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Hydraulic Systems

Hydraulic systems can be found everywhere, from: food production lines and material handling to credit card manufacturing, waste management and recycling, transport and logistics, and those fairground rides that you love – or hate – the list goes on and on…

Add to that the fact that our customers come from all four corners of the world, all walks of life and industry, and with ideas and requirements great and small, there’s just never a dull moment here – that’s why we love what we do and as an ISO 9001 accredited company are passionate about doing it well. Every time.

We don’t simply “sell” hydraulic systems – we can’t, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Instead we make it our business to understand your business… your needs, your priorities and constraints, and then work with you to develop the hydraulic systems solution that’s right for you. And with the  technical team’s 60 years combined experience in hydraulic systems design, we can assure you that no idea is too big or too small – or too crazy! We’ve dealt with some of the toughest hydraulic systems design challenges, but we’re yet to be outdone!

Mark has been a star getting the kit together for a relatively crazy idea I have for an accessory which could have commercial applications beyond us… I’m a relative hydraulic ignoramus and he explained the options brilliantly to me.

It doesn’t matter if your idea isn’t nailed down yet; all we really need is for you to be able to define your end goal. What is it that you want to move, raise, lower, shift, compress, turn, (you get the idea)… how quickly and how often? The team can then show you the best way to get there and we’ll support you all the way through to final production and beyond.

Here are some hydraulic systems we “prepared earlier”…

A UK steel works contacted Hydraulics Online asking us to provide a complete, new hydraulic system capable of moving a 7000kg tool slide in a controlled and timed “stop-start” movement, and also to lift and lock the associated mandrils as required in a continuous cycle.

Hydraulics Online designed a complete bespoke hydraulic system proposing improvements to the customer’s original design and incorporating proportional valve control of the 100 litre/minute and 80 litre / minute pumps that were fitted to the power pack. The complete system was manufactured, installed and commissioned without a hitch!

Moving on from steel to plastic… our engineers were called to the site of a high quality credit, debit and store card manufacturer to fault-find a critical piece of hydraulic equipment and provide a timely solution to production problems. An off-line compatible high pressure (700 bar) hydraulic system was sourced and installed enabling the customer to meet production targets within agreed deadlines and service levels… thus avoiding severe third-party penalties!

There’s more! Our technical team were tasked by a power transmission equipment manufacturer and wholesaler to provide a complete hydraulic system and hydraulic cylinder for a tipping hopper application.

Hydraulics Online specified, designed and supplied a complete hydraulic system including hydraulic power pack and hydraulic actuator. Hydraulic cylinders and mounts were made according to the customer’s specification and the whole package was delivered within budget and time constraints… because we don’t make promises that we can’t keep.

One of our most famous hydraulic systems customers, that we can tell you about anyway, has to be Concorde…

Concorde hydraulic systemsThe team were asked if we could help with a project involving Concorde G-AXDN, on display at the Imperial War Museum, to make her the first Concorde in the UK to have a fully functioning droop nose and visor. And the rest, as they say, is history. You can read all about this exciting project here.

I am extremely pleased to have met such a good team who have supported Concorde and Heritage Concorde so well… you deserve a medal! I was amazed; you reeled off figures and technical data that were way above my understanding, but explained things very well. You don’t just shift boxes; you know your business inside and out. A very big “thank you” from the whole team –  I hope we can continue the great work.

Hydraulic ManufacturersIf you’re happy that your hydraulic systems design is already sorted, then maybe we can help by supplying the equipment and components that are needed to bring it to life. We have access to an extensive range of hydraulic manufacturers from around the world, and can often offer high quality, direct equivalents to big name brands; useful if you need to make your budget stretch that little bit further or have somewhat challenging deadlines to meet!

Our technical team have over 60 years’ experience between them, and are regularly credited with the fact that they “really know their stuff”. They love talking hydraulics too, so whether you would like to talk hydraulic systems or equipment then call us on: +44 (0) 845 644 3640. Our offices are in the UK, so if you’re here outside of our office hours (8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday and until 4:00pm on Friday) then you can reach us via:sales@hydraulicsonline.com through our online chat (even when we’re offline you can send a message) or by completing our online enquiry form.

System Hydraulics

Whether you’re starting with a blank sheet of paper or you are trying to improve an existing hydraulic system design, we understand that you’ll need performance efficiency and availability of components to make it work. Our team here at Hydraulics Online have over 60 years combined experience in hydraulic system design and supplying components, so there’s no need to worry. Your brand is in safe hands.

“Hydraulics Online… fast, friendly and competitive but we value them most because they are innovative and can find answers to the really tough hydraulic design problems.”

Our hydraulic engineers will help you through the entire process of your hydraulic system design, from outlining costing through to the final production of your hydraulic system. As an ISO 9001 accredited company, we believe that you should only get the best service and hydraulic equipment for your hydraulic system – and it could save you money in the process. As most of our popular hydraulic components are directly interchangeable with other lesser-known manufacturers, the possibilities are endless.

To bring this to life a little bit, following a search on the internet, a shredding and data disposal company contacted Hydraulics Online asking us to design and supply an efficient hydraulic system to run a mobile compactor and crusher.

Hydraulics Online proposed a hydraulic system using Italgroup radial piston motors. The vehicle was delivered to Hydraulics Online’s premises and our hydraulic engineer installed the PTO driven power source and hydraulic control valves. A second vehicle has since been fitted out to the same specification.

Another example of our work, after being approached by a leading producer of concrete products to civil engineering, construction and agricultural sectors, Hydraulics Online were tasked with replicating an existing, ageing hydraulic system that was no longer available.

The Hydraulics Online design team worked with absolutely minimal information and proposed a much more modern and efficient hydraulic system. This enabled the customer to order and install multiple sets of hydraulic equipment with major cost savings being realised in the process.

Finally, a leading manufacturer of concrete products requested Hydraulics Online to design a complete hydraulic system that would meet the customer’s exact requirements.

A full hydraulic system was designed and supplied comprising single-acting, telescopic lift cylinders and complete power pack. It was successfully installed and commissioned and is now in use in daily production.

As a trusted supplier, we have extensive competitive access to many popular and niche hydraulic manufacturers… you can find out more about them by clicking here.

Don’t just take our word for it… visit our testimonials page here. To find out more about the kinds of products we provide, visit our website. And don’t worry if you’re not sure on what sort of hydraulic component you need; our experienced team can help determine the one that will be best suited to your application. You can email sales@hydraulicsonline.com or you can speak to one of our friendly team members: +44 (0)845 644 3640.

Hydraulic

Your one-stop hydraulic resource…

Thanks to our seemingly unrivalled access to a vast range of hydraulic manufacturers from around the world, and our innovative approach to hydraulic problem solving, Hydraulics Online are THE hydraulic supplier that a rapidly increasing number of customers turn to for all their hydraulic equipment and systems design needs.

Large and small alike, our customers frequently rationalise their existing hydraulic supplier base, knowing that the team here can be relied upon to deliver trusted advice and solutions… backed up by reliable deliveries of hydraulic equipment from both well-known and niche hydraulic manufacturers. Hydraulic equipment that, in the nicest possible sense, they can then just “fit and forget”.

Not only that, but our team are fast gaining a reputation for loving a challenge. Straight forward and easy can be boring, right? We like to be kept on our toes. We are regularly tasked with sourcing seemingly obsolete or discontinued hydraulic components and haven’t been beaten yet. Often working to the tightest of budgets and delivering “yesterday”, if an original product isn’t available, or lead times are unworkable, we can offer a direct equivalent or re-manufactured unit.

We like to say that…

If it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

That includes: hydraulic pumps, hydraulic motors, hydraulic power packs and units, hydraulic cylinders and rams, hydraulic valves, hydraulic filters and filtration systems, hydraulic accumulators, and hydraulic coolers and accessories for any kind of application in any kind of market – even ATEX rated hydraulic equipment .

As an ISO 9001 accredited business, we don’t just “sell” hydraulics however… unless that’s all you want us to do. We aim to make it our business to understand your business, so that we can be certain we can give you the best hydraulic advice possible and recommend products that really are “fit for purpose”.

Technical advice and assistance was first class and we would not hesitate in contacting you in the future to satisfy our requirements.

So even if you’re not sure what hydraulic product you’re looking for… Let us take the pressure!

It goes without saying that we love all things hydraulic. And, keen as we are to spread the joy and understanding of hydraulic engineering, and believing that prevention is always better than cure we have produced what we hope you will agree is a useful hydraulic reference section.

We add to this on a regular basis but, if you click on the links here you can find:

And finally, based firmly on the belief that prevention is better than cure we have some hints, tips and trouble-shooting guidance for you.

Hydraulics CatalogueWe have never tried, or even thought about trying, to measure the scale of our hydraulic product offering – the number is, however, unquestionably huge! Our online catalogue showcases a very small selection of the products that we supply – we couldn’t possibly squeeze everything that we do in here!

If you’ve read this far and haven’t found or seen mention of the information that you’re looking for then there’s plenty more to see by clicking around on the menu above. But as you’ve no doubt gathered, there’s a lot that can be written about hydraulics – so if you’d rather just talk to one of the team instead, we’d love to hear from you.

Case Study: Hydraulic Power Packs for Specialist Vehicles

Supporting customers’ new product development activities and delivering tender-winning solutions is all in a day’s work for the technical team here at Hydraulics Online. Our philosophy is one of not just “taking orders”, unless that’s all that our customers want and need us to do. Instead, we make it our business to understand your business… only then can we be sure that we are supplying you with hydraulic equipment that really is “fit for purpose”. Unfortunately, not everyone shares this way of thinking.

A global specialist vehicle converter, contacted the technical team recently looking for support having been let down by their existing supplier. They had previously taken delivery of a hydraulic power pack that had been incorrectly specified and was simply not suitable for their application; their successful tender for a major new contract was at stake.

Having asked the “right” questions and gathered as much information as they could about the application and its operating parameters, the technical team proposed an alternative system and suggested some additional improvements and safety features that could be made to the design.

Within the week the customer received their hydraulic power pack and additional equipment, and shortly afterwards began to put it through its paces as the prototype platform lift of a commercial vehicle. It worked a treat. The customer then placed an additional order to to enable them to implement our earlier recommendations for additional systems improvements… and we are delighted to say that they won the tender!

So whether you are looking for a relatively standard hydraulic power pack, or a bespoke unit as part of a larger hydraulic systems design project then you’ve come to the right place. You can find out more about the different types of hydraulic power unit here or…

Catalogue LogoClick here to hop over to our catalogue and view our range of standard, mini and micro hydraulic power packs. If you can’t find the hydraulic power pack that you’re looking for then complete our stock enquiry form, or for more technical advice and hydraulic power pack quotations then please contact one of our team

Case Study: Original Equipment Manufacturer - Wind Turbines

The Customer: Original Equipment Manufacturer – Alternative Energy Supply

The Task: Hydraulics Online was approached to design a complete hydraulic system for an original equipment manufacturer producing wind turbine masts.

The Solution: A complete hydraulic system was designed for installing wind turbine masts into remote locations. The system was commissioned, performed well and the customer has since placed repeat orders.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

Case Study: Portable Hydraulic Power Unit

The Customer: Renewable Energy Engineers

The Task: As our customer’s preferred hydraulics company, Hydraulics Online were approached again to provide a suitable hydraulic system for the operation of a sluice gate in a remote location within the water power generation industry.

The Solution: Hydraulics Online proposed, built and supplied a suitable self-contained, portable hydraulic power pack / hydraulic power unit system thus enabling our customer to fulfil their contract requirements.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

Case Study: Hydraulic Tipping Skip Hoppers

The Customer: Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturer and Wholesaler

The Task: To provide a complete hydraulic system and hydraulic cylinder for a tipping hopper application.

The Solution: Hydraulics Online specified, designed and supplied a complete hydraulic system including hydraulic power pack and hydraulic actuator. Hydraulic cylinders and mounts were made according to the customer’s specification and the whole package was delivered within budget and time constraints.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

Case Study: Original Equipment Manufacturer

The Customer: Major OEM of Construction Equipment

The Task: Hydraulics Online were contacted following a search on the internet and asked to design and quote for a special high flow-low pressure, low flow-high pressure hydraulic power pack / hydraulic power unit for fitting clutches into gearboxes on construction equipment.

The Solution: One of our hydraulic engineers designed and built a bespoke mini-hydraulic power unit with a 2 bar low-pressure system, 250 bar high pressure system. The unit has been delivered and installed into the main production line of a certain product range.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

Case Study: Hydraulic Engineers

The Customer: 24/7 On-Site Hydraulic Service and Installation Company

The Task: An old, failing, pneumatic and manually operated 6 tonne press part of a critical production line needed to be converted to a hydraulic function (hydraulic power pack / hydraulic power unit) with a simple control panel. Delivery was critical.

The Solution: Hydraulics Online engineers designed, built and supplied the hydraulic power pack within three working days. The unit was installed and commissioned without a hitch and within less than a week had been proven to have increased output.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

 

Case Study: Industrial Hydraulics - Multi-National Production

The Customer: Multi-National Production Facility

The Task: An old failing, critical piece of production equipment was employed on a continuous 24/7 run, but due to very old hydraulic circuits and leaking, obsolete hydraulic valves, more time was spent on fixing regular breakdowns than on production itself.

The Solution: Hydraulics Online were asked to attend site and worked out a far more simple yet cost-effective solution to upgrade the hydraulic power pack. The work was completed on schedule and a backlog in production was tackled and the customer is now able to complete orders on time.

Hydraulics Online are now the preferred supplier for maintenance and fault-finding on all of the customer’s production equipment.

Click through on the following links if you’d like to find out more about us and our customers, the markets and hydraulic manufacturers that we deal with and the hydraulic products and services that we can provide.

Remember, if it’s hydraulic we can design it, supply it, solve it or repair it!

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