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The Big Advantage To Using A Manually Operated Hand Valve

Posted by John Wheway on Aug 15, 2019 3:12:00 PM


Hydraulic valves control the directional flow of fluids through a hydraulic system. Choosing the right type of valve is highly important for the system’s overall function. From solenoid to multi-block directional valves and from directional to pressure control valves, it’s not always easy to figure out which valve is the best for you.

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Topics: Hydraulic Hand Valves

How To Understand Which Hydraulic Pump You Need

Posted by John Wheway on Jul 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Selecting the right hydraulic pump is vital to a system’s proper function and longevity. There are numerous types of hydraulic pumps to suit different purposes. In this article we explain which pumps can work for which systems.

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Topics: Hydraulic Pumps

10 Factors To Consider When Purchasing A Hydraulic Power Pack For Your Project

Posted by John Wheway on Jul 22, 2019 4:56:55 PM

The hydraulic power pack is arguably the most important part of the hydraulic system. It consists of specific components, sub-assemblies, and accessories. The pack’s function is to supply hydraulic power to the system.

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Topics: Hydraulic Power Packs

How To Choose The Right Hydraulic Cylinder For Your Application

Posted by John Wheway on May 15, 2019 11:21:10 AM

Hydraulic cylinders come in a wide variety of types, designs, and sizes. You need to have a fair understanding of your project needs in order to choose the right one. Here’s how to narrow down your choice to the best cylinder.

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Topics: Hydraulic Cylinders

Ranger Caradoc Are Moving Offices!

Posted by John Wheway on Apr 10, 2019 4:07:27 PM

We’re getting ready to re-locate our Great Witley office to a unit next door to our new factory in West Bromwich. This will put our sales and customer service team closer to our manufacturing division, and enable us to provide a more responsive service to our customers.

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Topics: Insider

What Is Cushioning (In Hydraulic Cylinders) And Why Is It Important?

Posted by John Wheway on Mar 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM

A hydraulic cylinder is a mechanical actuator which gives a unidirectional force via a unidirectional stroke. A tube in which a piston operates under the action of fluid pressure is referred to as cylinder housing. Cylinder cushioning is an arrangement intended to regulate the speed of the piston as it ends the stroke. The piston’s deceleration begins when the plunger approaches the end of the cap.

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Topics: Hydraulic Cylinders

What Are Tandem Hydraulic Cylinders & How Are They Used?

Posted by John Wheway on Feb 27, 2019 10:52:38 AM

Tandem hydraulic cylinders are versatile and adaptable components and can be used in a variety of mechanical applications. Completely customisable, they can provide the perfect solution when single hydraulic cylinders lack the force required to set machinery in motion. Yet for such a powerful piece of equipment, they are surprisingly simple in design.

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Topics: Hydraulic Cylinders

Preventative Maintenance – How To Prevent Faults In A Hydraulic Cylinder

Posted by John Wheway on Jan 24, 2019 9:56:20 AM

Preventative maintenance is a strategy to reduce repair bills and keep machines running efficiently. Many businesses offer planned preventative maintenance (PPM) as a paid service. We don’t, although there is a strong argument that PPM extends the life of industrial equipment and can save money in the long term compared with repair costs and spare parts.

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Topics: Hydraulic Cylinders

What Is Inside A Hydraulic Power Pack & How Does it Work?

Posted by John Wheway on Dec 21, 2018 9:40:00 AM

A hydraulic power pack is a portable power delivery system that holds energy for a hydraulic mechanism. The simplest way to think about what a hydraulic power pack is to consider the role of an electric battery, which stores energy for a circuit to draw on when needed. Hydraulic power packs are used in a wide range of industrial applications and machines, especially where there is no direct access to a power source.

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Topics: Hydraulic Cylinders

Standard Vs Custom Hydraulic Power Pack Design – What's The Difference?

Posted by John Wheway on Dec 20, 2018 9:37:53 AM

Hydraulic power packs may come with standard configurations or be custom designed. Which option offers the best value for money? This all depends on the range of functions you require from your system. What factors should you consider when making your purchase decision?

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Topics: Hydraulic Cylinders

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