At low application rates, HydraMaxx provides a wear-reducing, protective film inside pumps and valves that helps to reduce operating temperatures and extend equipment life. HydraMaxx also improves the corrosion inhibiting properties and the low temperature flow properties of hydraulic oils to provide long-term protection in the most demanding applications
Primary Benefit of HydraMaxx:
HydraMaxx reduces friction within the boundary lubrication regime where metal-to-metal contact occurs, primarily in the pump, cylinder rod and control valve areas of the hydraulic system. Reducing friction lowers operating temperatures and improves component performance, efficiency and longevity.
Secondary Benefits of HydraMaxx:
  • Supplements protection against rust and corrosion.
  • Improves low temperature fluidity.
  • Improves the oil's ability to demulsify (separate) water.
  • Emulsifies trace water to maintain a protective oil film that resists rupture.
  • Improves the oil's ability to clean and disperse contaminants.
  • Improves filtration efficiency by reducing the generation of large wear particles.
Technical Data:
A 5% application of HydraMaxx in typical ISO 32, 46 and 68 hydraulic oils results in little or no change in the viscosity or viscosity index of the oil.
Boundary Lubrication Protection:
HydraMaxx enhances the protection of your equipment and its components while they experience conditions of high friction and wear in the boundary lubrication regime.  This protection can be evaluated using independent Contact Gamma wear tests. Figure 1 clearly demonstrates that HydraMaxx significantly reduces the amount of wear generated when premium hydraulic oil is additized at X%. The results are provided graphically in Figure 1.  Calculated estimates suggest that the use of HydraMaxx will extend equipment life up to 2.39 times by reducing wear up to 58%.
Inhibits Rust and Corrosion:
HydraMaxx is formulated to provide excellent corrosion protection.  This can be evaluated using the Copper Corrosion test, ASTM D130, and the Rust Prevention Characteristics test, ASTM D665. Paraffinic oils additized with 5% HydraMaxx display excellent copper corrosion ratings of 1b (slight tarnish) and easily pass the rusting characteristics requirements of ASTM D665.
Cold Weather Fluid Flow (Pour Point):
HydraMaxx imparts a positive influence to the pour point of most hydraulic oils. This benefit is evaluated using the ASTM method D97. Table 1 clearly shows the improvements in the pour points of hydraulic fluids additized with HydraMaxx, where the average pour point is lowered by up to 10oC (18oF).
HydraMaxx improves an oil's ability to separate water. This benefit is evaluated using the ASTM method D1401. Table 2 clearly shows the improvements in demulsibility of hydraulic fluids additized with HydraMaxx.
The data presented herein is accurate and obtained from the best information at the time of publication. Therefore, no legal liability is accepted by Power Up Lubricants, or any of its agents or affiliates, for the data, specifications or recommendations contained herein.