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About Hydrastar

Company Profile

Hydrastar and it's founding company Cambridgeshire Hydraulics & Pneumatics Limited were established in 1979 and have grown steadily into the ‘Premier’ catalogue and web services provider to the Fluid Power Industry. Our business philosophy is clear, we have built our ...

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Design Services

Hydrastar specialises in the design and installation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. We have a fully trained technical team who are able to create complete designs for any industry. You present us with your idea and we will advise as to how is the best way to achieve your goal. The ma...

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Log-on to our online shop and set up an account for instant purchases. We stock over 50,000 fluid power products available for despatch nextday anywhere in the UK. Order before 2pm for sameday despatch. Orders over £250 qualify for free of charge nextday carriage. (UK mainland only).

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Hydrastar Blog

The Back-to-Front Approach to Hydraulic Maintenance

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:16

Whether you’re looking to design and set up a new, bespoke hydraulic system from scratch or purchase an off-the-shelf model, it’s worth considering the ‘working backwards’ approach to proactive maintenance. By creating a plan that highlights critical areas of strain on the machinery, strenuous and wearing tasks, and sources of abrasion and corrosion ahead of […]

Can Having The Right Pneumatic Silencer Improve Productivity And Efficiency?

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 11:23

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. However, unprotected venting creates mechanical stress if not managed carefully. Rapidly pushing excess […]

Supplier Profile: Festo

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 09:59

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:   […]

4 Signs Your Hydraulic Pump Pilot Device Is Faulty

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 09:25

Pilot devices offer an extremely precise way of manually controlling a hydraulic pump and are often chosen instead of computer control kits or automated solutions. Like many components, however, malfunctions may occur, so being able to spot the warning signs early can enable you to take prompt action to prevent serious problems. Initially, some warning […]

What Should I Look for in a Replacement Hydraulic Pump?

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 11:20

Even with proactive maintenance and high-quality repairs, all long-running hydraulic pumps need replacing or upgrading at some point. Metal fatigue, random breakdowns, new technological advances, or sudden changes to your system, activities, or loop can all mean that you’ll suddenly find yourself in the market for a new hydraulic pump. Even if your pump is […]

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