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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

How To Choose the Correct Pneumatic Actuator From FESTO

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:30

Pneumatic actuators allow closed, high-pressure air and gas loops to convert kinetic energy into a physical, pushing force. Actuators are a vital part of many plants, workshops, and factories, valued for their fast action and typically excellent speed-to-force ratios. However, no two actuators are the same. Strength, length, and motion all vary from unit to […]

How Do FESTO Solenoid Valves React to Test Pulses?

Mon, 01 Nov 2021 15:03

If you operate a FESTO electromechanical solenoid valve as any part of a hydraulic or fluid control system, setting up a regular testing schedule is essential. Electrical test pulses ensure the internal magnetic mechanism still performs to the excellent standard expected. Here’s how it works: What Is A Solenoid Valve? A solenoid valve is a […]

What’s The Best Lubricant For Agricultural Hydraulic Machinery?

Mon, 01 Nov 2021 09:42

Choosing the right engine oil for your car is well-known to be a confusing business, with a seemingly endless array of oil types, viscosities, and ingredients to consider.   Selecting lubricants for agricultural hydraulic machinery is not dissimilar: while hydraulic greases don’t usually have the compatibility issues of motor oil, there are some aspects to […]

How To Design An Efficient Hydraulic System

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 11:10

Hydraulic systems combine physics with technology. Finding the perfect blend results in machinery that is powerful and efficient. The basic mechanics underpinning a hydraulic system are easy to understand, but creating an optimised result requires experience. Here’s a quick overview: What Is A Hydraulic System?   Hydraulic systems are used widely in many industries. Operating […]

Why Size Matters With Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:34

Any modern hydraulic system more complicated than a simple push-and-return piston relies on hydraulic hoses to work. Hoses are made up of a rubber interior and exterior with a flexible metal framework, allowing for the transfer of hydraulic fluid (oil) from one point to another in the loop.   Hydraulic hoses (or pipelines) power the […]

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