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Hyspecs can now offer you an alternative to bulky oil tanks and
using large quantities of hydraulic oil.
- reduce the size and weight of your hydraulic system
- reduce the risk to the environment in the event of an oil
- stop oil contamination from dusty, humid or salty air
- increase the life of your fluid and components by up to 5
then we have a solution for you with the innovative Variable
Volume Reservoir (VVR).
For example your standard 200L hydraulic tank could be replaced
with a VVR weighing 16 kg when filled with oil! These reservoirs
have been used successfully since 2008 on various hydraulic systems
such as drill rigs and are suitable for mobile, industrial and
marine applications where weight or quantity of oil stored is
The VVR allows
your hydraulics to be run in a closed loop sealed system. The VVR
also slightly supercharges the pump inlet reducing the risk of
cavitation, beneficial when working at altitude or on steep angles.
A correctly sized oil cooler must be used and Hyspecs offers a full
range of air and water coolers ex-stock.
Standard equipment on the VVR is low level switch, air bleed
valve, support brackets and isolation ball valve. Additional
options available are overboard relief and instrumentation
If you would like more information then please contact Craig by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hyspecs is a distributor for
Comer SOM planetary reduction boxes. With the modular assembly
design, multiple input, output and reduction ratio options can be
selected to fit in with your requirements.
planetary gear units are divided into 21 basic groups depending on
the different torques that are to be transmitted to the output
shaft, which can vary from 50 to 65000 Nm.
In fact, the product modular construction permits the coupling
of bevel gears, worm gears, hydraulic brakes and a variety of input
shafts to the planetary units, as well as providing for a wide
choice of coupling flanges for hydraulic or electric motors.
Hyspecs currently stock a range of PG and PGA 100 to 700 series
reduction boxes with a lead time of approximately 1 week.
For detailed specification information, click here to access the
Comer SOM website data pages. Browse our range in the Hyspecs online shop here.
For more informaiton
talk with our Sales Engineers today on 1800 497 732 or send us an
shopping is available at www.hydraulicspecialties.com.au.
It's easy to use and you can either search by category, brand or by
using the built in search engine, you can find a product directly
by part number or description.
The site is available 24/7 so if you've run out of
time during the day to order that part, you can always logon after
hours, place the order and we'll get it dispatched first thing the
following morning. Click here to
shop online now.
We've set the date for this years hydraulic training
seminar in Melbourne. Brush up on your hydraulic knowledge or send
an employee along to the 2-day seminar. Sign up now:
Join Hyspecs for the two day seminar covering everything from
the basic principles of hydraulics to fault finding and failure
analysis. Learn how to design a hydraulic winch circuit, size
components and draw a circuit. Just turn up with an open mind and
lots of questions! Click here for
more information on the Hyspecs website.
Click here to download the registration form.
Hyspecs stocks the Galtech range of cast iron
mono-block valves which can be controlled manually and
electrically. Galtech have just released a new version of solenoid
for the largest valves in the range, the Q95 and Q75. With a
reduction in size, the coils can now be installed on all adjoining
sections. The Q95 (1") and Q75 (3/4") come in a 1 to 6 bank
configuration. These valves have been very popular where electric
control is required with a very durable manual backup in
* One to eight bank valves 3/8"-1/2"
* One to six bank valves 3/4"-1"
* Pressures up to 350 bar, with built in
* Flows to 120 l/min with good
* Power beyond and detent options
* Electric solenoid option with manual
override for all sizes
* Hydraulic, pneumatic and remote cable actuator options
* Dual axis lever option for double bank valves
* Cylinder, motor, single and double acting spools, open or closed
For more information and pricing click
Hydraulic power packs are
used to provide hydraulic power via oil flow and pressure. In
their most basic form they consist of the following:
1. Prime mover - AC or DC electric motor or a petrol or diesel
2. Hydraulic pump
3. Bellhousing and coupling to join the prime mover and pump
4. Relief valve to protect the pump and circuit
5. Tank and oil
Hyspecs have available off the shelf modular DC hydraulic power
pack. Hyspecs can also manufacture hydraulic power pack to
your requirements. From small hydraulic power pack driving a simple
ram to large complex hydraulic power pack driving components in
industrial sized power stations.
Read more about Hyspecs hydraulic power pack
the first Hydrafile for 2013.
Hyspecs Excavator Valving has been featured in the latest Deals
on Wheels magazine. Read the article in full in this months
"Excavators are a versatile machine with a plethora of
attachments available - turning a standard digger into a machine
capable of just about anything. When adding a new attachment to an
excavator, you need to be able to control it. If an auxiliary valve
is available, that can be used. If not, another hydraulic valve
capable of controlling the new attachment will get the job
the full article by clicking here.
Another year has sprinted past and we find ourselves looking
forward to Christmas and time with family and friends. We thank all
of our customers for your loyal support this year and we look
forward to helping you with a successful 2013. Richard Krebs,
Hyspecs opening hours for the coming Christmas and New Year
holiday period (25th of December to the 2nd of January) will
All statutory days, weekends and the 31st of December
closed. However we have engineers on call for your urgent sales or
Mobile phone details for the engineer on call will be available
by calling your local branch using the numbers listed on the contact us page.
Website and email orders will still be monitored as per normal.
All other days we will be open for
Don't forget you can view and order hydraulic parts online here.
The site is available 24/7 so if you've run out of time during
the day to order that part, you can always logon after hours, place
the order and we'll get it dispatched first thing the following
New Staff: Hyspecs Melbourne would like to welcome
their two "new" engineers...
Cam has a background in heavy mobile equipment engineering. Cam
completed his Advanced Trade as a Fitter and Turner with Tranzrail
during which time he gained experience in hydraulic equipment
installation and servicing. After spending 2 1/2 years as Aucklands
Service Manager, Cam moved into a sales engineering position until
late 2011 when he took up the Sales Manager position in our
James Initially trained in the Royal New Zealand Air force gaining
National Certificates in Aeronautical engineering and Aircraft
servicing. Having gained over 13 years engineering experience both
domestic and internationally, 2 of which employed at Marshall
Aerospace Uk and 8 years at Air New Zealand. James joined Hyspecs
NZ in August 2010 and moved to the Australian branch at the end of
Click here to read more staff profiles.
Hyspecs bids farewell to Gary Holt, Branch Manager of
Christchurch. After 3+ years of dedicated service to Hyspecs, Gary
is heading back to residence in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Gary
will be pursuing Hytech manifold sales across Canada for our NZ
manufacturing division. "I would like to thank all the staff at
Hyspecs for their support and resources shown to me over the last
3+ years, to Hyspecs Christchurch, who have endured much over the
last 18 months, you have grown stronger and I thank one and all for
your friendship and support."
Owen Ladbrook will be taking the reigns
from Gary and is looking forward to the challenge that will bring.
Owen has 15+ years experience at Hyspecs and has spent that time in
technical and sales engineering roles.
Hyspecs manufacture steel oil reservoirs
that range in size from 100 to 200 litres. For smaller tanks
we import the aluminium range of OMT.
The steel tanks come in 100, 150
and 200 litre (75%) nominal volumes. They are manufactured from
mild steel plate with all external welds TIG/MIG welded,
continuous, no slag and checked by liquid penetration. The outward
top flange comes with Nylock nuts and bolts and the sloped bottom
floor allows easy draining via a removable stteel plug. Sealon
adhesive tape provides an easy to install dust proof and water
proof seal and the reservoir is fully grey primer etched inside and
out. The reservoir also comes witih pre-drilled bolt down holes and
baffles are available on request.
stocks the OMT range of aluminium oil reservoirs in 16, 25, 55 and
75 litre (75%) capacities. They are manufactured from cast die
aluminium and come complete with lid, gasket and drain plug. The
lid is left blank to allow the designer to cut appropriate holes
for the electric motor, filters, filler/breather and any other bulk
head accessories that may be required. Click here to download more
information and pricing.
All reservoir sizes are in stock now and you can purchase
the entire range online at our website
So what's a Scoobi? The acronym Scoobi was coined by one of our
service engineers a few years back and stands for "Self Contained
Old Oil Beautifying Implement". The Scoobi was designed to transfer
oil from one vessel to another, whilst extracting contamination
from the oil in the process. Typically used for transferring old
oil from a tank that needs cleaning, during system maintenance and
for filling tanks in new systems. Even new oil contains
contaminates so it is recommended that a new drum of oil be
filtered before going into the tank. The Scoobi provides a clean
and easy way of doing this.
Features and Benefits
• Dual filtration in and out, 10 micron, useful for separate
water and particle filtration ensuring ultra clean oil
• Gauge for indication that filter needs
• Rubber tyres and contoured handgrip for manoeuvrability
and easy transportation
• IP65 rated on/off switch
• Assembled from locally sourced components for ease of
• Manufactured by Hyspecs
• Relief valve protection
• Approximate dimensions 1m(h) x 0.5m(w) x
• Transfer oil at 20 l/min
• Powered by a single phase 0.75 kW electric motor with lead
• Oil is pumped via a Galtech gear pump
Nett price for the Scoobi is $3300 + GST. We currently have
Scoobi's in stock and lead time from ordering if not in stock is
typically 5 working days. We also hire out our workshop Scoobi at
the rate of $50 per half day and $100 per day plus filters. Hose
assemblies can be manufactured to your specifications.
here for more information or buy
Hyspecs now stocks the Poclain KV range of electronic 3 and 6
port selector valves.
Electronic selector valves are often used in a situation
where a new piece of hydraulic equipment has been added to an
existing machine. For instance a 6/2 way valve can divert oil from
the tilt function on an excavator to another auxiliary function, at
the press of a button.
Stocked valves range in size from 3/8" to 1" (BSP ports), as
either 12 or 24 VDC with a manual over-ride option on all. An
external drain port is drilled as standard, which allows higher
pressure and/or flow in most cases. This port can be plugged
not needed. All valves are open on changeover.
3-PORT SELECTOR VALVE
FLOW WITH DRAIN
FLOW WITHOUT DRAIN
PRESS WITH DRAIN
PRESS WITHOUT DRAIN
3/8" BSP, 12/24 VDC
1/2" BSP, 12/24VDC
3/4" BSP, 12/24VDC
6-PORT SELECTOR VALVE
3/8" BSP, 12/24VDC
1/2" BSP, 12/24VDC, NG6
1/2" BSP, 12/24VDC, NG10
3/4" BSP, 12/24VDC
1" BSP, 24VDC
For more information download the Poclain catalogue by
clicking here (see pages 37-39 (3port),
Our sales engineers are available to offer expert guidance on
the correct method for applying these valves to your application.
They can be contacted by phone (see the numbers on the contact us page) or
email at email@example.com.
Hytech is the manufacturing division of Hyspecs
NZ, located within the same building at 32 Crooks Road Auckland.
Hytech manufactures standard & custom hydraulic
Hydraulic manifolds are used in
conjunction with cartridge valves to provide an integrated circuit
where complex functions can be performed, equal to that of most
conventional control components. The manifold itself is usually
some form of aluminium alloy or steel with cavities machined to
accept the cartridges. The cartridges control the flow and pressure
of the oil to the machines various hydraulic components such as
motors and cylinders.
The advantages of this
technology become clear once it is examined in more
1. Complex functions
can be performed by one integrated circuit. This can replace many
2. Hosing or pipe-work is greatly simplified, resulting in lower
costs and fewer potential failures
3. Pressure, return and function ports can be positioned where
most convenient for the end user. Customising the block to the
4. Circuit confidentiality is enhanced, since the design cannot be
without resorting to exotic X-Ray methods.
5. Installed costs are
usually lower than discrete components.
6. Skilled technicians are not usually needed to install the
7. Maintenance is simplified due to rapid cartridge
interchange-ability. Failure of the block itself is rare.
8. Circuit versatility industry common cavities allow cartridges
with differing functions to be substituted in the block. Therefore
altering the circuit to customer specific requirements.
9. The completed circuit is usually lighter than individual
10. The completed circuit is usually more compact than individual
11. Virtually any circuit can be incorporated into a cartridge
Hytech provides Hyspecs with standard
hydraulic manifolds that are used in every day circuits, such as
relief and counterbalance valves. However Hytech is also geared to
provide one off hydraulic manifolds for systems seen in super
yachts or factory production lines. Hytech can also provide
original equipment manufacturers (OEMS's) with large runs of
hydraulic manifolds, fully assembled with cartridge valves and each
individual unit tested before shipping to your assembly plant to be
inserted into your machine. At Hytech literally no job is too big
For more information download a
Hytech brochure by clicking here or visit the Hytech website by clicking
SAFEXTM valves are designed to be
mounted directly to the boom and/or the stick (arm) cylinders of
hydraulic excavators. With the correct installation and adjustment
these valves prevent uncontrolled lowering of the boom/stick
cylinders in the event of a hose burst, thereby becoming part of
the load holding and lowering system designed to comply with AS
1418.8 / ISO 8643.
To check compliance with the above standards the
SAFEXTM valve was tested on an
excavator to simulate a hose burst. A ball valve connected to tank
was fitted in the hose going to the
boom cylinders. With the test load suspended the ball valve was
opened to simulate a hose burst and the boom drop speed measured to
ensure that it did not exceed 10mm/sec. For the next test the ball
valve was closed and the operator moved the joystick to lower the
load and the speed was measured. Then the ball valve was opened,
again simulating a hose burst, and the lowering speed was measured
to ensure the speed had not increased more than 100%.
We filmed this test with OSH in presence, utilising a Cable
Price excavator. The valve passed the test and has been confirmed
to comply with the required standards.
SAFEXTM valve test video on YouTube by
For more information please
email us or talk with one of our Sales
Engineers using the numbers listed on the Contact
Hardcopy / CD Pricelist 2010
we released the 2010 Pricelist as a download from our
website. This month we release the CD and Hardcopy
The CD version of the pricelist includes our linked
Product Library. This is the same version that we use in-house
which includes full product specification/brochure links for the
product you are interested in.
There's over 400 MB of information in there!
A printed version of the pricelist allows you to stay
mobile and look up a part and price whilst on the go.
To order your free copy of the CD and/or printed hardcopy
please call one of our sales engineers by using the numbers listed
on the Contact Us page, or drop us an email
HydraForce i-Design CD
Now You Can Easily Create Custom Integrated
i-Design Hydraulic System Design Software allows you to create
custom integrated manifolds from the very beginning design stages
all the way through pricing and quoting to your customers. And the
best part is that it's FREE!!
i-Design Version 3 incorporates the schematic layout and
pricing tool from previous versions with the addition of a 3D
layout tool. This new feature greatly improves
communication throughout the design cycle, from specification with
by the OEM designer through the manifold design.
Used in house and
by Hydraulic Specialties customers, i-Design gives us the
ability to collaborate on a design easily and efficiently, getting
the whole design completed in a fraction of the time it would
otherwise take, with traditional methods.
To order your free HydraForce i-Design CD either call one
of our sales engineers today by using the contact numbers listed on
the Contact Us page, or drop us an email
Visit the HydraForce website for more information
by clicking here.