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

Can Having The Right Pneumatic Silencer Improve Productivity And Efficiency?

High-pressure pneumatic loops periodically need to return some of their pressurised air to the atmosphere to stay balanced. Whether they’re lifting, pushing, or holding, pneumatic exhausts and outlets help keep the internal psi levels in valves, cylinders, and pipelines stable and safe.

Continue reading “Can Having The Right Pneumatic Silencer Improve Productivity And Efficiency?”

Supplier Profile: Festo

If you work with pneumatics, the chances are that you will recognise the famous Festo brand. Known for its high-quality solutions, Festo is a trailblazer in pneumatic circuit design. Hydrastar has worked in partnership with Festo for over 25 years, and strongly endorses the service of this crucial company. Here is an updated profile:

Continue reading “Supplier Profile: Festo”

How To Troubleshoot Leaks In Pneumatic Valves And Cylinders

Air escaping from a pneumatic valve can be alarming. The consequences, at best, include reduced efficiency and, at worst, may lead to expensive damage. Diagnosing pneumatic system problems can be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a quick guide to troubleshooting!

Continue reading “How To Troubleshoot Leaks In Pneumatic Valves And Cylinders”

What Load Capacity Does My Pneumatic Cylinder Need? How To Choose The Right Size Of Cylinder

Today’s cylinder catalogue is a toybox of variety. Many different sizes, designs, and configurations are available, but how do you know which one is optimal for your pneumatic requirements? Here’s a guide to selecting the right size:

Continue reading “What Load Capacity Does My Pneumatic Cylinder Need? How To Choose The Right Size Of Cylinder”

How to Troubleshoot Common Problems in your Pneumatic System

If you use machinery that relies on compressed air to work, you should keep a careful lookout for common pneumatic faults. As compressed air systems rely on exact tuning and a tight enclosure to work correctly, secondary issues often end up damaging or breaking the entire system.

Continue reading “How to Troubleshoot Common Problems in your Pneumatic System”

Need Hydraulic Or Pneumatic Parts In A Hurry? Order Today Through the Hydrastar Online Store!

Hydrastar is the premier choice for industrial buyers in the UK looking to purchase custom-designed and off-the-shelf hydraulic and pneumatic components, cylinders, motors, and pipelines. With over 50,000 different products in stock and available for rapid dispatch, we’ll have what you need.

Continue reading “Need Hydraulic Or Pneumatic Parts In A Hurry? Order Today Through the Hydrastar Online Store!”

Optimism Remains High in the Hydraulics and Pneumatics Industry Despite Lockdown

The UK lockdown to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the hydraulic and pneumatics industry as much as any other. Nevertheless, there are some great, positive news stories breaking through in the world of hydraulics despite all the gloom elsewhere during the pandemic.

Here are our favorite uplifting stories about engineering, hydraulics, and pneumatics from the past few months.

Continue reading “Optimism Remains High in the Hydraulics and Pneumatics Industry Despite Lockdown”

6 Things To Look Out For When Selecting The Right Industrial Hose

Your system is only as durable as your weakest industrial hose. This statement works for any system and equipment that uses hoses. Even though hoses may look the same, they are highly sophisticated and diverse.

Choosing the wrong hose can lead to leaks, breakdowns, and potentially complete system failure. In order to select the right industrial hose, you need to take a careful approach to several parameters.

Continue reading “6 Things To Look Out For When Selecting The Right Industrial Hose”

4 Effective Ways To Improve The Efficiency Of Your Pneumatic System

Improving the efficiency of your pneumatic system is central to minimising your manufacturing costs. Improving compressed air efficiency can cut electricity consumption by up to 50%: a significant saving for manufacturing companies! However, many operators are unaware that their pneumatic systems are performing inefficiently, even though a series of simple steps can make a significant difference. Continue reading “4 Effective Ways To Improve The Efficiency Of Your Pneumatic System”

Troubleshooting Steps To Resolve Problems With Pneumatic Systems

Pneumatic systems are complex so, when a problem occurs, it tends to fill the operator with dread. To avoid lost production time it is important to troubleshoot the problem in a logical step-by-step way. Compressed air is potentially dangerous if safety is not observed and can cause serious injury, so when you experience troubleshooting problems with pneumatic systems, make sure you follow these steps: Continue reading “Troubleshooting Steps To Resolve Problems With Pneumatic Systems”