20 November, 2018

Increased corrosion resistance for Stauff ball valves

21 March, 2017

Stauff, the fluid technology specialist from Werdohl, will be changing from a zinc/iron coating to a significantly higher-quality and corrosion-resistant zinc/nickel surface for a substantial part of its range of two-way and multi-way block ball valves for hydraulics. The company announced this development in the run-up to the Hannover Messe trade fair in April.


Passing the test

21 March, 2017

For over 25 years, Hydrotechnik has been a leading UK distributor of hydraulic testing and analysis components and equipment. Approximately three years ago, while reviewing the business’s strategic direction, managing director Richard Price had a lightbulb moment that led to the company taking a bold, but ultimately profitable, move in its quest for further growth. “I was considering our areas of expertise,” explained Price, “when I realised we have all these parts and sell them to people who make rigs, so asked myself the question ‘why don’t we design, build and commission test rigs ourselves?’”


State-of-the-art hydraulics for floating megastructure

21 March, 2017

The offshore industry is one of the harshest environments to work in, for both machinery and personnel. Salt water can corrode parts and strong winds and crashing waves can damage equipment.


Designs on efficiency and reliability

21 March, 2017

Matthew Wood, technical director, Ashton Group, considers the importance of correct seal and filter design.


Rotec development team appointment

15 February, 2017

Richard Quelch, an experienced mechanical design engineer, has joined Rotec’s development team.


MCS Hydraulics UK appoints UK sales manager

15 February, 2017

MCS Hydraulics UK Ltd. has appointed Andy Knight as UK sales manager. Knight said of his appointment. “I have known MCS Hydraulics Srl for several years now and have always been very impressed with the quality of their product. It’s very exciting to now be part of the team and to be able to help towards the UK growth”.


igus expands robolink D modular kit with plastic gearing

15 February, 2017

igus has expanded its robolink D modular kit with strainwave gearing in two sizes. The gearing, which is available as an individual component, or with an integrated NEMA17 or NEMA23 stepper motor, consists of an outer ring gear and a flexible wear-resistant inner ring gear made of iglidur high-performance plastic.


Hose and system flushing service from Pirtek Birmingham

15 February, 2017

Pirtek Birmingham's portable flushing rig is combined with a filtration unit and laser particle counter to achieve and measure cleanliness levels. Operated by fully trained hydraulic engineers, the rig is used to clean hydraulic hoses prior to installation to prevent contaminants from entering the ring main and also to clean complete systems where contamination is present.


New servo fan kit ‘increases motor torque by 25%’

15 February, 2017

Parker has introduced its new Servo Fan kit for use with the SMH/SMB series servo motors.


Biodiesel hoses feature high performance in extremely high Temperatures

15 February, 2017

Power management company Eaton has launched its GH100 and GH101 hoses for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications.


Eaton expands FD85 Series of quick disconnect couplings

15 February, 2017

Eaton has expanded its FD85 series of robust quick disconnect couplings, which help prevent downtime caused by leakages, pressure drops and contamination of hydraulic fluid in industrial and mobile equipment, oil & gas and construction applications.


Hydra-Cell excels in filter pressing

15 February, 2017

Hydra-Cell pumps are finding favour in filter press applications for both chamber feeding at high pressure and for fuelling the cloth washing operation.


Webtec control valves available in seven days

15 February, 2017

From March, Webtec will be able to offer seven-working-day lead-times on all single piece hydraulic rotary directional control valve orders.


Small power packs for offshore application

15 February, 2017

Hercules Hydraulics has recently designed and manufactured four very small hydraulic power units (HPU) for an offshore oil/gas installation.


Latest hose technology helps rail industry meet new European standard

15 February, 2017

By Luca Pozzi, product manager Hose, Parker Hannifin.


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