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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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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

Gates Hoses: 4 Advantages Of The Gates Integrated System Approach

Thu, 19 May 2022 10:48

Being able to manufacture your own hose assemblies is crucial for a highly functioning, safe, and profitable workplace. The Gates self-assembly system offers enhanced flexibility and versatility, reducing costly hydraulic machinery downtime, alleviating health risks to personnel, and extending your servicing capabilities. Cost savings follow, as your hydraulic equipment achieves higher levels of productivity and […]

How To Choose The Right Gates Crimping Machine

Thu, 12 May 2022 10:15

Selecting the right crimping machine for your workshop is a decision that you cannot afford to get wrong. Accurate crimping is essential, not only for the efficient operation of hydraulic machinery and the prevention of costly downtime, but also for the safety of personnel. The extremely high-pressure level in hydraulics systems increase the risk of […]

5 Causes Of Premature Hydraulic Pump Failure And The Importance Of Regular Preventative Maintenance

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 15:00

Premature hydraulic pump failure can be caused by various factors, some of which are unique to certain applications. To help prevent pump failures and ensure efficient system operation, it is essential to understand the root causes of premature failure. Read on as we explore some of the most common causes. We’ll also offer some tips […]

5 Design Limitations All Fluid Process Engineers Should Be Aware Of

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 09:00

Fluid process engineers are routinely called on to solve problems and design systems that can handle a wide range of operating conditions. These challenges mean that design engineers need to be aware of certain design limitations that can affect the ability by system to meet these requirements. Read on as we explore some of the […]

How To Get The Best ROI From Your Fluid Power Systems – Balancing Investment With Lifetime Cost Of Ownership

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 15:00

Although the upfront cost of a new fluid power system may seem high, the key question for design engineers is whether the cost will be worth it in the long run. This frequently comes down to balancing upfront investment with the lifetime cost of ownership to calculate the optimum return on investment (ROI) from the […]

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