When it comes to heavy industry, a hydraulic system is indispensable. Whether it’s aiding in the movement of your heavy-duty vehicles or powering your machinery, hydraulics are here to stay. However, behind every quality hydraulic system at work here in the UK today is a team of expert hydraulic manufacturers using their expertise to keep a host of industries running smoothly.
Yet, as someone with a hydraulic system, you may not know much about the various services that a hydraulic manufacturer can offer you. Aside from designing and creating efficient units, an expert hydraulics company can offer their clients a range of solutions and bespoke features to ensure their customers are getting the highest standard of service possible.
With this in mind, we decided to look into just some of these services and highlight the host of reasons why you need a hydraulic engineering company to support your next big job.
Hydraulics truly are the workhorses of heavy industry, using the basis of simple physics to carry out everything from keeping a lift working properly to aiding in large-scale construction projects. However, although immensely useful, hydraulic systems can, from time to time, break down and can cause havoc to your operation.
Whether through simple wear and tear or improper use, a broken hydraulics system can bring some operations to a complete stand-still, leading to costly spells of downtime. With this in mind, it really is essential to have the expertise of a professional hydraulics manufacturing team to hand in case disaster strikes.
Machinery that relies on hydraulic components, such as diggers and other lifting equipment, are some of the most common culprits to suffer a breakdown. It is also the case that equipment such as this falls under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), meaning they must meet certain safety specifications before being legally allowed to operate.
With this in mind, many hydraulic companies will ensure that all repairs are carried out along LOLER guidelines. It is also essential under LOLER to have your lifting equipment assessed and serviced every six months or year, depending on the system. An expert in the industry such as HP Hydraulics can help ensure you’re LOLER certified and running at optimum efficiency.
Your hydraulic oil is the beating heart of your system, creating the pressure needed for power and movement. Because of this, it is imperative to ensure that contaminants are kept to a minimum as oil that is filled with dust and grime will inevitably decrease your project efficiency and can also damage the various components in your hydraulic system, leading to time-consuming repairs.
To minimise the chance of costly downtime due to oil issues, investing in a comprehensive test and, if needed, flushing of your system can really pay dividends. Your hydraulic technician will have a range of equipment at their disposal to ensure that your oil isn’t contaminated and a flush can effectively clear anything that could be causing problems in your system.
Here at HP Hydraulics, we utilise our revolutionary portable particle monitor to offer advanced insights into the integrity of your oil, giving both us and you the most in-depth analysis.
The finish of a system is essential for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re looking to create a heat resistant surface, highlight a safety issue or simply create an aesthetically pleasing look to your machinery, a quality finish can make all the difference.
With this in mind, a hydraulics company may offer a variety of finishing methods to fit your specific needs. One of the most common services is to offer a wet spray coating to machinery. The superior choice in comparison to other methods such as powder coating, a wet spray makes painting large or awkward shaped machinery much easier to paint whilst retaining a high-quality finish.
Clean metal work is also essential for machinery, which is where shot blasting can help. Helping to give your tired metal a new lease of life, shot blasted metal clears away dirt and grime by pulverising the top layers and making it stronger in the process.
Sometimes, you won’t need to invest in a full system and instead will only require specific components. A hydraulic system is a finely tuned machine, meaning if just a single part isn’t working properly, it can affect the whole process significantly. With this in mind, a hydraulics company will likely have a range of supplies and parts that you can take advantage of.
Power packs are a prime example of a much-needed component and, with a variety of kilowatt options, it’s important to have the right pack for the job. Hydraulics companies with the skills and resources can actually design and manufacture a product to your exact specifications so you can be sure that you’re getting a perfect fit for your hydraulics system.
We at HP Hydraulics can offer design and manufacturing solutions on a range of components and products, from quality-made power packs to hydraulic cylinders or even an entire system made to your exact specifications.
Of course, the above services and features can be especially handy for those in the industry, however, it is equally important that you’re working with industry professionals to ensure you’re receiving the best standard of work possible.
With this in mind, it’s a good idea to keep the following points in mind when shopping around. For starters, it’s important to work with a company that has the skills and experience to offer a great service. Companies like the team at HP Hydraulics have decades worth of experience in the industry, meaning they will have worked with a vast number of hydraulic issues, thus making them the superior choice.
It’s also important to consider flexibility when it comes to choosing your hydraulic engineers. As it’s unlikely that you’re expecting a breakdown to occur, you need a company that can fit around your schedule. Consider looking for companies that can offer a 24/7 breakdown service as standard so, if you do find yourself with a piece of out of commission machinery, you can rest assured that help is at hand.
Whether you need a hydraulic hose or whole new system, ensure your hydraulics is running at optimum efficiency with HP Hydraulics
As you can see, a hydraulics manufacturer can offer their clients a huge range of services that can be extremely beneficial to their operations. However, these advantages are only offered by the real industry experts.
Here at HP Hydraulics, we have been offering our clients a second to none service throughout Fareham and the south coast. We understand the importance of hydraulic systems in heavy industry, which is why our range of services aims to make us your one-stop-shop for all of your hydraulic solutions.
Whether you’re in need of a bespoke designed cylinder for your hydraulic system, expert repairs and services or a comprehensive wet spray finish to your machinery, HP Hydraulics is here to help.
For more information on how we can help to optimise your hydraulic systems, visit our website or get in touch with one of our advisors on 01329 828 877 to discuss your requirements.