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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 Top 4 Pneumatic Valves & When To Use Them

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:26

Valves are an integral part of any pneumatic system. Their main task is to control the rate, pressure, and volume of compressed air, which is used to transmit power. Several types of pneumatic valves exist to improve the work of pneumatic systems. Which one do you need? Let’s look deeper into the options. If you […]

Why Is The Maintenance Of Hydraulic Hoses So Important?

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:53

When it comes to hoses and hydraulic systems, one can’t survive without the other. Hydraulic hoses are an essential part of any hydraulic system. Their integrity is vital to the system’s smooth function. If the hose is not maintained properly, even the smallest problem can turn into system failure and costly downtime. Unfortunately, the maintenance […]

5 Basics Of Measuring A Hydraulic Fitting

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:35

A diligent approach to measuring a hydraulic fitting can help you avoid leaks and downtime. Even to a professional, two hydraulic fittings can look identical while being completely different. An incorrectly sized fitting may seem to fit at first, but with time it can cause problems throughout your system. Mismatched fittings are one of the […]

Everything You Need To Know About Hydraulic Motors

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 12:29

A hydraulic motor turns hydraulic energy into mechanical energy. Hydraulic motors produce an impressive force output / power ratio for their size, making them suitable for a wide range of vehicles, machines and industrial plant. It’s important to choose a hydraulic motor according to your hydraulic system requirements. Things to consider are: Load Operating pressure […]

3 Risks To Avoid While Hydraulic Pressure Testing

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:19

Hydraulic pressure testing is necessary for hydraulic systems in order to check their integrity and prevent leaks. Piping systems, boilers, and pressure vessels undergo hydraulic testing to ensure safe and efficient operation. Hydro tests are usually performed after the equipment has been shut down or repaired. It’s done to make sure that the machine is […]

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