Trapped air in hydraulic systems can cause issues with performance as air is compressible, whereas hydraulic fluid is not. Trapped air causes slower system reaction times or a “spongy feel”. In today's environment, technology is pushing for higher system efficiencies, reduced weight and size, and increases in system pressures. This makes reducing these system losses even more critical. The Lee Company’s new Air Bleed Orifice is a novel solution to removing this trapped air while keeping hydraulic losses to a minimum.