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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 5 Top Advantages of Using Hydraulic Thermoplastic Hoses

Wed, 05 May 2021 12:04

Keeping ambient heat under control is a challenge in many hydraulic systems. Fluid pressure, motion, and moving parts all raise the temperature, making user safety and smooth running far trickier to maintain. One effective way to reduce the risks and challenges of ambient heat is by investing in thermoplastic hydraulic hoses. What Is Thermoplastic? Thermoplastic […]

Does My Application Need A Hydraulic Or Pneumatic System?

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 11:31

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 […]

What is ‘Specific Heat’ in Hydraulic Systems?

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:35

Every powered hydraulic machine generates ambient heat. Heat dissipates throughout the system, creating a broadly equivalent level temperature. It’s both a benefit and a hazard to engineers and designers working with volatile, sensitive mechanical systems. While the wasted thermal energy from moving hydraulics helps prevent freezing, rusting, and jams, hydraulic warmth also needs to be […]

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

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 15:25

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. Valves, O-rings, pipeline starts and ends, component intakes and outtakes, and sensors often don’t conform to […]

How To Choose The Right Hydraulic Motor

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:18

Hydraulic systems use pressurised fluid to operate arms and pistons with extraordinary strength. While that’s great for industry and manufacturing, we shouldn’t forget their many other uses, too. One often-overlooked application is as a driving force for industrial-strength motors. What Is A Hydraulic Motor? A hydraulic motor consists of a fluid intake, outtake, and generation […]

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