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Welcome to the Hyspecs News Page. We will endeavour to provide you with relevant technical information and what's new as far as products and Hyspecs 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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Jul 2016

Deli Pump For Log Splitters and Presses

Ever thought of building your own Log Splitter? You'll need a pump and preferably a Hi-Lo one for the job. Hyspecs are excited to announce the arrival of the Deli Hi-Lo pump.

The CBNA High/Low Hydraulic pumps are a competitively priced, compact, two stage, external gear pump designed for use at elevated pressures.

These are ideal for press type applications requiring fast approach/retract speeds and slower peak actual work speeds because of horsepower limitations or safety constraints.

The CBN pumps are ideal for use in log splitter and press type applications.

Click here to find out more about Deli Pumps.  Browse the Pumps and products that we stock.

For further information and advice call us on 0508 497 732 and talk with a sales engineer or email

Technical Corner - DC Electric Motor Duty Cycle

DC MotorLow voltage DC motors draw a lot of current even when the hydraulic pump is lightly loaded. For this reason our DC powerpacks have a duty cycle rating and a thermal cut out switch to protect the motor. The duty cycle is normally defined by a S1, S2 or S3 rating.

S1 is a continuous duty, S2 is short time duty and S3 intermittent periodic duty. When selecting a DC powerpack its important to know how long the motor will run under load and then the cool down period. For example our Deli units are specified as S3; 30 seconds on and 270 seconds off. We also have a full range of DC powerpacks with higher duty ratings.

Download and read the DC Motor / Pump Capability Guide for more information.

For further information and advise call Hyspecs and talk with our expert sales engineers on 0508 497 732 or drop us an email at

Aluminium & Steel Oil Tanks

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 OMT.

Oil resevoir 1The 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.

Oil resevoir 2Hyspecs 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 pricing.

All reservoir sizes are in stock now and you can purchase the entire range online at our website here.

Jun 2016

Poclain Hydraulics

Poclain 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 stock a range of Poclain Hydraulics MS02 through to MS18 motors in shaft & wheel mount versions. We also have a large range of spare parts to offer quick support & can usually source any other spares quickly from one of the Poclain Hydraulics plants. Hyspecs is a certified Poclain Hydraulics Repair Centre, so staff in any of our branches can service your Poclain Hydraulics components to the standards required by Poclain Hydraulics. 

Click here to read more about  Poclain Hydraulics products and browse the Poclain products that we stock.

For further information and advice please call us on  0508 497 732 and talk with a sales engineer or email

Winners - Test Your Skills Competition

AS PROMISED, Hyspecs is giving away 5 Beanies

These are the Questions we asked with their correct answers beside them in RED.

1. How much pressure is 30 MPa in bar? 300 Bar
2. What is the flow rate in litres per minute from a 16 cc/rev gear pump turning at 1250 rpm? 20 Litres per Minute
3. Would a pressure compensated pump typically be axial piston or gear type?  Axial Piston Pump

 We received quite a number of entries.

Our winners are  Owen, Shayne, Kaarac, Mark and Stuart. You will be receiving an email to confirm your postal details and your beanie will be on it's way by the end of the week, just in time for the cold weather.

A BIG thank you to all who participated in the May Hydrafile Competition.


SCOOBI - Self Contained Old Oil Beautifying Implement

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.

ScoobiFeatures and Benefits
• 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 transportation
• IP65 rated on/off switch
• Assembled from locally sourced components for ease of service
• 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 & plug
• 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 online now.

May 2016

Test Your Skills Competition

Hyspecs is giving away 5 Beanies. If you can answer all 3 of these questions correctly you go in the draw to win a New Zealand made Possum-Wool beanie form Hyspecs. Ideal for the winter temperatures we will be facing very soon.

1. How much pressure is 30 MPa in bar?

2. What is the flow rate in litres per minute from a 16 cc/rev gear pump turning at 1250 rpm?

3. Would a pressure compensated pump typically be axial piston or gear type?

Send us your answer  by 10 June 2016, to be in the draw for a BEANIE. All entries qualify (Hyspecs Staff excluded). Answer will be published next Hydrafile.  Click here to email us your answer.

 SAFEX Anti Drop Valves

Don't Drop Your Load If Your Hose Bursts!

SAFEX valves are designed to be mounted directly to the boom and/or arm cylinders of hydraulic excavators. With the correct installation and adjustment these valves prevent uncontrolled lowering of the boom/arm cylinders in the event of a hose burst, thereby becoming part of the load holding and lowering system designed to comply with AS 1418.8 / ISO 8643. Hitachi Excavator Without Brand 300w

Each setup should be checked individually when installing, not all setups work the same on all machines, but here are some easy steps to check. The installation is quite simple yet effective, contact us for more info.

To get the protection you require without negatively affecting the machine operation, the correct balancing of the hose rupture valve and main directional valve is essential. The opening of the hose rupture valve should lag behind the main directional valve while not affecting the stability and performance of the machine. This is achieved by matching each hose burst valve to the machine on which it is installed. SAFEX manifolds are made from ductile iron with nickel plating and suitable for all excavators with flows from 30 to 600 l/min.

Hose burst valves are a mandatory requirement on all excavators over 7 tonnes when being used like a crane. 

Attach Hyspecs SAFEX valves to your excavator and you won't risk damage or injury in the event of a hose failure. Manufactured in NZ by Hyspecs.

For further information and advice please call us on  0508 497 732 and talk with a sales engineer or email

Hydraulic Tip

Most people over estimate the cooling capacity of the hydraulic oil tank. With a 30 degree C difference between ambient and oil temperature, a standard design steel tank can dissipate the following :
100L : 1.0 kW
200L : 1.6 kW
300L : 1.9 kW
HydraulicTip052016Considering that typically 15-20% of your input power is converted to heat, in most cases an oil cooler is required unless you have an intermittent duty cycle. Hyspecs stocks a range of air and water coolers along with thermostats, temperature switches and temperature sensors to help maintain optimum oil temperature.

Apr 2016

Hyspecs Brisbane - Business as Usual

The Hyspecs Brisbane branch has moved and is open for business.BrisbaneSign1

The new location for the Brisbane branch is Unit 6/10 Fortune Street, Geebung, Brisbane, QLD 4034 or you can still give them a call on (+61) 7 3865 6120 for any and all your engineering requirements.

Hyspecs Australia is growing by the day and have skilled and experienced staff who are available to help you.

For more information, visit or email us on and we will get back to you!

 Meet some of the staff at Brisbane! 


Chris Flint  has an extensive background in Hydraulic Engineering with over 30 years experience in this industry.

Eliza Milner  is the Customer Service Representative located at Hyspecs Brisbane. She has over 5 years of Hydraulic Industry experience!

With a Mechanical Engineering degree,  Joseph Tan  is up for the challenges in technical selection & application of hydraulic equipment.



Nelson - Tracy Beswick

What's going on in Malborough...

Sales Engineer Tracy Beswick, is the go-to-guy down in Nelson and very soon he will be servicing the rest of the Marlborough Region.

Tracy is a Qualified Fitter and Turner by trade with over 6 years experience in hydraulic hoses and tubing. He is a great guy with a positive attitude and geared with the knowledge to give you the best advice.

Nelson is positioned as Australasia's biggest seafood fishery port and has a hinterland of Forestry, Agriculture and Wineries all around Malborough. This has created an influx of engineering requirements over the past few years.

For more information, give Tracy a call on 029 200 4823




Hydraulic accumulator's are pressure vessels and require protection against overpressure.

To safely service hydraulic systems with accumulators, a valve that discharges the oil in the accumulator to tank while simultaneously blocking the pump pressure is also required.

Fluid safety blocks such as our EPE BS20 have all these features in one valve block that screws directly into the accumulator fluid port. An additional feature that we recommend is to fit a normally open solenoid valve into the safety block. 

During normal operation the solenoid valve is closed but when your machine is shutdown the solenoid valve opens and automatically discharges the stored oil to tank. Always check there is no pressure in the accumulator using a gauge connected directly to the accumulator fluid port before working on the hydraulic system.


Mar 2016

Hydraulic Training Seminars 2016

We've set the dates for this years hydraulic training seminars in Auckland and Christchurch. Brush up on your hydraulic knowledge or send an employee along to the 2-day seminar. Sign up now: Hydraulic Training 2013

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.

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.



Eaton Hydraulics Authorised Distributor

Hyspecs is a full line distributer for Eaton hydraulic product in New Zealand and Australia. Having access to the full range of Eaton products, along with factory support, allows Hyspecs to meet customer demands for a single supplier of Eaton product from spare parts to custom built systems.  

EatondistribHyspecs carries stock across its branches of the most common Eaton hydraulic product such as geroler and geroter motors, piston pumps both open and closed loop, transmissions, vane pumps, cetop directional valves, cetop modules, proportional valves, steering control units and slip-in cartridge valves.  

Hyspecs service department can  service & repair almost any Eaton hydraulic product and manufacture hose assemblies using genuine Eaton-Aeroquip product on Eaton-Aeroquip hose presses. Call us now to book a service repair on 0508 497 732.

Aluminium & Ductile Iron Bar Stock Cut To Length

AluminiumDuctileMetalMost major suppliers in New Zealand don't offer custom cut lengths of Aluminium and Ductile Iron, therefore a full length is purchased and often the remaining off-cut is wasted.

As a leader in Engineering, we understand that a full length is not always required and therefore we have decided to make this option available for our clients. There is no need to purchase full lengths of Aluminium and Ductile Iron as we will cut the sizes you need and we don't charge a cutting fee. You can customise the size to your specific requirements.

Click here to read more on the Hytech website (the manufacturing division of Hyspecs) or call Paul Harmse at Hytech on 09 921 2221 for more information.


HYTECH is a designer and manufacturer of standard and custom hydraulic aluminium and steel manifolds.

Webtec Hydraulic Testing Equipment

DHCRDo you want to quickly diagnose, repair and certify a hydraulic system is working correctly again? Webtec hydraulic testers are dedicated service tools that help you test and fix hydraulic machinery fast - no more guess work, just great diagnostics.

Webtec test equipment is ideal for hydraulic fault-finding and reporting, used by mobile machinery dealers & service technicians worldwide. The equipment often pays for itself the second time it's used through a reduction in 'warranty claims', only replacing faulty parts and a reduction in machine downtime.

FT Webtec 250wHyspecs is the sole NZ distributor for Webtec's range of hydraulic products. From hydraulic data loggers and readouts to flow condition monitoring, test stand instrumentation and control valves. Click here to see the full range.

Call Hyspecs now and talk with a sales engineer on 0508 497 732 or email us at

Merry Christmas From Hyspecs

Hyspecs wishes to thank you for your support throughout 2015. With the holiday season upon us, Kiwi's 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
27th Dec       Closed
28th 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
3rd Jan         Closed
4th Jan         Closed


5th 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 (09 274 9985 or 03 366 1872) for the cell phone number of the engineer on call.

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

Nov 2015

Webtec - Press Release

Hydraulic Specialties Ltd - HYSPECS, is very proud to announce their appointment as Sole Agents for Webtec in New Zealand.Webtec Logo

Webtec are specialist manufacturers of hydraulic measurement and control products helping to improve the productivity of heavy machinery.

In 1985 Britest Equipment Co Ltd were appointed as the sole NZ Agents for Webster Instruments (now Webtec), covering the importation, sales and service throughout the country. John Best, the proprietor of Britest, has continued with this operation for these past 30 years.

Since informing Webtec earlier in the year of his wish to retire, Webtec have been reviewing their options and chosen a new agency agreement for the New Zealand market. Hyspecs are proud to have been chosen as the New Sole Agents for Webtec in New Zealand.

With our appointment, Hyspecs would like to assure Britest's customers that they will receive the same exceptional personal service that they enjoyed in the past. Hyspecs would also like to thank John for agreeing to be on hand to share his knowledge during this transition. John has been passionate in his support of Webtec products, Hyspecs share this passion and believe the Webtec range of testing equipment will compliment the existing range of Hydraulic equipment that Hyspecs currently offers.

Hyspecs will, continue to supply the same Webtec stock as Britest has offered in the past, along with Hyspecs next working day delivery and 24/7 support.

Check Pressure Control Devices

Visually check that pressure control devices have not been tampered with. Look for vibration or pulsation in the pressure line of the pump or motor, with erratic machine movement.

Over pressurisation can lead to costly mechanical failure in pumps, motors, cylinders and valves.

Running systems at under optimum pressure, while less likely to induce failure, can cause system to operate less efficiently. Uncontrolled decompression, thermal expansion or back flow through check valves can cause pressure spikes.

For further information and advice please call us on 0508 497 732 and talk with a sales engineer or email


Hytech - New Website

Hytech has a new website.

Same address

Find out what Hytech has to offer

  • Custom Manifolds - record new design and production times!
  • Precision Engineering - Steel parts made to order.

Hytech Screen Shot 2015-10-27

Successful Seminars in Auckland & Christchurch

Hyspecs held two more successful Hydraulic Training Seminars  in Auckland and Christchurch. They prove so popular they were sold out well ahead of time. To reserve a spot for next year email us now at 

What did people say about the seminars?

  • Very good real cases/examples
  • I learnt alot I did not know existed in this industry
  • Great course, will help a lot


Sep 2015

Oil Reservoir - Space Saver

When you have a big pump you need a big Oil Reservoir right? Wrong.VVR-Duo -02

Standard Oil Reservoirs add weight, they increase the size of your hydraulic System and they also increase the risk of environmental contamination, but there is another option.

Hyspecs in Melbourne recently assisted a customer who wanted a hydraulic system that would operate underground. They wanted a lighter, smaller and environmentally responsible hydraulic system. Hyspecs were able to supply this customer with a Variable Volume Oil Reservoir (VVR) which met all their needs. We have eliminated the need for a 100-150L reservoir by utilising a 7litre VVR. This resulted in huge savings in oil, space, weight and ongoing operating costs while also reducing the environmental impact of a possible oil leak.

To see a VVR in action watch the video - Cylinder operating with Variable Volume Reservoir (VVR)

For further information please call us on 0508 497 732 and talk with a sales engineer or email

Aluminium Oil Reservoirs

OMT - Aluminium Oil Reservoirs

  • Die cast aluminiumOMT Reservoirs
  • Complete with lid and gasket
  • 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.
  • Nominal capacity corresponds to ¾  of total capacity
  • Drain plug

See our range on our website

For further information please call us on 0508 497 732 and talk with a sales engineer or email

Steel Oil Reservoirs

Hyspecs - Steel Oil Reservoirs

  • Hyspecs ReservoirsMaterial: mild steel plate
  • All external welds TIG/MIG welded, continuous, no slag and checked by liquid penetration
  • Outward top flange with Nylock nuts and bolts
  • Sloped bottom floor for easy draining via removable steel plug
  • Baffles available on request (extra cost)
  • Sealon adhesive tape that customer installs to provide dust proof and waterproof lid seal
  • Pre-drilled bolt down holes
  • Tank and lid grey primer etched inside and out
  • Nominal volume = 75% of maximum volume

See our range on our website

For further information please call us on 0508 497 732 and talk with a sales engineer or email

Test Your Skills Competition Result

If you can answer all 3 these questions correctly you could stand a chance to win a New Zealand made Possum-Wool beanie form Hyspecs. Ideal for the winter temperatures we will be facing very soon.

  1. How much pressure is 30 MPa in bar.
  2. What is the flow rate in litres per minute from a 16 cc/rev gear pump turning at 1250 rpm.
  3. Would a pressure compensated pump typically be axial piston or gear type.


Send us your answer by 10 June 2016, to be in the draw for a BEANIE. All entries qualify (Hyspecs Staff excluded). Answer will be published next Hydrafile. Click here to email us your answer.


Bluetooth Transducer Android App

TDWLBTransducers Direct have just released the Android App for the TDWLB bluetooth wireless pressure/temperature transducer. Along with the iOS (Apple) app you can wirelessly monitor your pressure transducers from up to 100 feet away. Download the app now from the Google Play store on your phone or computer.

The phone must have hardware support for "Bluetooth Smart", which is also referred to as Bluetooth Version 4.0 (and later). It's very likely that any device made in the last 3 years or so will work. 

Search the Google Play store using the keyword "TDWLB".

More information is available by clicking here.

Hyspecs Christchurch - Move Successful

Hyspecs Christchurch has a new home! The move was completed in two stages, with the second stage enlisiting some of the Auckland Hyspecs team to get the job done. The Auckland team enjoyed the novelty of sun, rain, sleet, snow, wind and frost in one weekend!

Our new premises offers the service team more space to work, along with increased storage facilities for parts, great off street parking.

When you next visit Hyspecs Christchurch, feel free to ask for a tour!

Moving To Birmingham

Aug 2015

Hyspecs Christchurch Are Moving

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 following dates

  • Service Department - Monday 27th July 2015 
  • Sales and Administration Staff - Monday 10th August 2015 

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)

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Jul 2015

Test Your Skills Competition

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 answer.

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Hyspecs NZ Pricelist 2015 V2

Pricelist 2015 ScreenshotWe'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.

May 2015

Energy Saving Tip: Oil Viscosity Grade

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 internal leakage.

For further advice speak to a Hyspecs Engineer on 0508 497 732.

Hydraulic Oil Testing Kits

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 emergency.

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.

Order your Sample Analysis Kit online here

CastrolHyspecs 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 an email, shopping online or by calling one of our sales engineers on 0508 497 732


Hydraulic Oil Emergency Spill Kits

Large -Spill -Kit WebOil or grease spilled on floors, catwalks, and ladders can present fall and fire hazards as well as oil spilled outside can cause environmental contamination. 

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 497 732.

Apr 2015

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 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.

Hytech Team Photo 2015Web

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 0508 497 732.

Buy in our online shop now by clicking here.

Mar 2015

New! Wireless Bluetooth Pressure Transducer

Hyspecs is very pleased to be able to introduce to the New Zealand 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.


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.

Mobile Hydraulic Service Centre

Taupo Trailer Montage Web

Hyspecs is pleased to announce the arrival of the Mobile Hydraulic Service Centre otherwise known as "The Service Trailer". 

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 repairs.

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 

When Should You Change A Filter?

OMT Tank Top ReturnSpin OnAFilters 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. 

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

Feb 2015

Hyspecs Brisbane Launch

ChrisjoinsHyspecsWe'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. Hyspecs is committed to supporting the Hydraulics Industry in Australasia.Brisbane LaunchBrisbane Launch 


Hyspecs 2015 Price List Printed Edition

Hyspecs 2015 Price List printed version is now available.

Pricelist 2015 Screenshot

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 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 List.

New *Hydrocontrol hydraulic remotes now in stock*

remote hydraulic controllersHydrocontrol 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 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 0508 479 732 or email us on 

Download product specifications here.

New Product *Raking Adaptor for Fillers*

MT-M5PT-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 497 732 

Download product specifications here.