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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

What Can Hydraulics Be Used For?

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:03

Hydraulics is the art of using contained fluid to translate a small push into a big one. Through dissipating the force provided by a smaller ‘push’ cylinder through a pipe and reservoir network, trapped kinetic energy is transferred through oil or water to a larger one. This motion can be used to power lift booms, […]

The 3 Main Types Of Hydraulic Couplings You Should Be Aware Of

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:27

Every hydraulic hose relies on a coupling to connect it to other hydraulic machinery. A coupling is any crafted piece of material that provides a secure and tight connection from one hydraulic component to another. Couplings can also be referred to as connectors. However, not all hydraulic couplings are the same. What type of coupling […]

How To Tell If Your Hydraulic Inline Flow Indicator Needs Replacing

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:57

If you run any kind of hydraulic system, the machinery will probably come with a hydraulic inline flow indicator attached. These simple devices measure the flow of hydraulic fluid through a chamber via a turbine or depressed piston, giving an analogue or digital readout in UK gallons per minute (UK GPM) alongside a standard centigrade […]

Extreme Hydraulic Pressures? Try Extreme Health & Safety!

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:54

Hydraulic systems are incredibly useful for industrial, construction, and agricultural work. However, like any other machinery, they bring risks with their use. Working with or on a hydraulic system can be dangerous, particularly if you are inexperienced or are unaware of what could go wrong. High pressure levels, toxic fluids, heated gasses, moving parts, unsecured […]

4 Simple Steps To Fix A Broken Hydraulic Hose

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:31

The estimated lifespan of your typical hydraulic hose is around ten years. This may vary depending on the material used in construction, the intensity of use, where it’s used, and the stress it’s placed under. However, all hydraulic hoses run the risk of developing leaks, surface wear, and open splits given enough time. Any hydraulic […]

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