Meet Hy-Pro’s New Applications Engineer

We’re pleased to introduce the newest member to the Hy-Pro team.

We are pleased to announce that Samuel Antwi Adjei has joined us as our new Applications Engineer.   With a wealth of experience in the design, application and sales of hydraulic components (in particular hydraulic control valves), Sam has already been meeting some of our major customers.

Born in Ghana in the West Africa, Samuel was raised and educated in Italy. In 2002 he attained a Diploma in Industrial Engineering and went on to graduate as a Mechanical Engineer in 2007 at the University of Parma in Italy.

Working for Walvoil between 2003 and 20011 in the Research and Development Department and technical Customer Assistance. Sam worked closely with Caterpillar, Manitou, John Deere and Case.

Sam then went on to work as a Product Specialist for Kramp until 2014 when he joined Pirtek UK to look after 27 franchising centres.  Latterly, Sam was Sales Manager for Welte-Gmbh for the UK, North America, Australia and Africa.

As well as English, Sam speaks Italian, Spanish, German and Swahili.  In his spare time, Sam is very keen on Italian cookery.

If you would like to discuss your own hydraulic application and how we might assist you, please give Sam a call on 01626 863634.  Please also see our website.

The METS Trade Show 2018

The METS trade show is coming to Amsterdam this November 2018 and Hy-Pro are going to be attending.

The exhibition is being held from 13th to 15th November 2018 at the RAI in Amsterdam and is the largest international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry since 1988.

This event is a hub for innovation, market developments and industry networking. It is a trade event, meaning that everyone who attends is part of the marine industry and a valuable contact to network with.

Hy-ProDrive Autopilot Drives On Display

Our team will be in Amsterdam  again this year

We will have our reversing pumps, cylinders and combined actuator units with us and, most exciting of all, we will be launching our long awaited constant running pump!

Our team are already preparing for the event and are eager to network and answer any questions you have about our marine products.

We would love to see as many of you there as possible, and we’re sure that it will be an interesting and worthwhile event.

If you want more information on the exhibition, you can visit their official website or alternatively, you can contact our team for your free entry ticket!

Please email or telephone 00 +44 (0)1626 863634.

See our marine products: here

We are waiting to welcome you in our Stand in Hall3 in stand number 03.333.

Our Team will be happy to see you there!

A Beginners Guide to EMC Compliancy

What is EMC compliancy?

EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) testing is the process in which electrical devices are tested to ensure they do not emit a large amount of electromagnetic interference. These interferences are known as radiated and conducted emissions, and there are tests to prove the quality of both.

This is to establish that any device used or manufactured by us functions as expected around other electromagnetic phenomena, and vice versa.

The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2006 set out the regulations and standards to which electromagnetic equipment must be held.

This is to be certain electromagnetic disturbance does not reach levels that would prevent telecommunications, radio and other equipment from working properly, and to cement the equipment’s immunity from these effects also.

Why is EMC Testing Important?

Untested electromagnetic equipment can interfere with navigational equipment.

This could have dangerous implications to your craft whilst at sea, on a small-scale interfering with the ultrasound frequencies of fish finders, and on a larger scale affecting the radar, compass and transmissions on military sea craft.

Similarly, untested equipment can itself be affected by other equipment.

All the Hy-ProDrive marine pumps we manufacture are tested to the EMC Navigational standard  BS EN 60945:2002 (DC) for radiated and conducted emissions.

Radiated Emissions Testing

Radiated emissions testing measures the electromagnetic field strength of any unintentionally generated emissions. The overall purpose of radiated emissions testing is to measure the susceptibility of your device to surrounding electromagnetic interference.

So how to EMC labs test this? The device will be placed in a ‘semi-anechoic chamber’, or a shielded metal room, with an antenna directed at it.

This reduces the force of background radio signals, making it easier for the antenna to pick up the signals coming from your product in comparison to background emissions which are kept at a minimum.

This increases the chances of the final readings being considered quantifiable and accurate data.

Conducted Emissions Testing

Conducted emissions testing measures not the emissions the device itself creates, but rather the electromagnetic energy conducted out of the device, such as along any connecting cables like power, signal or data cables.

To reduce the amount of interference a device can have on a power supply, the emission levels are measured to ensure they comply with the limits specified by regulatory bodies.

The interference range tested is typically anywhere between 9kHz to 1GHz.

A LISN (Line Impedance Stabilization Network) will be placed between the equipment under test and a power source to isolate the radio frequency signals from the power source. It will also measure the radio frequency from the device.

Hy-ProDrive Pumps For Marine Autopilots

Hy-ProDrive Pumps (reversing and constant running) and combined actuator units will not affect electronic navigational equipment and will not be affected by other electrical devices.

Our products have undergone rigorous testing to EN 60945:2002 by an approved test house to verify their safety and compliance with UK and EU laws. Why not browse our selection?

Upcoming BFPA Conference on Fluid and Lubricant Contamination

The BFPA is holding a technical conference in Bath this September, and whilst we are not attending this conference, it may be of interest to some of our customers and partners.

This conference will focus on how important it is to minimise hydraulic fluid and lubricant contamination, as well as how recent developments may have changed our appreciation of what clean is.

Should I Attend?

This conference is targeted towards the end-users of products such as hydraulic products who want to maintain and clean their systems.

It is also targeted for professionals who are responsible for the maintenance, condition and cleaning of fluid and lubricant products. These could be for a wide range of applications.

Finally, this conference is perfect for the professionals in the field of Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids. If you fit one of these criteria than this conference will be perfect for you, but even if you have an interest in wanting to take care of your hydraulic system a little better, it could definitely be worth a visit.

There is a whole range of industries that this conference is applicable for, including:

  • Oil companies.
  • Additive manufacturers.
  • Car manufacturers.
  • Hydraulic equipment.
  • Filter manufacturers.

These are just a few of a large range of industries.

What Are the Key Things I’ll Take from This?

There is so much to learn and take from a conference like this one. The main topics covered in this conference will be:

  • Contaminant formation.
  • Varnish – This is an increasing problem in large applications.
  • Developments in the test methods for lubricant cleanliness and assessing fluid.
  • The changes to the classification of cleanliness.
  • The control of fluid cleanliness and contamination (by air, water and particulates).
  • Case studies of the problems associated with cleanliness and with contamination.

Key Information

It will be held on 10th – 11th September at Bath University. The first floor of the Chancellors Building in the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control will be the conference’s home for the two days of exhibitions and information. There is a program of talks throughout the two days, and you’ll want to check this beforehand to ensure you get to hear everything you want as well as have time to walk around the stands.

In order to attend this event, you will need to buy a ticket; this also includes an evening dinner at Bailbrook House. You don’t need to be a BFPA member to attend, although there is a discount if you are. The pricing of these tickets along with venue information and event program, is available on the official website here:

Hy-Pro to Replace Imported Monoblock with British Slice Valve

If you have read our previous blogs, you will know that increasingly manufacturing is returning to the UK. This is great for the UK industry as well as the consumers of the high-quality goods.

We are pleased to announce that Hy-Pro will be replacing the previously imported monoblock range with our very own British designed and manufactured slice valves.

This will offer quality improvements, technical advantages and most importantly reliable deliveries. We are always striving to offer our customers the best products and service in this market, and we hope that this will only improve our business.

Over the past 6 months, we have been experiencing problems with the regular supply of imported monoblock valves that we need.  This is believed to have been a problem for many other companies as there appears to be a world shortage.

There are still a limited number of monoblock valves available for delivery, but we will not be replenishing this stock due to the upcoming replacement.

If you are interested in the new valve we will be stocking, please call for a quotation. This will be an equivalent British sectional valve from our V4-40 (40 l) and our V5-60 (60 l) ranges.

These valves are designed and manufactured by Hy-Pro, here in the UK. Currently, there is a 4 week lead time on this product.

Our valves are made with match honed spools and include built-in load check valves. They also come with a huge range of ancillary options and include manual, electrical, cable and pneumatic control.

See our website for details on our new product, or for more information or a quote about this new UK valve, get in touch!