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17 Dec

Hydratec – Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Hydratec would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please note our office opening hours over the holiday period for your reference:

Monday  17th December 2018     8.00 – 17.00
Tuesday  18th December 2018     8.00 – 17.00
Wednesday  19th December 2018     8.00 – 17.00
Thursday  20th December 2018     8.00 – 17.00
Friday  21st December 2018     8.00 – 17.00
Saturday  22nd December 2018    Closed
Sunday  23rd December 2018    Closed
Monday  24th December 2018    Christmas Eve – Closed
Tuesday  25th December 2018    Christmas Day – Closed
Wednesday  26th December 2018    Boxing Day – Closed
Thursday  27th December 2018    Closed
Friday  28th December 2018    Closed
Saturday  29th December 2018    Closed
Sunday  30th December 2018    Closed
Monday  31st December 2018    New Year’s Eve – Closed 
Tuesday  1st January 2019    New Year’s Day – Closed 
Wednesday  2nd January 2019    8.00 – 17.00 (normal hours resume)
18 Oct

Hydraulic Lifts In Winter


It’s that time of year again – winter is coming and we are not alone in our dislike of the cold.

Hydraulic oil temperature

The recommended temperature of hydraulic oil is between 5-40°C, and if the temperature falls below this range, your customer’s hydraulic lift may experience problems.

Issues like not levelling when it reaches a floor or ceasing to function completely are symptomatic of cold oil when the outside temperature drops.

Preventative maintenance

Before winter truly sets in, take time to consider some preventative maintenance. Now is the time to check that motor room heaters are working efficiently and, your customers may want to consider the addition of an oil tank heater or oil change if the oil is degraded.

We’ll keep your customer’s lift running smoothly

Should your customer’s lift require maintenance and/or repair over the chilly winter period, Hydratec’s experienced hydraulic engineers are on hand to provide rapid, professional assistance with all types of minor and major lift repairs to keep the lift machinery running smoothly.

Hydratec also provides expert, impartial advice on the winter running and maintenance of hydraulic lifts – so don’t let any important lift succumb to the cold this winter, get in contact with us now.

Remember, preventative maintenance is the best kind of maintenance.

21 Aug

We Offer Lift Testing and Commissioning Services

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We have NVQ4 qualified engineers available to undertake lift testing!

Hydratec’s experienced team of lift engineers can perform lift testing and commissioning operations for lift industry customers.

Rigorous and thorough processes must be undertaken to ensure that your lift is meeting the legislative guidelines and the requirements of property owners.

Highly experienced team

Our highly qualified team of engineers always adhere to the highest standards of safety and compliance with EN 81 and The Lift Regulations 1997 and 2010 whenever we undertake lift testing and commissioning services.

Meeting legislative guidelines

Meeting the needs regulatory compliance in the lift industry is essential for all of our customers and Hydratec can help by providing qualified assistance to support lift testing and commissioning.

This ensures that your lift continues to run at the highest levels of Health & Safety.

If you would like to find out more about our lift testing and commissioning service, get in touch with us today.

04 Jul

Bucher SUPERCAPS Installation at Hospital

Working alongside the lift service provider for a hospital in Surrey, Hydratec has recently completed a Bucher SUPERCAPS installation on the lift in operation there.

With the aim of improving the energy efficiency of the lift, the SUPERCAPS reduces the current draw from the mains and saves the hospital money.

See the results in the graph below – the green line displays the current draw under normal conditions, whilst the blue line shows the current draw with the SUPERCAPS installed (both operating under a full load).

We couldn’t be happier with the results!