Product News

Environmental testing for renewable energy systems

One of the most common applications for environmental chambers in recent times is for carrying out tests related to renewable energy. These tests are both to determine the reliability and the efficiency of renewable energy components such as solar panels, battery storage systems and electric drive systems, under various operating conditions. Such environmental chambers can .. read more

Actuators for static and dynamic product testing

Hylec can supply actuators for single or multi-axis product testing over a frequency range from 0 – 100Hz and forces from less than 1kN to >1mN with strokes from 20mm to 2m. Three types of actuators are available for such applications. A servo-hydraulic actuator that will meet this requirement for any amplitude provided the peak .. read more

Hylec and the Mining Industry

‘Hylec’s relationship with the Mining industry extends over 40 years where we initially used our expertise in instrumentation process and servo control to offer control systems to interface between mechanically operated pieces of equipment and mining companies main, fairly basic, process-controlled computers.   Typical equipment controlled by Hylec included; conveyors, apron feeders, crushers, de-watering systems .. read more

Hydro-static & Burst test machines for plastic pipes & fittings

Fully automatic hydrostatic and burst testing machines are specifically used for time-to-failure-test of plastic pipe under constant internal pressure and for test-of-resistance-to-short-time hydraulic pressure of plastic pipe tubing and fittings. Such machines find use by manufacturers or importers of plastic pipes and fittings and major end-users in the mining industry. Hylec Controls  offers cost-effective hydrostatic and .. read more

Insulated plastic concrete test sample moulds

Hylec offers insulated plastic concrete test sample moulds that keep the sample warm in winter and cool in summer. This means 24-hour test samples are stronger in the winter and weaker in the summer. In winter, testing does not have to be delayed to allow the sample to reach the required strength and post tensioning .. read more

Automatic Vickers Knoop Hardness Tester

Making soft readings a thing of the past This latest, fully-automatic closed-loop hardness tester can satisfy the two major uses of hardness testers, namely process control or research & development. The hardness tester comes with software that focuses on fast and simple operation for less-experienced operators, while still offering a high-feature set and flexibility required .. read more

3-years of testing and development to create an alternative to conventional steel moulds

Hylec supplies plastic moulds for casting concrete test cylinders, as an alternative to conventional steel moulds. An advantage of these moulds is that the lid and mould, being plastic, insulate the sample against the effects of hot and cold weather. In cold weather, tests show that sample strength using plastic moulds is higher by several .. read more

Hylec now offers Road Core Drilling Trailers – A design that has been refined for over 40 years!

Core drilling is an indispensable, vibration free, method of forming clean holes in structural concrete and other building materials. Road core drilling trailers are used as an alternative to manual drilling machines or heavy-duty truck mounted drilling machines. The manual units have to be lifted and positioned manually and the truck-mounted units are an expensive .. read more

Modern methods for testing the integrity of packaging products & materials

There has been a shift occurring in the industry, with Australian manufacturing becoming progressively focused on priority sectors. Additionally, business focus is increasingly on high value, high quality products as the key competitive differentiator, particularly in the international market.  It is a requirement of most consumer product manufacturers to ensure the integrity of their packaging .. read more

Torque measurement alternatives for rotating shafts

To determine the torque and power output and efficiency of engines, generators, electric motors and gearboxes and the stresses in drive shafts and other machine components, designers often have a need to measure the torque in a rotating shaft. This is generally accomplished by using strain gauges attached to the rotating shafts or torque transducers .. read more