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The technology used in hydraulics has changed greatly since its inception so how has hydraulics evolved and improved over the years?
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2019 Update - Catching up with the latest developments after our blog last year which looked at security bollards and barriers, we have since designed and released a new range of hydraulic bollard controls which offer synchronous lifting for up to five separate devices.
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With the recent spate of terror related attacks across the globe where vehicles were used to create maximum damage, countries are looking more at preventative security measures to combat such attacks.
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A strong cup of coffee is sometimes needed when you are a hydraulics designer or engineer, whether it's to get you fired up for the day, to fuel a late night before a deadline or just as a break from a particularly difficult problem. Probably the last thing on your mind is how hydraulics is at play making that coffee, but without clever hydraulic design those coffee machines at your favourite cafe would not function properly – much like many people don't function properly before their ...
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Hydraulic technology is often regarded as a large scale operation, powering cranes, diggers and other construction machinery. There are smaller applications of hydraulic technology that people use every day, mostly without even thinking about the science behind them. Brakes on bicycles, cars and motorcycles employ hydraulic principles to effect the action of stopping the wheels, and the general public take this entirely for granted, expecting that a push on the brake pedal will stop the vehicle....
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Hidden Hydraulic SystemsWhen you work with hydraulics every day it is easy to take the technology for granted, especially when you know how it works and for what purposes. However, most hydraulic engineers focus on a specific application of the mechanisms and may not realise that there are other uses for the technology that we use every day. For example, petrol pumps use hydraulics to draw the fuel up from the reservoir and deliver it into your vehicle. When you draw up to the pump you make use ...
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YouTube have been enjoying plenty of video views of their latest engineering viral stars – a couple from Finland who are getting a lot of enjoyment out of crushing a variety of different objects with their new all-powerful hydraulic press. It’s hard to capture the attention of internet viewers these days, as there are so many competing distractions of the flashing lights and adrenaline raising videos on the world’s most popular social media based video site. However, we hear that the Hydrauli...
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Hydraproducts eBay shop. At Hydraproducts we are continually striving to improve our customer service, we have had some feedback from our customers requesting an on-line platform where we can provide spares and service for many 1000’s of Hydraulic Power Packs manufactured over the last 10 years. We have set up an eBay shop just for spares and items customers can easily identify and purchase 24 hours a day. This shop gives the customer visual assistance in identifying the parts needed, but als...
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History of hydraulics innovation in Gloucestershire Gloucestershire has a rich history of engineering design and manufacturing. Many of today’s high tech manufacturers have businesses built on this heritage or pedigree.
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 Within the hydraulic industry there are certain buzz words that are spoken regarding Hydraulic fluid cleanliness. Before we can talk about Hydraulic oil cleanliness, let us try to picture how small a “micron” really is.Now we can see how small a micron is relative to a human hair, ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) have conducted a controlled experiment to measure how clean our hydraulic oil really is. The ISO Code is used to display contamination levels per m...
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