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What Are Hydraulic Vane Pumps & Are They Headed For Extinction?

First patented in the 1870s, vane pumps have a long and significant history in hydraulic systems. However, their usage has tailed off somewhat in recent years, in favour of gear and piston pumps. It may seem that hydraulic vane pumps have had their day. However, they are still valuable for specific applications and shouldn’t yet be written off.

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How To Extend The Life Of Your Hydraulic Cylinder Rods

Surface imperfections due to corrosion can impair the performance of your hydraulic cylinder rods, ultimately leading to seizures, failure, and shortened lifespans. In harsh marine and offshore environments, or when working with corrosive fluids, the problems can be particularly acute. It is important, therefore, to take countermeasures to protect your cylinder rods from damage and preserve your assets. Continue reading “How To Extend The Life Of Your Hydraulic Cylinder Rods”

Why Is My Hydraulic Pump Running Slowly?

A slow running or underperforming pump is a frustrating problem as it prevents the hydraulic system from operating at capacity or with sufficient power. Identifying the cause can causes extensive system downtime, as there are various reasons why a hydraulic pump may operate sluggishly.

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Does My Application Need A Hydraulic Or Pneumatic System?

In engineering, fluids (whether liquids/hydraulic, or gases/pneumatic) play a significant role in the design and construction of systems and machines. The study of fluids enables engineering applications in a variety of designs and structures, ranging from medical equipment to irrigation systems. Hydraulics and pneumatics focus on the mechanical qualities of liquids and gases respectively. How to decide the type of system most suited to your application at the design stage?

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What Is The Gates Integrated Systems Approach (GISA) And How Can It Benefit Your Business?

One of the trickiest challenges when building hydraulics is overcoming compatibility. With a vast range of manufacturers and components on the market, fitting everything together to make the working, airtight hydraulic loop you want can be a design challenge.

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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.

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