance work during this time? At Neilson Hydraulics and also our sister company VHS Hydraulic Components we stock and supply a vast range of hydraulic components to meet all your hydraulic needs and importantly save you from costly downtime.



Do your hydraulic filters and filter elements need replacing?

At Neilson Hydraulics, we supply the following Bosch Rexroth Filters and Bosch Rexroth Filter Elements:

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Bosch Rexroth Inline Filters

Inline filters are used in hydraulic systems for separating solid materials from the hydraulic fluids and lubricating oils. They are intended for attachment in pipelines.



Bosch Rexroth Inline Filter with Filter Element according to DIN 24550

245 LE(N)

Key features include:

  • Size according to DIN 24550: 0040 … 0400
  • additional sizes: 0130, 0150
  • Nominal pressure 250 bar
  • Connection up to G1 1/2; SAE 1 1/2; SAE 24
  • Operating temperature -10 … +100 °C


Bosch Rexroth Inline Filter with Filter Element according to DIN 24550

350 LE(N)

Key features include:

  • Size 0040 … 1000
  • Max. operating pressure 350 bar
  • Flow, max. 650 l/min
  • Connection G 1/2, G 1, G 1, G1 1/4, G1 1/4, G1 1/2, G1 1/2, G1 1/2, G2, G2
  • Operating temperature -10 … +100 °C



Bosch Rexroth Replacement Filter Elements

The filter element is the central component of industrial filters. The actual filtration process takes part in the filter element. The main filter variables, such as retention capacity, dirt holding capacity and pressure loss are determined by the filter elements and the filter media used in them.



Bosch Rexroth Filter Element Type 2., according to DIN 24550 and Rexroth standard

Key features include:

  • Size 0040 … 1000
  • Pressure differential 30 bar, 160 bar or 330 bar
  • Filter rating from 1 μm






Des Case Standard Desiccant Breathers Group Image










Des-Case Desiccant Breathers are a vital step in oil contamination control and the first line of defence against lubricant contamination. Studies have shown 50-70% of lubricant contamination can come from outside the equipment. As most machines are designed to ‘breathe’, protecting the source of airflow from moisture and particulate contamination is vital. Des-Case Breathers attack the source of contamination, making the products an affordable and cost-effective solution to extend lubricant life and to increase equipment productivity.

At Neilson Hydraulics, we supply Des-Case Standard Desiccant Breathers (DC-BB, DC-1, DC-2, DC-3 & DC-4).Des-Case Standard breathers provide simple, yet dependable protection from moisture and particulate contamination in lubricants and equipment across multiple industries and applications. These versatile breathers are five times more effective than the leading non-desiccant breathers, providing optimal defense against humidity for your applications.


Do you have enough hydraulic spares to complete your planned maintenance work?



At Neilson Hydraulics, we are an official UK Danfoss Sales Partner. We stock and supply a wide range of Danfoss PVG 32 hydraulic components and spares, including:

Danfoss PVG 32 Inlet Section

Danfoss PVG 32 Inlet Section












Danfoss PVG 32 Valve Bodies

Danfoss PVG 32 Valve Bodie













Danfoss PVG 32 Actuators, including Danfoss PVEA, Danfoss PVEH, Danfoss PVEM, Danfoss PVEO, Danfoss PVEO-R, Danfoss PVEA-DI, Danfoss PVEH-DI and Danfoss PVEH-F.

Danfoss PVE Actuators













Danfoss PVG 32 Covers for Valve Bodies


Danfoss PVG 32 Cover













Danfoss PVG 32 End Plates

Danfoss PVG 32 End Plate













Danfoss PVG 32 Bolt Kits


Danfoss PVG 32 Bolt Kit













Danfoss PVG 32 Mechanical Handle Assembly

Danfoss PVG 32 Mechanical Hand Assembly













Danfoss PVG 32 Standard Flow Control Spools


Creating a strong preventative maintenance strategy and planning ahead is vital for manufacturers who want to work efficiently and avoid downtime during the cold winter months.


To check our stock levels and for help with any of your winter maintenance hydraulic needs, please call on Neilson Hydraulics on: 01709 821 002, E: or visit




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