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Welcome to the Hydraulic Specialties News Page. We will endeavour to provide you with relevant technical information and what's new as far as products and Hydraulic Specialties is concerned. We also run competitions from time to time with generous giveaways! To view a list of all previous Hydrafiles click here.

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Apr 2015

Electronics Team - Hytronics

David

Hyspecs have been integrating electronics in their designs for quite some time. As the demand for this technology has increased Hyspecs appointed Hydraulic & Controls Systems Engineer - David Crowe to head up our newest division "Hytronics", joining existing engineers - Owen Ladbrook, Scott Clements and Craig Kemp.

David brings a wealth of experience to Hytronics. David is a registered Industrial electrician with over 16 years experience. David has also worked as a service Engineer, giving him hands on experience with a variety of industries.

David enjoys fault finding with a keen interest in automation. Some of David's past work includes process control, heavy industry, marine - including super yachts, mobile lifting, container cranes, and high voltage work with Power Generation. David is ready for any challenge and relishes the opportunity to work with our customers to improve their processes, production and automation.

With a number of new electronic controls being added to the Hyspecs repertoire, the possibilities are endless for increased control and automation of machinery and equipment.

Contact Hyspecs to see what Hytronics can do for your business on 1800 497 732.

Hytech - Design Doubled

Hyspecs manufacturing division, Hytech have doubled their design capabilities, and reduced their lead times.

Hytech welcomes to the team - Wendy Roberts - CAD Manifold Design Engineer.

Due to increased demand for Hydraulic manifolds, Hytech recruited Wendy as an additional designer to assist Steven Zhou with manifold designs at Hytech.

Wendy has been designing manifolds for 19 years since graduating from Coventry University in the UK with a bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Wendy worked for UK based family business Integrated Hydraulics for 15 years (this business was bought out by Eaton), she then moved on to Hydraforce (UK) for 4 years before joining Hytech April 2015.

Hytech have been looking for ways to reduce turnaround for the manufacture of their Hydraulic Manifolds. 

This review has involved

  • Matching jobs with similar settings to reduce setting times
  • Tracking setting times
  • Tracking machine hours
  • Looking at the features of the CNC machines to get the most out of these machine
  • Repeat orders can now be managed much more quickly
  • Improved finishing with Nicol plating on all manifolds. The thickness of the plating customised to suit different working environments for longer life.
  • Working towards ISO 9000 acreditation to ensure consistency and quality of products

The results of this continual review process have been

  • Improved turn around in design
  • Increased machine time
  • Improved turn around in production

If you have a circuit design you can go direct to Hytech to talk about making this into a manifold. Ask for Paul Harmse on +64 9 921 2221. Visit the Hytech website by clicking here.

If you have an idea of what you want but not the expertise to deliver a circuit diagram, contact one of the Hyspecs Engineers on 1800 497 732.

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Log Splitters - Made Easy With Hyspecs

As winter approaches, Hyspecs sees an increasing demand for log splitters. With help from Hyspecs you can build Your Own Log Splitter. Hyspecs has a range of log splitter parts to suit a variety of size requirements and performances.

Hyspecs source only quality parts that you can rely on.

The log splitter parts can be sized to suit portable petrol engine units, tractor PTO set-ups and electric motors. When designing your log splitter, take into consideration the throughput you would like to achieve. The more horsepower you have, the faster you will be able to split the wood.

See in action a Hyspecs custom built commercial 30 tonne log splitter with integral conveyor. Hyspecs sales engineers designed the system with a Galtech double gear pump, unloader valve and auto kick out valve. So much easier than weilding an axe!

CustomLogSplitterFor more information please download our Log Splitter Brochure

Mar 2015

New! Wireless Bluetooth Pressure Transducer

Hyspecs is very pleased to be able to introduce to the Australian market -Transducers Direct TDWLB.

The first pressure transducer in the world to feature certified wireless Bluetooth technology and it uses a patent pending design to connect transducers to tablets and smartphones through the use of a downloadable free app.

Bluetooth Presssure TransducerThis transducer can be used anywhere you need to monitor pressure and temperature without the need for wires.

"This is one of our most exciting new products" says Nick Cottier - Hyspecs Marketing Manager. "There are potentially thousands of different applications where this transducer can be used. This includes places where access is limited, restrictive, complicated or just time consuming such as hulls of boats, roof tops or hot industrial areas." To get started is easy as 1 2 3. Download the free app, install the transducer and wirelessly connect - no confusing wiring to figure out.

For more information download our information brochure on Indicators, Gauges, Switches and Fittings here, or please call Hyspecs to find out more 1800 497 732. 

Buy in our online shop now by clicking here.

12/24 VDC Deli Power Pack

Deli DC Powerpack

  • Pre-assembled, economical power pack
  • 12VDC 2.0 kW & 24 VDC 2.2 kW motors; 3, 5 & 8 litre tanks
  • 2.1 cc/rev pump 
  • Single acting or CETOP circuits
  • Complete wired remote control

There are many configuration options available. Ring Hyspecs for more options and pricing on 1800 497 732.

Buy in our online shop now by clicking here.

Why Regular Filter Changes are needed

Omt _tank _top _return _215x 313Spinona _174x 276Filters should be checked at least once a month and elements changed as per the indicators, or every 2000 hours of operation, or every 6 months whichever comes first. Fluid condition should be checked at regular intervals to maintain optimum component life. Most hydraulic failures and premature wear of components are due to oil contamination. Fluids other than petroleum, severe service cycles, very high pressures, proportional and servo valve applications require cleaner oil and better quality filters. Hyspecs recommends all filters have visual or electrical pressure differential indicators fitted so you know when to replace the filter elements. An oil particle analysis to ISO 4406 is the best way to determine your filtration effectiveness and the health of the hydraulic system. Hyspecs has oil sample kits available as well as optical oil particle monitors that can be permanently installed on your machine and interfaced with your control system.

Call us here at Hyspecs now for filters or book a service on 1800 497 732.

Browse and purchase our range of hydraulic filters in our online shop by clicking here.

Feb 2015

Hyspecs Brisbane Launch

Brisbane Launch Richard Chris SmlWe've joined forces with local Brisbane hydraulic engineer Chris Flint to bring Hyspecs (Hydraulic Specialties Pty Ltd) to Brisbane.

Chris and the team at Hyspecs celebrated our Brisbane Launch on Wednesday the 28th of January 2015. We had a good attendance, with lots of questions and answers as to what Hyspecs has to offer. With Chris permanently based in Brisbane, our customers will have even better access to Hyspecs.

Customers will continue to have the support from Hyspecs' Melbourne office with their large stock holding of hydraulic parts, service and expertise. If you are in Brisbane why not give Chris a call on 0439 330 678 and find out what Hyspecs can do for your business. If you are based outside of Brisbane call 1800 497 732. Hyspecs have a sales team to cover all areas of Australia. Where possible stock will be dispatched overnight.Brisbane Launch 3smlBrisbane Launch 2sml 

 

Hyspecs 2015 Price Book Now Available

2015AUbook Lg SmlHyspecs 2015 Price List printed version is now available.

There are new products, some price drops and a few extra features listed. There are tabs to make it easy to find what you are looking for.

Product information includes basic specification, product image and price.

If you would like a free copy please call Hyspecs on 1800 497 732 or download an electronic copy - with its bookmark and contents links, browsing to the product you're interested in is a quick and easy process.  Click here (6.4 MB) to download the 2015 Price List.

New *Hydrocontrol hydraulic remotes now in stock*

HCRCMHydrocontrol remote hydraulic controllers allow users to remotely control pilot operated valves and pilot operated pump servos. 

Working on pressure reducing principles, Hydrocontrol hydraulic remote controllers can be configured to a pressure control range to suit the majority of applications. Pressure range settings are field convertible.

Remote controllers can be configured with ancillary electrical control options to combine a machine's control interface into a single compact package

Consult Hydraulic Specialties for the range of control springs available and metering curve information by phone on 1800 497 732 or email us on hyspecs@hyspecs.com.au Download product specifications here.

New Product *Raking Adaptor for Fillers*

PT-M5webPT-M5 Raking adapter for fillers - this Aluminium adaptor is for fitting OMT TR series filler breathers to the side of a tank, it is fully equipped with screws and gasket in flexoid.

Call Hyspecs now if you would like more information 1800 497 732 .

Download product specifications here.

 

Dec 2014

Merry Christmas From Hyspecs

Hyspecs wishes to thank you for your support throughout 2014. With the holiday season upon us people everywhere will be gearing up for a well deserved break. Should you need any hydraulic support over the Christmas and New Years period please take note of our holiday hours below.

Holiday Hours

24th Dec       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
25th Dec       Closed
26th Dec       Closed
29th Dec       8:00 am to 5:00 pm
30th Dec       8:00 am to 5:00 pm
31st Dec       8:00 am to 5:00 pm
1st Jan         Closed
2nd Jan        Closed


Christmas5th of January onwards back to normal (8:00 am to 5:00 pm). For days that we are closed we do have an emergency call out option for those in need. Please call our office (1800 497 732) for the cell phone number of the engineer on call.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and happy New Year, from the HYSPECS team.


Oct 2014

Hydraulics Overheating?

As summer approaches the extra heat in the atmosphere puts more pressure on hydraulic systems.

Hyspecs recommends, as operating temperature is 60 degrees Celsius. Do not test with your hand, as even touching for a split second is too hot. Instead use the temperature gauge to get an accurate reading.

Eaton recommends a maximum system operating temperature of no higher than 82 degrees Celsius. Keeping your system cool will increase the life of your system and save you money in the long run.

In a perfect hydraulic world all energy put into a system could be transferred to the job at hand, whether it is a cylinder, motor or some other hydraulic machinery. However we are lucky if we get 65-75% of the input energy turned into useful work. The rest gets turned into heat, noise and vibration.

The loss of power can be attributed to many things:

  • High pressure drop across hoses, orifices and valves
  • Mismatched motor sizes in a pressure compensated system
  • In-built inefficiencies in pumps and motors
  • Poorly designed hydraulic systems 

Try as we may to get the system 100% efficient we will never do it, so we are usually stuck with two options to overcome heat:

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  • Build a large oil tank to dissipate the heat. This is usually the easiest and cheapest option if designing a system from new. Hyspecs recommends a tank size of at least 2.5-3 times the maximum flow of oil in the system (not applicable to closed loop systems where the designer can get away with a much smaller tank). 
  • Install a hydraulic oil cooler cable of cooling approximately 30% of the system input power. Oil coolers typically come as either air/oil or water/oil variety. The air/oil coolers are pretty much the same as a car radiator with either an electric or hydraulic fan blowing over the fins to cool the oil flowing inside the radiator. Oil/water coolers are designed to have oil running through a large outer tube with a seperate series of smaller tubes running inside this, containing flowing fresh or slat water which carries the heat away from the oil.  Emmegi Water cooler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need help with an overheating hydraulic system call Hyspecs today on 1800 497 732 or email us on hyspecs@hyspecs.com.au

For specification and pricing information on Hyspecs range of Emmegi Oil Coolers please click here.

For specification and pricing information on Hyspecs range of Oil Reservoirs please click here.

Engineer Profile - Craig Kemp

Project engineer Craig Kemp says the thrills and excitement of hydraulic engineering are with the large projects undertaken by Hyspecs. Recruited into the Hyspecs team in January 2007, Craig's primary work focus is managing projects in Australia and New Zealand as well as quality control and company process improvements.

Hyspecs are proud of their team here at Hyspecs. This year we have been profiling various staff in Engineering News.

"With our staff of highly proficient hydraulic engineers like Craig, Hyspecs is able to offer customers a complete system solution," Mr Krebs says. "To ensure that our customers' expectations are met, all projects go through a design review process before a final proposal is presented to the customer. The types of projects that we have worked on are varied, ranging from simple hydraulic power units to large marine systems for controlling A-frames, deck winches and cranes."

Read full Engineering news article hereCraig Kemp Project Engineer

Hydraulic Training Seminars 2014 - Photos

Both Christchurch (NZ) and Auckland (NZ) Training seminars sold out again this year. People for the Auckland seminar came from wide and far - Dubai, Gisborne and Wellington.

seminar Auckland

For the Christchurch seminar we had people from the Hawkes Bay, Nelson through to Dunedin. 

We had fun with lively discussions on hydraulics, how the different components worked, why hydraulics fail and how to get longer life out of machinery and general fault finding. Our hydraulic training seminars are such a mine of information on hydraulics that even our competitors attend! 

Some of the highlights - Hands on learning with parts and cross sections of parts passed around the class, stories of Luigi. The tour of Hyspecs products - for some it was like being a kid in a candy factory!

In Auckland another highlight was the tour of the Hytech manufacturing facility where our Manifolds are designed and manufactured.

In Christchurch the test equipment tour had some service engineers wheels spinning.

Some of the feedback we received "my knowledge has greatly increased and taken another persons perspective", "was excellent, can now apply this knowledge at work in practical applications", "The Topics covered gave a good general base on hydraulic components, applications and systems". See more photos on our Face book page

Hytech Tour Si _class 2014

Hydraulic Training Seminar 2014

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:

OCTOBER
16-17

Melbourne

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 ( register now - places are limited).

Mar 2014

Poclain Hydraulics

Poclain Hydraulics LogoPoclain Hydraulics has become the world leader in hydrostatic transmissions based on high performance cam-lobe radial-piston motors. Further to Poclain Hydraulics' off-road market expertise, Poclain Hydraulics now offer innovative solutions utilising hybrid hydraulic products.

Hyspecs Australia is a full line distributor for Poclain Hydraulics products. This includes their range of Motors, Pumps, Valves, Electronics, Hydraulic Power Packs and Systems.

Poclain Radial Piston MotorFor more information on Hyspecs range of Poclain Hydraulics product, fill out our Info Request form or talk with one of our engineers on 1800 497 732.

To download a printable Poclain Hydraulics brochure click here.

For  servicing of your Poclain Hydraulics product call us now on 1800 497 732 to book a repair.

 

May 2014

Hydraulic Motors - how stuff works

Hyspecs provides a full range of hydraulic motor with a brief explanation of each hydraulic motor category below. Click the headings for more detailed information.

Gear Motor

Consit essentially of two intermeshing toothed gears enclosed in a common housing.

Gerotor/Geroler Motor

The H series motor uses a Gerotor while the rest of the Char-Lynn motors use a Geroler.

Piston Motor

Axial piston Motors are displacement machines in which the pistons are arranged in parallel to the axis of rotation of a cylinder barrel.

Swash-Plate Motor

In this version, the cylinder barrel is driven and, as a result, the pistons which are located and guided in the barrel rotate with it.

Bent Axis Motor

With this type of hydraulic motor, the cylinder barrel is driven by the pistons which in turn are themselves driven by the drive flange.

Wobble-Plate Motor

With this type of hydraulic motor, a so-called wobble plate is driven by the input or drive shaft.

For a more detailed description of each of these motors please visit our "How stuff works" motor series page or contact one of our Hyspecs Engineers 1800 497 732.

Service Challenge - Another day in the office

The stats
* 5" bore
* 3" shaft
* 2½ m stroke 4 tonne bin
* 1 Service Tech

The problem

* Piston comes off end of rod.
* Bin won't come off in this position!
* The question How the @#*# are we going to do this?!

The solution

* Get big crane in to get heavy bin off so we can remove the bent bit!!

For all your Hydraulic Servicing call Hyspecs 1800 497 732 and speak with one our service Engineers. They are ready for your challenges. (click on images below for larger image)

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Feb 2014

Hydraulic Winches

Boat Hydraulics Including Remote Control of the Hydraulic Winches. Hyspecs was contracted by a major North Island boat builder in NZ to supply the hydraulics for a 24m catamaran work boat.

See the winches in action on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B-BYu0p9_0

In order to make this a multi purpose work boat, Hyspecs had to design the hydraulic system to seamlessly run various deck equipment simultaneously.

Hydraulic Anchor Winches

The Power house

Motor

Log Splitter Parts

Build Your Own Log Splitter With Hyspecs Log Splitter Parts. Hyspecs has a range of log splitter parts to suit a variety of size requirements and performances.

Hyspecs source only quality parts that you can rely on.

The log splitter parts can be sized to suit portable petrol engine units, tractor PTO set-ups and electric motors. When designing your log splitter, take into consideration the throughput you would like to achieve. The more horsepower you have, the faster you will be able to split the wood.

See in action a Hyspecs custom built commercial 30 tonne log splitter with integral conveyor. Hyspecs sales engineers designed the system with a Galtech double gear pump, unloader valve and auto kick out valve. So much easier than weilding an axe!

CustomLogSplitterFor more information please download our Log Splitter Brochure

Hydraulic Power Pack Manufacture

Hydraulic _system _hydraulic _power _pack _custom _madeHydraulic 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 engine

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 capabilities online here...