The Origin Of Hydraulic Cylinders
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Hydraulic cylinders rely on pressurised fluids to produce extremely high forces.  We have been harnessing the power of water to run machinery for hundreds of years.  The earliest examples of this are waterwheels which provided power for mills. In the 17th century, Blaise Pascal discovered that pressurised water in confined spaces increases the initial force.…...
How Hydraulic Systems Support People With Disabilities
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Hydraulic systems play a major role in our lives making everything we do much easier and safer.  They also enable people with disabilities to live as normal life as possible. Businesses and tourist attractions are making their premises increasingly accessible due to the Equality Act 2010.  These adaptations make a huge difference in the quality…...
Hydraulic Power Units And The Rescue Services
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The role of hydraulic power units play in our lives is immense.  We have been using hydraulics to make light work of a variety of jobs ever since Blaize Pascal outlined his principle in the 17th century.  Pascal’s Law state, ‘that when pressure is applied to an enclosed fluid, the pressure is transmitted undiminished to…...
What Would Life Be Like Without Hydraulic Systems?
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Hydraulic systems are so integrated into our lives that we don’t even notice them any more.  We use hydraulic systems in the building industry, car braking systems, lifts, boats, aeroplane flaps and to rescue people from car accidents.  They make light work of heavy tasks because a small amount of pressure results in a greater…...
What Are Hydraulic Power Units Used For?
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Hydraulic power units are driving force behind hydraulic systems. They consist of a motor, a reservoir and a hydraulic pump and generate large amounts of power.  Thus enabling them to power any size of hydraulic ram. The most common uses of hydraulic systems are in car braking systems, rescue equipment (Jaws Of Life), lifting equipment,…...
Investment In New Machinery That Will Increase Productivity And Service
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Challenger Group has been renowned for providing high-quality engineering solutions for the past thirty years.  We are proud of the quality of our work and the machinery we produce.  Many of it has enabled new and growing businesses to expand and contribute greatly to the economy.   All of the machinery we manufacture is bespoke…...
How Car Crushers Turn Your Car To Scrap
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When you drive your dream car out of the garage forecourt, the last thing on your mind is its destruction at the hands of a car crusher. It is difficult to imagine that you will fall out of love with the object of your desire but sadly it is true. After bringing pleasure to a…...
Why British Engineering Doesn’t Get The Kudos It Deserves
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Think of three, ‘great’, British engineers. Hands up if the first three that come into your mind are; Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson and James Watt. These three great engineers died over 100 years ago. Can you name three, great’, British engineers from the last 30 years? Don’t worry if you can’t, as modern day…...
How Hydraulic Power Units Can Save Lives
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Hydraulic power units are not just beautiful feats of engineering, they also play a heroic role in saving lives. Normally associated with aerospace and manufacturing, hydraulic power units also play a major role in rescue operations. The Jaws Of Life are a collection of hydraulic power units that are specifically used to cut people from…...
How Hydraulic Cylinders Survived The Test Of Time
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When you search for information about hydraulic cylinders online you will find basic information about how they work and maybe a few remarkable machines they are incorporated into. This lack of excitement regarding hydraulic cylinders is not because they are rarely used and uninteresting. In fact the opposite is the case, hydraulic cylinders may look…...
SSI – Making Shredding Interesting
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If you have ever sat waiting for your ancient computer to boot up and felt the frustration inside you building up until you just wanted to get hold of the piece of trash and throw it out of the window - just calm down.  We have the perfect solution that is not only therapeutic but…...
The Beauty Of Hydraulic Cylinders
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The exciting aspect of our work is reconditioning used equipment.  Secondhand machinery has been brought to us because a company has upgraded or changed direction.  Occasionally companies may cancel an order and their machinery has to be sold at a reduced price - which is a bargain for anyone just starting a new business or…...
History Of Hydraulic Systems
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Hydraulic systems use a method of compressing fluids contained inside a channel or compartment.  The innovative design works through a simple principle that can be demonstrated using syringes, a tube and water.  The main principle behind hydraulics is that it less effort is required to move an object due to the compressed water inside the…...
What are Hydraulics?
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How much do you know about hydraulics? If the answer is ‘not that much’ that’s completely understandable.  The chances are that you actually come across and use hydraulics everyday without really realising or thinking about it. To get the basics of hydraulics you need to know Pascal’s Law. This states that when there is an…...
Maintaining your Hydraulics System
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Proper maintenance is essential to keep your hydraulic system working as efficiently as it should.  Regular check-ups can, in the long run, save time and money as the sooner any problems are detected the easier and faster it is to get them fixed thus helping your system sustain a long life and stay reliable.  Specific…...

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