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Chris Skal
Chris Skal

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What is an overcentre valve and how does it work? Chris Skal
2020 Update – Following on from last year’s blog on overcentre valves and how they work, we catch up with overcentre valves and refresh ourselves on how they have replaced the counterbalance valve as the go-to solution for load control, with the best results being seen when the valve is mounted directly onto the actuator itself.

Have you specified the correct fluid viscosity for your hydraulic system? Chris Skal
2020 Update – Following on from last year’s blog on hydraulic fluid viscosity we would like to reinforce how important it is to specify the correct hydraulic fluid for your system; monitoring it regularly to ensure that it is changed on schedule as hydraulic fluid molecules break down over time due to stress; this, in turn greatly reduces the lubrication effects of fluids.

How to work safely with machinery Chris Skal
2019 Update – Looking back at our previous blog regarding operational safety in the workplace, strict HSE Guidelines are now being adhered to at a greater rate by businesses, thus safety in the workplace is improving with machinery safety guidelines and safety equipment being more commonly displayed and used.

Saving Energy with your Hydraulic System Chris Skal
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2019 Update –A quick catch-up from our previous blog centring on energy saving within the hydraulics industry; one area we previously touched upon was the use of variable speed pumps to which improved the hydraulic footprint.

Hydraulic trailer applications explained Chris Skal
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2019 Update – With the construction industry in full flow and new building projects appearing all over the country, our popular Hydraulic DC Mini Tipper Packs are as popular as ever in the industry, thanks, in part to their compact build, versatility and their E11 and VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) approval.

Security bollards and barriers – How effective are they? Chris Skal
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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.