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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 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 […]

How To Choose The Right Pressure Gauge For Your Hydraulic System

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:39

Establishing and monitoring the operating parameters of a hydraulic system is vital to check whether it is within the specified tolerance range, or to discover the reasons for a malfunction. In hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, a manometer or pressure gauge is used to calculate the pressure in fluids, which determines the pressure difference between the […]

How To Maintain Your Hydraulic Hoses – A Quick Guide

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:36

Hydraulic hoses are high-performance products and therefore require careful handling to extend their lifespan and ensure any issues are detected early. Since they have to withstand high pressure and form part of an often complicated system, there are various sources of danger when dealing with them, and which must be handled with particular care. Checking […]

How to Troubleshoot Common Problems in your Pneumatic System

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:47

If you use machinery that relies on compressed air to work, you should keep a careful lookout for common pneumatic faults. As compressed air systems rely on exact tuning and a tight enclosure to work correctly, secondary issues often end up damaging or breaking the entire system. If your pneumatic arms and cylinders are underperforming, […]

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