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Whether you are looking for a relatively “standard”, or completely bespoke hydraulic power unit and system, you can rest assured knowing that, with over 75 years’ technical experience and our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation under our belt, you’ll be in safe hands.
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A hydraulic power unit is the “backbone” of any hydraulic system…
Built to operate continuously, and engineered to withstand the most demanding of working environments, a typical hydraulic power unit will comprise a: hydraulic motor, pump, reservoir and coolers (to keep the fluid at a safe working temperature), and can produce a huge amount of power to drive most hydraulic cylinders.
If you are looking for something standard, an “off-the-shelf” hydraulic power unit so to speak, then the good news is that we are a leading distributor for UK-based Fluidlink Hydraulics. Established in 1993, Fluidlink Hydraulics started as a distributor for Smiths Industries Hydraulics company. During 2002 however, Smiths Industries withdrew from the hydraulics market leaving Fluidlink with customers but without products. To serve their customer base, Fluidlink invested heavily in the necessary machinery and developed into a hydraulic power unit manufacturer in their own right. And the rest, as they say, is history.
The Fluidlink hydraulic power unit series is used in a multitude of mobile and industrial applications. Available in AC and DC, and with three different types of body and tank to choose, this “standard” hydraulic power unit can be readily tailored to your specific requirements. The full range comprises:
- Former Smiths hydraulic power unit products – Mk3 hydraulic power unit, Slimline hydraulic power packs and Autopacks;
- New “G” series range of mini hydraulic power unit and hydraulic pump/hydraulic motor units;
- Soundless, industrial hydraulic power unit versions available up to 4kW;
- Former “A” and “D” control valve range;
- The upgraded compact Series 35 range of bankable valves is now available;
- Combining hydraulics and electronic controls with PLCs – including programming and data logging.
Maybe you’re looking for something completely bespoke – a hydraulic power unit that’s far from standard, designed and built to your suit your exact requirements…
The collection of images at the top of this page page shows a handful of the hydraulic power unit systems that we have supplied in the past. You can view these in more detail within our power pack album on Facebook.
Our most famous hydraulic power unit customer to date would probably have to be Concorde. Duxford Aviation Society, owners of the British Airliner Collection, were keen to improve their display of Concorde 101 G-AXDN at the Imperial War Museum. In response, Heritage Concorde proposed making her the first UK Concorde since 2003 to be able to “droop” her nose… and then approached Hydraulics Online asking if we could help on “Project Salute” – we certainly could!
You can read more about the project here, but in brief – the technical team designed and built a bespoke hydraulic power unit that could be connected to the existing nose hydraulic systems and allow the visor and nose to be lowered and raised at any time; safety features included a pressure gauge and a hydraulic pressure valve. G-AXDN’s droop nose was unveiled at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on 24th October, 2014 – timed to coincide with, and “Salute”, the 11th anniversary of the last commercial flight by Concorde – and was featured on the BBC News and ITV News as well as being reported on by regional press.
But there are plenty more hydraulic power units and systems that we have supplied that haven’t hit the headlines! Take, for example, the multi-national production facility that had an old failing, critical piece of equipment employed on a continuous “24/7” run… due to very old hydraulic circuits and leaking, obsolete hydraulic valves, more time was spent on fixing regular breakdowns than on production itself. Hydraulics Online were asked to attend site and designed a far more simple, yet cost-effective solution to upgrade the hydraulic power unit. The work was completed on schedule, a backlog in production was tackled and the customer began completing orders on time, and even ahead of schedule!
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 too.
A global, specialist vehicle converter, contacted the team after being let down by their existing supplier; a hydraulic power unit that had been incorrectly specified and their successful tender for a major new contract was at stake. Having asked the “right” questions, 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 unit and additional equipment, and began to put it through its paces as the prototype platform lift of an emergency services vehicle. It worked a treat. The customer 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!
On a smaller scale, Hydraulics Online were asked by a bespoke construction and engineering company to come up with a complete system for use in a disabled household to open and close loft and office access doors. A suitable hydraulic system was designed, built and supplied with a complete hydraulic power unit including all relevant hydraulic hoses and fittings, and is now used on a daily basis.