Citizen ‘Sliding Head’ Lathes and The New Star Lathe

At Hy-Pro we use lathes extensively in production, particularly for producing spools of various sizes which are used in our hydraulic control valves. There are multitudes of other parts which we also make on our lathes, from simple washers to complex gears. The lathes we use can machine intricate shapes to minute tolerances, and we … Continue reading Citizen ‘Sliding Head’ Lathes and The New Star Lathe

All You Need to Know About the Recreational Craft Directive

The new Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) 2013/53/EU superseded the RCD 2003/44/EC on the 18th January 2017.  The main difference between the old and the new directives is that boat owners whose craft fall within the scope are now responsible to ensure that their craft is compliant. Now, almost all recreational craft built after the 16th … Continue reading All You Need to Know About the Recreational Craft Directive

Safety Lever Lock For Hy-Pro Control Valves

As always, our designers are putting safety first and we are happy to announce our new safety lever lock for Hy-Pro control valves. The new V5145 safety interlock solution is a locking device which requires the operator to release the lever from its captive neutral position in order to select a service. Hydraulic power is inherently dangerous … Continue reading Safety Lever Lock For Hy-Pro Control Valves

New Compact Linear Actuator From Hy-ProDrive

We are pleased to announce our latest addition to the Hy-ProDrive marine steering range – the new compact linear actuator! This new compact unit is designed for smaller or lighter yachts with space restrictions and the lower thrust requirements.  Our new actuator at full extension, is only 890 mm.  That’s half a metre shorter than its bigger brother.  … Continue reading New Compact Linear Actuator From Hy-ProDrive

Hy-Pro Supporting Fellow British Manufacturers

We have been advocating buying British and we have started with a series of quality new assembly benches from Benchmaster. Hydraulic valves are heavy and, in the past, we have struggled to find suitable assembly benches.  Metal frames with heavy wooden tops encased in steel are essential.  Room underneath for tote pans and sufficient depth for … Continue reading Hy-Pro Supporting Fellow British Manufacturers

Hy-Pro’s Birmingham Distributor Have Moved

Our Birmingham distributor, Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets, have moved to bigger and better premises. Now operating from Unit 3, Cheston Road, Aston, Birmingham B7 5EA, the new branch is large enough to accommodate Hy-Pro control valves in addition to a wide range of related products.  With on-site trade counters and warehouses, complete valves, along with sectional valve … Continue reading Hy-Pro’s Birmingham Distributor Have Moved

Hose Reel Valves

We have become well known for our bespoke, custom built control valves but we also manufacture ranges of specially designed valves for specific applications. Our hose reel valves, used in everything from airport fuel tankers to liquid food bulk carriers are particularly popular. Manufactured to the highest standards, these valves has been specifically designed to operate … Continue reading Hose Reel Valves