Case Studies

Brewery production steps up a gear with HES Tractec

HES Tractec, part of Group HES, has supplied a number of planetary gearboxes for use on the barley germination vessels used in the brewing process, where they had to ensure high levels of reliability while withstanding 24/7 operation in the... next...

Wind Farms lubrication reduces costs

A very interesting article, written by our lubrication partners SKF, on how condition based lubrication reduces the costs associated with asset management when it comes to wind turbines and wind farms. Given the operating conditions... next...

Group HES getting even greener!

Group HES, the Gloucester based hydraulic engineering company, is committed to all its stakeholders and that includes the environment. Group HES understands that the business they do contributes to the wider society/environment and they are... next...

Danfoss PVG 32 and PVG 120 Valves coming out of Group HES

It is a busy day here in our Gloucester office, as both Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets and Branch Hydraulic Systems are preparing a "boat" load of Danfoss PVG 32 and Danfoss PVG 120 Valves ready for various marine applications. In our purpose... next...

Branch shaking things up in India!

Branch Hydraulic Systems won the contract to supply a hydraulic power unit to provide hydraulic power to a large earthquake simulator in India. The hydraulic power unit was to be built and tested in our manufacturing facility in Gloucester,... next...

Hydraulics training On/off hydraulics and electrical operation

Group HES is fully committed to the training and development of its team and continues to invest in their education. The training management team has put together an intensive course to train up their staff in the field of hydraulics, using... next...

Hydraulic Ring Main Systems

Below is a case study for a hydraulic ring main system that Branch Hydraulic Systems desinged and built for a client. The unit shown is part of a 400 lpm, 350 bar hydraulic ring main system which Branch Hydraulic Systems was recently contracted... next...

Hydraulic Units to operate the emergency braking systems on cranes

The Branch Hydraulic Systems - designed hydraulic power unit shown is one of a number of hydraulic power units designed to operate the emergency braking system on cranes that are used to lift an oxy-acetylene lances adjacent to the furnaces... next...

The Truth about MQL Systems

Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) systems are an increasingly hot topic among lubrication specialists, with promises that the technology will change the face of lubrication in the machining sector forever. The uptake of these lubrication systems... next...

Bridging the Digital Gap

From pump control to diesel engine monitoring, digital communication has vastly improved engineering efficiency, says Alex Tatlow, technical director at Group HES, the parent company of Branch Hydraulic Systems. With benefits ranging... next...

Important Information on Contamination Control

Did you know.... Contamination is the cause of around 85% of hydraulic system failures? What type of contamination? In-built contamination from the manufacture and assembly process Abrasive wear debris produced from components during both... next...

Painting a hydraulic tank or reservoir

Painting an hydraulic reservoir or tank is never as easy or straightforward as you might think. Watch this short video about what goes in to painting a hydraulic tank or reservoir. For more information please see the Branch Hydraulic System's... next...

Selby Swing Bridge - A Group Effort

Closing down part of the A19 and the road bridge to the public is no mean feat but this is what the team at Branch Hydraulic Systems had to do, to upgrade and extend the longevity of the Swing Bridge in Selby. Closing down a road in the heart... next...

Why is maintenance so important?

Simon Dickinson, manager of Branch Hydraulic Systems in the North (based out of the Leeds branch) describes why your hydraulic maintenance is so important. Maintenance is key for ensuring efficiency and reliability of all machinery. It reduces... next...

Branch Hydraulic Systems mix things up with Winkworth

Branch Hydraulic Systems Supplying Two Hydraulic Power Units for the Industrial Mixer Manufacturer, Winkworth Branch Hydraulic Systems, the specialist hydraulic power solution provider for the hydraulic industry have recently designed and supplied... next...

Lubrication Power Units

Branch Hydraulic Systems supplied two hydraulic power units to a Russian paper mill to provide lubrication flow at 400 lpm. The units included main and standby pumps for both the supply and scavenge of the lubrication fluid. This is a very... next...

Diesel Power Units

Branch Hydraulic Systems, part of Group HES, are expert engineers and have the talent and experience that make them the obvious choice for your next hydraulic power unit. They have designed, built, installed, commissioned and serviced a HUGE... next...

Steel Casting Line

Branch Hydraulic Systems offer custom-designed solutions for turnkey hydraulic operations. This hydraulic power unit provided the drive for a steel precast line. The hydraulic power unit was supplied with a number of manifold stations and actuators,... next...

Rural Pursuit Vehicles

These rural pursuit vehicles, built by Branch Hydraulic Systems, part of Group HES, offer disabled individuals wider access to the countryside. The rural pursuit vehicles incorporate hydraulic steering, hydraulic drive to all four wheels and... next...

Branch Hydraulic Systems deliver landing gear production acceptance test solution to Messier-Dowty

Branch Hydraulic Systems, specialist solution providers for the hydraulic power industry, have recently designed and supplied Messier-Dowty with a hydraulic fill and level solution, including the specification of MP Filtri ICM Units, for the... next...

Branch Hydraulic Systems steer software solution for Multidrive tractors

Branch Hydraulic Systems have designed and developed a new steering software programme for the Multidrive 6185 and Multidrive 6195, high-speed, specialist load carriers and hauliers, from UK manufacturer, Multidrive Tractors Ltd. Branch Hydraulic... next...

Ring Main Hydraulic Power Packs

Branch Hydraulic Systems, part of Group HES, your hydraulic power unit experts, have supplied OEM and Aerospace facilities with Skydrol LD4 and Mineral Oil Systems - with high flows of up to 400 lpm and pressures of up to 480 bar. These hydraulic... next...

Skydrol Hydraulic Power Units

Branch Hydraulic Systems are recognised as a technically excellent system builder of hydrualic power units, including using fluids such as Skydrol. Our highly qualified engineers have the capabilities to design systems for a wide range of applications,... next...