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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

3 Hydraulic Design Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss This Year

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:07

Despite having been around for centuries, Hydraulic engineering is still dynamically evolving. Innovations and improvements emerge all the time. New products make hydraulic equipment smarter, smoother, and more powerful. The rise of digital technology and automation is changing the way industrial hydraulics work rapidly, too. Here are the three emergent hydraulic trends that we’re most […]

6 Ways To Identify A Flange

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:59

Identifying a flange is one of the challenges anyone dealing with hydraulic systems faces. The importance of these parts is often overlooked. However, their reliability is vital to the system’s integrity. In order to find the right flange for your system, you need to identify it. The process is much more complicated than wielding a […]

6 Things To Look Out For When Selecting The Right Industrial Hose

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:57

Your system is only as durable as your weakest industrial hose. This statement works for any system and equipment that uses hoses. Even though hoses may look the same, they are highly sophisticated and diverse. Choosing the wrong hose can lead to leaks, breakdowns, and potentially complete system failure. In order to select the right […]

A Quick Guide To Ball Valves

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:20

A ball valve is a simple, two-part, chambered control valve commonly used in hydraulic, pneumatic, and liquid plumbing systems. Ball valves are used to shut off the flow of liquid or gas, adjust it to a limited level, or redirect flow on a two-forked connector (when used in conjunction with another ball valve). A ball […]

What Are Service Plugs And What Features Should I Look For In One?

Tue, 26 May 2020 12:51

A service plug is a resistant device that can be placed in an open hydraulic pipeline or chamber inlet or outlet to stop leaks, spillages, and unintentional drainage. They are used when a machine has stopped and is being maintained and should never be used on a running hydraulic system, or one that is cooling […]

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