Hydraulics will run and run with proper servicing

David Atkinson, Service Centre Manager at Leeds-based Oilgear runs through the basics of looking after a hydraulic system


Oilgear’s new Service Centre Manager pitches for customer delight.

Hydraulics specialist, Oilgear, has appointed Dave Atkinson to the new role of new Service Centre Manager, giving him the brief of bringing a service industry ethos to both the production and after-market functions within the company. Previously a project co-ordinator in the oil and gas industry and service engineer and manager before that, Dave has […]


Hydraulics drive sport stadia to new levels of automation

Sports stadia are becoming more and more sophisticated. First there were closable roofs, then movable seating; now even the pitches can be reconfigured to suit different sports or other activities. Requiring massive loads to be moved with speed, precision and safety, stadium architects naturally turn to hydraulic specialists such as Oilgear. Oilgear UK’s Engineering Manager, […]


Oilgear’s Fresh Take on Subsea Hydraulic Control

During the 1970’s, an approach was established for controlling subsea wellhead blow-out preventers (BOPs) and production systems. This approach involved using hydraulic fluid power as a means for shifting valves, rams, and actuators that are located as far as two miles below a platform or vessel. To accomplish this end, a hydraulic toolkit was established, […]


Computer-aided engineering drives Oilgear hydraulics to new heights

A modern car is far more than an assemblage of components. To achieve the levels of speed, comfort, handling, economy and safety required, each component will have had its design refined multiple times. The way they eventually work together as systems and sub-systems is indicative of layer upon layer of careful optimisation. Jim Cairney, Engineering […]