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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

How To Prevent Dangerous Leaks In Hydraulic Hoses

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:04

A leak from a hydraulic hose spells danger. The highly pressured liquids used in hydraulic systems can pose a significant risk to personnel and property in the workplace, producing spillages that can cause slips and falls, creating a fire danger that could be potentially devastating. Chemical or corrosive liquids can cause life-changing injuries, such as […]

What Is E-Crimp?

Sat, 08 Feb 2020 14:52

High quality hose assemblies are vital for the efficient and safe operation of hydraulic machinery. Incorrect hose assembly increases the potential for components to separate under extreme pressure, spraying hot fluid around the working environment. At the very least, this causes disruption to the production line while equipment is taken out of service and hydraulic […]

Troubleshooting Steps To Resolve Problems With Pneumatic Systems

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 13:12

Pneumatic systems are complex so, when a problem occurs, it tends to fill the operator with dread. To avoid lost production time it is important to troubleshoot the problem in a logical step-by-step way. Compressed air is potentially dangerous if safety is not observed and can cause serious injury, so when you experience troubleshooting problems […]

4 Common Problems In Compressed Air Systems & How To Rectify Them

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 14:49

Compressed air systems offer many advantages, including improved economy, reliability, and energy efficiency. Their ease of use and versatility enable complex tasks to be completed more quickly compared to other power tools so, when technical problems occur, time, productivity and energy can be wasted. Fortunately, some of the problems that affect compressed air systems are […]

Where Can I Buy Reliable Hydraulic Tube Fittings?

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:13

If you’re assembling hydraulic equipment, or need to upgrade components in an existing system, you must use high quality, durable and reliable hydraulic fittings. Components need to withstand excesses of pressure and temperature and any failure in the system could cause potentially catastrophic results, leading to damage to the equipment and serious injury to operators. […]

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