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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

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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Online Shop

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

Extreme Hydraulic Pressures? Try Extreme Health & Safety!

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:54

Hydraulic systems are incredibly useful for industrial, construction, and agricultural work. However, like any other machinery, they bring risks with their use. Working with or on a hydraulic system can be dangerous, particularly if you are inexperienced or are unaware of what could go wrong. High pressure levels, toxic fluids, heated gasses, moving parts, unsecured […]

4 Simple Steps To Fix A Broken Hydraulic Hose

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:31

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 […]

A Quick Guide To Understanding Hydraulics

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:38

Hydraulics is the art of using Creating motion and force by compressing a dense fluid within a confined space. Modern hydraulic systems transfer kinetic energy through a liquid from a smaller trigger (or master) cylinder to another larger, moving cylinder, following the principles discovered by French mathematician Blaise Pascal in the 18th Century. Pascal’s Principle […]

Why We Prefer Festo Pneumatic Parts

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 08:34

If you follow this blog, you’ll have noticed us regularly discussing Festo. We’ve made no secret of the fact that we are ardent supporters. Festo offers the best choice, affordability, quality, and lightning-fast delivery times for pneumatic part requirements. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Festo stand out from the competition. Festo: A […]

What Is A Pneumatic Silencer & Should You Invest?

Fri, 31 May 2019 15:57

Pneumatic silencers are also known as ‘mufflers’ and ‘pneumatic exhausts’. They reduce the noise of compressed air. However, there is a lot of confusion within the industry regarding the necessity of pneumatic silencers, what they do, and what to look for when making an investment. The Sound Of Silence: Pressurised Air Many machines use pressurised […]

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