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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 capabilities online here...
Welcome to the first
Hydrafile for 2013. Wow what a summer we have been having. I can't
remember the last time we had such a good run of beach weather. Of
course not everyone is happy and with drought conditions upon us
the farmers are in a tough position. Personally we are in water
conservation mode at home as our tanks slowly dwindle. We have our
fingers crossed for some decent rain soon.
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
Download the full article by
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 3rd of January) will
All statutory days and weekends closed. However we have
engineers on call for your urgent sales or service
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.
other days we will be open for normal business.
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
Brush up on your
hydraulic knowledge or send an employee along to help with your
business. The Christchurch seminar has been scheduled for the
20th-21st of September and the 18th-19th of October for
Book your spot on the course by
downloading and filling out the registration form for the Auckland
here or the Christchurch seminar
This two-day seminar offers you an introduction into hydraulic
components and their operation. Subject matter covers generic types
of pumps, motors and valves and the course content will provide you
with an understanding on how these components operate, are applied
and conditions that may lead them to fail.
The information presented in the seminar is combined and used in a
winch circuit design that is carried out with parameters provided
by participants. This allows you to see an example of basic circuit
design and component combinations.
Basic fault-finding is also covered to assist you with the
emotions of lost money, time and production involved with on-site
problem solving. Looking at problem solving from another angle can
help you reduce your customer's downtime.
All topics are presented in an open
forum and we welcome you to ask questions and participate in topic
discussions. This provides the opportunity to hear and share real
life experiences that relate to the topic being discussed. For more
information on the course content
download the Programme from here.
The cost of the two day course is $600 + GST and this includes all
course material, lunch and refreshments for both days.
To register for the course please download the form for the
here or the Christchurch seminar
here. Fill out and email back to us as soon as possible.
Alternatively just give us a call using the numbers in the left
hand column or email us by clicking here. Attendee numbers are
limited so places are allocated on a first come first serve
Hyspecs Auckland has just finished
building a brand new hydraulic test rig. Designed specifically to
test all types of hydraulic equipment from pumps, motors, valves to
cylinders and steering orbitrols.
The test-bench is separated into three testing
- 22kW hydraulic variable speed drive for testing small
displacement gear, vane and variable displacement piston
- 55kW VSD for testing larger vane and variable displacement
piston pumps, both open and closed loop.
- Valve, steering orbitrol and hydraulic motor testing up to 65
l/min and 350 bars.
- Variable speed control from 500-2000 rpm on both pump test
- Proportional load control up to 350 bars.
- Proportional flow control from 0-300l/min.
- Electronic pressure and flow sensors with 160mm dial pressure
gauges for calibration.
- Movable operator console with colour display of test parameters
- Boost pump for off-line filtering, cooling and pilot
- Automatic sump pump to transfer oil from sump to header
Hyspecs Christchurch has a new service manager,
James McKay. James started with Hyspecs in October 2007. He holds a
National Certificate in Machining and Toolmaking and previously
worked as a machinist/toolmaker for a local Christchurch company.
James brings a variety of skills to the service department
including machining, welding, plant maintenance and mechanical
engineering. To read more about our staff visit our staff profiles
30 years Hyspecs have offered comprehensive high quality hydraulic
cartridge valves for the mobile and industrial equipment markets.
We are designing and manufacturing cartridge manifolds using an
extensive range of cartridges from HydraForce, Command Controls and
Sun to meet virtually any need encountered in machine design for
flow rates of 0.4 to 500 l/min.
The latest Cartridge Catalogue is designed to make it easy to find
the right valve for the job; we've used the latest CAD program
technology to generate virtual manifolds with cut away views to
show the internal workings of the valve. Click here to
download the Hyspecs Cartridge Catalogue.
We'd like to introduce you to the hydraulic service team in our
Auckland branch. Steve Trobridge and Dave Lewis can be found arm
deep in hydraulic oil most days, fixing customers problems. They
love it and enjoy the challenge that comes with the different
scenarios they come face to face with every day. Click here to read
more about them.
We've had a pseudo online shopping cart for a few years now,
with the ability to order hydraulic product online via account and
email. We decided it was time to offer a full online shopping
experience and have gone live with it on the Hyspecs NZ site.
You can browse and purchase from over 10,000 products using your
credit card, account or request payment advice. If you've forgotten
to order something during the day no problem. Just log into our
site and purchase the goods after hours. We'll have the goods
dispatched first thing the next day. Click
here to visit the online shop.
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."
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 Auckland has 3 "new" sales engineers to introduce:
Rory joined Hyspecs in mid 2011 and comes from a varied
background including 7 years with the NZ Air Force and 3 years with
Air New Zealand.
Jon joined Hyspecs in 2011. A Fitter and Turner by trade, Jon
comes to us with 4 years experience in servicing mobile hydraulic
equipment and a large knowledge of hose and fittings.
Justin holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechatronics Engineering.
Justin comes from a diverse background spanning sales, accountancy
and debt collection. He joined Hyspecs late 2011.
Click here to read
more staff profiles.
Where possible Hyspecs likes to provide "Kiwi Made" products.
Our NZ made steel oil reservoirs range in size from 100 to 200
litres. For smaller tanks we import the aluminium range of
The NZ made 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. Click
here to download more information and pricing.
Hyspecs also 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
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.
• Dual filtration in and out, 10 micron, useful for separate water
and particle filtration ensuring ultra clean oil
• Gauge for indication that filter needs changing
• Rubber tyres and contoured handgrip for manoeuvrability and easy
• 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 0.4m(d)
• 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.
Click here to download the
product brochure 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