Australia’s Most Trusted Fluid Power Experts For 50 Years
Hydraulic Controls is an ISO 9001 certified business.
We serve all size companies, from large multinationals to sole traders, and all types of markets, from mining and defence through to marine and agriculture.
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Design and CNC Machining Capability
Hydraulic Manifold Design
Hydraulic System Solution Development
Product Design for OEM
Industries we serve
Mining & Construction
We have a long history in the Mining & Construction industries specializing in the Drill Rigs Continuous Miners Longwall and supply, service, and custom designs and engineering.
Over the years, we have developed various hydraulic solutions for all the major mining and construction OEM’s hydraulic systems.
Materials Handling & Industrial
Hydraulic Controls has designed and manufactured many bespoke systems for the Material Handling industries such as Ship Loaders Press Systems Waste Management Container Cranes & Forklifts Conveyors Steel Works.
We have developed various hydraulic solutions for many major OEM’s hydraulic systems.
Transport, Utility & Marine
Hydraulic Controls has designed and manufactured many bespoke systems for the Transport industry such as hydraulic systems for Cement Mixers Bulk Transportation and Tilt trays.
In the Marine sector, our designed and manufactured bespoke systems such as Ship Loaders – Ship Cranes load safety systems and valves have helped many companies.
Hydraulic Controls has a long history of working with the defence industry dating back to our founder Ray Evans early days, creating bespoke units for the navy.
Throughout the years, we have been the go-to company when bespoke hydraulic systems were needed for power units and refueling systems to test units we had our hand in manufacturing — dedicated for the robust use required by the defence industry.
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
Hydraulic Controls is committed to providing exceptional service in the design, manufacture and supply of fluid power systems. Our objectives include creating satisfied stakeholders and continually improving our management system. To that end, we have developed a custom framework to establish, maintain and achieve these objectives.
We comply with all applicable and relevant legislative requirements as part of our business profile. To help us achieve that, we have established and will maintain a quality management system, which complies with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016.
Our strong commitment to quality and the policies that support it are developed and implemented by our leadership team, who ensure strict adherence to the company’s strategic direction and purpose and stated risk profile.
Hydraulic Controls has proudly served thousands of customers all over Australia for nearly 50 years. Our bank of hydraulics knowledge is incredibly deep and rich and is backed up by decades of practical engineering experience in manifold design, manufacture and systems integration.
A pilot operated water valve used to feed water to a dust suppression spray system that was designed by a customer for their underground longwall mining machines, could not cope with the harsh underground mining environment. It was found to be unreliable, sticking and beset with intermittent pilot failures that they were unable to resolve. This issue created a safety hazard for the people working in the mines and led to considerable downtime and maintenance costs.
A manufacturer of underground coal mining machines required a compact hydraulic control unit that integrated fifteen different functions to control all the devices on their drilling and bolting attachments. It was required to be robust and reliable in a harsh underground mining environment and to be designed and certified to the Fluid Power Safety Systems in Mines standards. It was also important that all components used in the unit were readily available in Australia to avoid delays for service in the future.
A well-known customer wanted Hydraulic Controls Pty Ltd to provide an urgent solution to a broken-down hydraulic integrated circuit (HIC) unit on one of their motor graders that the valve manufacture recently made obsolete. The broken valve lead to loss of hydraulic power to the blade slide cylinder, excessive fluid power leak in and around the equipment that became a high-level risk to the Health and Safety of the operator and their client. This downtime was also costing the company massive amount of lost revenue and delays to the project outcome.
It's a robust environment for the operating equipment in an underground mine. Large mining machines are driven by hydraulics and there are many levers that the miners use to operate the equipment. One of the issues that caused inconvenient disruption and down time for repairs and maintenance was damaged control levers. Apart from the cost of the disruption and of the maintenance itself, there was a safety issue of possible oil leaks and spillages during the replacement of parts, leading to a hazardous situation in the dimly lit and dusty environment of the mine.
Delivering Innovative, High-Quality Fluid Power Systems
Design and CNC Machining Capability | Hydraulic Manifold Design and Manufacture Hydraulic System Solution Development | Product Design for OEM