tel: 01353 721 704   email: info@hydra-star.co.uk

How To Top Up Your Hydraulic Fluid Tank

Topping up the hydraulic reservoir is a vital piece of routine maintenance, because – if it is not done correctly – the ramifications are severe. A sure sign of a leaking system is one that requires make-up fluid regularly. Identifying where the system is leaking and repairing it is essential, to ensure that the system runs smoothly.

Continue reading “How To Top Up Your Hydraulic Fluid Tank”

What Is E-Crimp?

High quality hose assemblies are vital for the efficient and safe operation of hydraulic machinery. Incorrect hose assembly increases the potential for components to separate under extreme pressure, spraying hot fluid around the working environment. At the very least, this causes disruption to the production line while equipment is taken out of service and hydraulic fluid is cleaned up. In the worst case scenario, line operatives may be severely injured by hot or corrosive fluid, or hose whips.

Hydrastar supplies the full range of Gates crimping equipment to help you create robust and safe hose assemblies for your production line and minimise the possibility of hose lines separating – and the Gates eCrimp app will make your workshop even more efficient. Continue reading “What Is E-Crimp?”

How To Select The Right Hydraulic Hose For Your Application

In any hydraulic machine, the hoses are key components. While the pumps, actuators, valves, and fluid mechanisms are also central parts of the machinery, they would be unable to perform their roles without appropriate and operational hydraulic hoses. Hoses must be selected correctly because they should be durable enough to tolerate extremes of temperature and strong enough to withstand the movements of highly pressured fluids.

Hoses that are incorrectly chosen are liable to premature failure, which can damage equipment, cause extensive delays to the manufacturing process and inflict serious injury on machinery operatives.

When selecting the correct hydraulic hose for your machinery, make sure you consider these key factors: Continue reading “How To Select The Right Hydraulic Hose For Your Application”

4 Simple Steps To Fix A Broken Hydraulic Hose

4 Simple Steps to Fix a Broken Hydraulic Hose

The estimated lifespan of your typical hydraulic hose is around ten years. This may vary depending on the material used in construction, the intensity of use, where it’s used, and the stress it’s placed under. However, all hydraulic hoses run the risk of developing leaks, surface wear, and open splits given enough time. Any hydraulic system used outside or regularly exposed to the elements is at particular risk of critical failure. Continue reading “4 Simple Steps To Fix A Broken Hydraulic Hose”

5 Basics Of Measuring A Hydraulic Fitting

A diligent approach to measuring a hydraulic fitting can help you avoid leaks and downtime. Even to a professional, two hydraulic fittings can look identical while being completely different. An incorrectly sized fitting may seem to fit at first, but with time it can cause problems throughout your system. Continue reading “5 Basics Of Measuring A Hydraulic Fitting”

Different Types Of Hydraulic Hose Material – Which Is Best?

The importance of a high-quality hydraulic hose is hard to overestimate. Its flexibility allows the system components to be properly positioned in the right places. The hose must be able to bend around corners, run through tight spaces and stretch across long distances while withstanding numerous pressures. Continue reading “Different Types Of Hydraulic Hose Material – Which Is Best?”

The Search For Atos Distributors

Finding a company that can cater to all your requirements is a time-consuming and often futile task. When it comes to hydraulic and pneumatic systems, speed and expertise are what counts. That is why many companies look for reliable, accredited Atos distributors to solve their problems. Continue reading “The Search For Atos Distributors”

How To Ensure Hydraulic Hose Safety

The integrity of the hydraulic hose is vital to the proper functioning of the entire hydraulic system. That’s why hydraulic hose safety is one of the top priorities for engineers. With the right approach to maintenance, hydraulic hoses can serve for many years ensuring the proper functioning of the system. Continue reading “How To Ensure Hydraulic Hose Safety”

Calculating Hydraulic Hose Dimensions In 3 Easy Steps

Determining which spare parts your hydraulic system requires isn’t always easy. A mistake made at the stage of hydraulic hose dimension calculation can affect the bottom line in an unfortunate manner.

Ideally, all dimensions should be calculated by a professional. If you don’t have an opportunity to ask for expert assistance, there are some things you can do on your own. Continue reading “Calculating Hydraulic Hose Dimensions In 3 Easy Steps”

How To Crimp Hydraulic Hose Fittings

Getting the crimp just right is a critical element of successful and reliable hydraulic hose maintenance. Therefore it requires the correct tools for the job and a methodical and professional approach. Rushing may result in an under-crimped or over-crimped connection, which means trouble down the line.

  • Under-crimping may permit fluid to travel back up the hose beneath the outer casing, thus causing blistering and weakening the hose
  • Over-crimping may compress the end fitting, resulting in constricted flow or even blockage of the fluid payload

Continue reading “How To Crimp Hydraulic Hose Fittings”