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Hyspecs Christchurch are moving to
34 Birmingham Drive, Middleton.
- Same phone number 03 366 1872
- Same great service
- Larger premises
The move will be done in two stages, please note the
- Service Department - Monday 27th July
- Sales and Administration Staff - Monday 10th August
We apologise for any inconvenience during this move, if you have
difficulty during this period contacting our Christchurch office
please call our Auckland office on 09 274 9985
We look forward to seeing you soon! (click on the map below for
Larger Google Map)
A pressure compensated piston pump was leaking excessively after
many years of service and a replacement was ordered. Before fitting
the new pump the oil and filter element was replaced and existing
valves were checked for correct settings. The new pump was started
up and it was confirmed to be producing sufficient pressure and the
cylinder was cycled a few times before shutting down the powerpack.
The next day production started and the hydraulic system overheated
after 30 minutes of operation - why?
Send us your answer
by 30th July 2015, to be in the draw for a Stanley Thermos flask. All entries qualify
(Hyspecs Staff excluded). Answer will be published next Hydrafile.
Click here to email us your
We've set the date for this years hydraulic training seminar in
Christchurch for the 29th and 30th of October. Brush up on your
hydraulic knowledge or send an employee along to the 2-day seminar.
Book now as places are limited.
Please note that the Auckland seminar is on the 15th and
16th of October but this has already been booked
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.
We've update the NZ Pricelist 2015 to version 2
and it's now available for download. With its bookmarks and contents
links, browsing to the product you're interested in, is a quick and
easy process. Product information includes basic specification,
image and price.
Along with a few price changes we've also added a few new
product lines: Hydro Leduc bent axis piston motors; Transducers
Direct wireless bluetooth pressure and temperature sensors; Deli
12/24 VDC hydraulic power packs; New piston pumps from Eaton and
Poclain and CMG electric motors to name a few.
Click here to download the 2015 pricelist.
A hardcopy version of the pricelist is also available. Copies
can be requested from your sales engineer or drop us an email and we'll
get one out to you.
Clean hydraulic oil of the correct viscosity grade and running
at optimum temperature will ensure your hydraulics work
efficiently. The working viscosity range for most hydraulic systems
is 15 to 100 cSt with 20 to 40 cSt being the optimum. For hydraulic
oil we generally use the ISO Viscosity Grade classification which
is the kinematic viscosity of the oil at 40'C. For lower working
temperatures ISO VG 22 or 32 oil is recommended and for higher
working temperatures ISO VG 46 or 68 oil is ideal. Hydraulic oil
that's too viscous requires extra power to overcome pressure
losses, oil that's too thin causes premature wear and excessive
For further advice speak to a Hyspecs Engineer on 0508 497
Castrol oil sample analysis kits are available from Hyspecs.
The $72 + GST list price of the kit includes postage to Castrol
Christchurch and the test cost. Castrol offer a 24 hour turn around
on the sample and results can be e-mailed directly to you.
You can also request a 6 hour turn around if it is an
Hydraulic system failures relate either directly or indirectly
to particulate contamination of hydraulic oil. Critical hydraulic
systems benefit greatly from a range of specific tests to check for
cleanliness and system component wear.
your Sample Analysis Kit online here
Hyspecs also stocks
Castrol Hyspin AWS oil in 20 litre packs (with handy built in pour
spouts) and 205 litre drums. "The Castrol Hyspin AWS Hydraulic Oil
range has been formulated using premium mineral base stocks and
incorporates the latest low zinc additive technology to provide
outstanding anti-wear properties and thermal stability performance.
The Castrol Hyspin AWS Hydraulic Oils have excellent hydrolytic
stability providing superior wet and dry filterability and wet and
dry pump performance. The Castrol Hyspin AWS range effectively
control sludge and deposit formation whilst providing excellent
corrosion protection to the ferrous and yellow metal components
within the hydraulic system".
Click on the following link for more information:
Castrol Hyspin AWS
46 - 20
litre or 205 litre drum.
Order your hydraulic oil/testing kit today by dropping us
online or by calling one of our sales engineers on 0508
grease spilled on floors, catwalks, and ladders can present fall
and fire hazards as well as oil spilled outside can cause
Hyspecs have a range of Spill kits designed to minimise and
clean up oil spills in the event of hydraulic hose or equipment
failure. Also suitable for other oils, diesel, petrol and other
hydrocarbon based liquids
- Suitable for leaving in the
back of ute/truck or cab of hydraulic machinery.
- All kits come with absorbency
pads, protective gloves, cable ties and larger kits include
disposal bags and safety glasses.
Speak to a Hyspecs Engineer about your requirements on 0508 497
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 0508 497 732.
Hyspecs manufacturing division, Hytech have doubled their
design capabilities, and reduced their lead times.
Hytech welcomes to the team - Wendy Roberts - CAD Manifold
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.
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
- Tracking machine
- 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
The results of this continual review process have
- Improved turn around in
- Increased machine
- Improved turn around in
If you have a circuit design you can go direct to Hytech to talk
about making this into a manifold. Ask for Production Manager -
Paul Harmse on 09 921 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
0508 497 732.
economical power pack
- 12VDC 2.0 kW & 24
VDC 2.2 kW motors; 3, 5 & 8 litre tanks
- 2.1 cc/rev
- Single acting or CETOP
- Complete wired remote
There are many configuration options available. Ring Hyspecs for
more options and pricing on 0508 497 732.
in our online shop now by clicking here.
Hyspecs is very pleased to be able to introduce to the New
Zealand market -Transducers Direct
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.
This 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 0508 497 732.
Buy in our online shop now by clicking here.
Hyspecs is pleased to announce the arrival of the Mobile
Hydraulic Service Centre otherwise known as "The Service
Based in Taupo this trailer is available to carry out Hydraulic
Servicing and repairs at our customers sites. This means that
equipment and plant has less downtime during maintenance and
Hyspecs purchased a trailer, the Hyspecs Chirstchurch service
team set out to convert this trailer into a workshop. Johan from
Hyspecs Taupo then took over with Ross to put in a Hydraulic Test
bench, a Hose press, Welder, Compressor and parts storage. This
trailer obviously can not have everything but will be able to help
in a number of situations.
As this trailer is mobile we can use this anywhere in the
country that is accessible by road should it be required. The
trailer has already been used for a number of jobs and with
bookings for planned service work. Customers have found this to be
a very convenient service. Please call Hyspecs to find out more
0508 497 732
Filters 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.
Hydraulic systems subject to severe service cycles, very high
pressures, extreme temperatures or containing piston pumps,
proportional and servo valves are more contaminant sensitive and
require finer filter media. 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
0508 497 732.
purchase our range of hydraulic filters in our online shop by
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.
Hyspecs is committed to supporting the Hydraulics Industry in
Hyspecs 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
If you would like a free copy please call Hyspecs on 0508 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 (6.8 MB) to download the 2015 Price
Hydrocontrol remote hydraulics controllers allow
users to remotely control pilot operated valves and pilot operated
pump servos. T
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
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 0508 479 732
or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
product specifications here.
PT-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 0508 497
Both Christchurch and Auckland Training seminars sold out again
this year. People for the Auckland seminar came from wide and far -
Dubai, Gisborne and Wellington.
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
In Auckland another highlight was the tour of the Hytech
manufacturing facility where our Manifolds are designed and
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
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
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
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
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
- 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 separate
series of smaller tubes running inside this, containing flowing
fresh or slat water which carries the heat away from the
If you need help with an overheating hydraulic system call Hyspecs
today on 0800 497 732 or email us on
For specification and pricing information on Hyspecs range of Emmegi Oil Coolers please click
For specification and pricing information on Hyspecs range of Oil
Reservoirs please click here.
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 New Zealand and
Australia as well as quality control and company process
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 here
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.
Consit essentially of two intermeshing toothed gears enclosed in
a common housing.
The H series motor uses a Gerotor while the rest of the
Char-Lynn motors use a Geroler.
Axial piston Motors are displacement machines in which the
pistons are arranged in parallel to the axis of rotation of a
In this version, the cylinder barrel is driven and, as a result,
the pistons which are located and guided in the barrel rotate with
With this type of hydraulic motor, the cylinder barrel is driven
by the pistons which in turn are themselves driven by the drive
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 0508 497 732.
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 utilizing hybrid hydraulic
Hyspecs New Zealand is the sole distributor for Poclain
Hydraulics products. This includes their range of Motors, Pumps,
Valves, Electronics, Hydraulic Power Packs and Systems.
more information on Hyspecs range of Poclain Hydraulics
product, fill out our Info Request form or talk
with one of our engineers on 0508 497 732.
To download a printable Poclain Hydraulics brochure click
servicing of your Poclain Hydraulics product call us
now on 0508 497 732 to book
* 5" bore
* 3" shaft
* 2½ m stroke 4 tonne bin
* 1 Service Tech
* Piston comes off end of rod.
* Bin won't come off in this position!
* The question How the @#*# are we going to do this?!
* Get big crane in to get heavy bin off so we can remove
the bent bit!!
For all your Hydraulic Servicing call Hyspecs 0508 497 732
and speak with one our service Engineers. They are ready for your
challenges. (click on images below for larger
Boat Hydraulics Including Remote Control of the Hydraulic
Winches. Hyspecs was contracted by a major North Island boat
builder 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
The Power house
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.
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!
For more information please download our Log Splitter