25 October, 2021

Holmbury launches new website and Traceparts database

20 October, 2021

Holmbury. a leading supplier of hydraulic couplings and valves has announced that its new website is officially live. A great deal of work has gone into the new website to improve the customer experience and offer a wealth of information and downloadable content.


Handheld hydraulic data logger designed for a broad user profile

12 October, 2021

Webtec’s new HPM7000 handheld hydraulic data logger has been designed to meet the demands of a broad user profile, including those involved in hydraulic system diagnostics, test stands, pre-dispatch inspection or research and development.


Hydraulic hoses – The advantages of an integrated systems approach

04 October, 2021

A Gates hose assembly is much more than the sum of its components, it is the combined result of a rigorous test regime and of a tightly controlled manufacturing process, both at Gates and at the point of assembly. (Copyright: Bettina Koch, Fotoatelier Herff).

A Gates hose assembly is much more than the sum of its components, it is the combined result of a rigorous test regime and of a tightly controlled manufacturing process, both at Gates and at the point of assembly. (Copyright: Bettina Koch, Fotoatelier Herff. )

By Cindy Cookson, vice president of hydraulics global product line management, Gates,


Failsafe shaft couplings

27 September, 2021

A particular feature of the torsionally flexible and failsafe Roflex shaft coupling is its short design resp. short DBSE [Distance Between Shaft Ends]. Short shaft distance dimensions allow for spacesaving power packs.


Enerpac split-flow pump kits expand heavy lifting capabilities

22 September, 2021

Enerpac has introduced new split-flow pump upgrade kits that provide the ability to network multiple hydraulic pumps and coordinated lift points for higher accuracy synchronisation. The new split-flow kits allow operators to combine units to accommodate up to 32 individual lifting points, greatly expanding the capabilities of heavy lifting and rental fleets with minimum investment.


Leak-free pumping

20 September, 2021

When fluids handling applications require safe and reliable pumping of thin, low viscosity liquids, such as liquefied gases or refrigerants the new Dickow WPM Series are claimed to be an ideal choice.


How pump selection can affect total cost of ownership

08 September, 2021

While considerations should be made on the total cost of ownership (TCO) when specifying a pump, the most important criteria should be that it is fit for purpose, to ensure optimal productivity. Selecting the wrong pump can prevent the pump from performing to its full potential and lead to unnecessary downtime, wear, maintenance and energy consumption, product damage or reduced uptime of the process.


Fluid power faux pas

25 August, 2021

By Cindy Cookson, vice president of hydraulics global product line management, Gates, shares her top five hydraulics system bloopers and some thoughts on what you can do to avoid the same mistakes in your applications.


Know your check valve

11 August, 2021

A check valve, also known as a non-return or one-way valve, is a mechanical device that allows a gas or liquid to flow freely in one direction while preventing reverse flow in the opposite direction. The direction in which the fluid or gas can flow is called the free flow direction; the direction in which fluid is prevented from flowing is called the checked or non-return direction.


Bowman RK oil coolers – a cost-effective alternative to bespoke units

27 July, 2021

Offering heat dissipation of up to 900 kW, the recently introduced Bowman RK range of hydraulic oil coolers offers a costeffective solution for ‘high heat load’ applications, where usually only a bespoke designed heat exchanger can achieve the level of cooling performance required.


Increased sales of filters during pandemic helps AB Components

19 July, 2021

A specialist Ilkeston company has come through the COVID-19 pandemic in a healthy state, taking increased orders which has meant moving to larger premises and hiring extra staff. AB Components is a wholesale distributor of quality filters and filtration accessories – from small half inch square items for garden machinery to 7 ft-high units to deal with dust in food preparation.


Back mixing technology increases sludge throughout

13 July, 2021

SEEPEX’s custom made 5m long pumps installed under existing silo.

Anglian Water is the largest water company in England and Wales by geographic area, supplying water and recycling services to over six million domestic customers, processing over 142,000 tonnes of dry solid sewage sludge in 2020-21 to generate 115GWh of bioenergy.


New smart service plugs from Hydroscand

08 July, 2021

Hydroscand is launching specially designed service plugs in carefully selected materials, that enable both reuse and recycling. Service plugs are important tools for minimising the risk of environmentally harmful leakage. For example, during oil changes, service, assembly and hose changes. Leakage can also lead to high remediation costs.


Bürkert valves provide improved reliability for sugar refinery wash process

29 June, 2021

The reliability of components in a process control environment is key to avoiding unplanned downtime for repairs. For a sugar refinery in East London, repeated replacement of a control valve and a poor mean time between failures (MTBF) led the company to seek an alternative that could cope in a challenging washwater application. Bürkert’s Element range of process control valves was able to deliver the solution.


Enerpac strand jack technology for Chicago bridge cantilever lift

15 June, 2021

Heavy lift specialist, Engineered Rigging, has used Enerpac strand jacks to complete a 96.3m span of the Cline Avenue Bridge over the Indiana Harbour and Ship Canal in East Chicago.


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