Product News Archives - Hylec

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

Hylec Controls offers the solution to improve test rig performance

Hylec is a company that was founded on the business of supplying and repairing electro hydraulic servo valves and the design and manufacture of servo actuators and servo hydraulic test systems. Typically, customers to Hylec include; metal component manufacturers, universities, research and development, Defence & Aerospace, the automotive industry as well as hospitals for testing .. read more

On October 14th, 2019, posted in: Featured Products, Latest News, Product News by Tags: ,

Superior Electrodynamic Shakers for Transportation Testing

To minimise the damage caused to products in the supply chain from factory to consumers, manufacturers and packaging companies have a vital interest in understanding the effects of shock and vibration on their products. This encompasses food and beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and electronics industries. In the early days, such testing involved simply sending goods through .. read more

On May 28th, 2019, posted in: Featured Products, Latest News, Product News by Tags:

Consider these Design Essentials for Servo Hydraulic Actuators

Actuators with no seals and hydrostatic self-centering rod bearings have almost no friction, infinite life, high side load capability and no limitation on cyclic amplitude of movement and are well suited for precise control and low amplitude high frequency operation. However they suffer from two draw backs. Firstly they are expensive and secondly they have .. read more

An alternative method of Heat-Shrinking Heavy Bearings

Ruggedized Industrial Freezer The Mining Industry and the Mobile Equipment Repair Industry often has a need to fit new bearings into existing pieces of plant and equipment. The conventional way of doing this is to heat the outer housing with a flame to allow the bearing to fit. An alternative method has been to use .. read more

Digital Vibration Controllers

Modern digital controllers are used to control either electro-dynamic or electro-hydraulic shakers for the vibration testing of products ranging from; electronic components, cars and automotive components, medical and defence equipment and packaged equipment (from cosmetics to pallets of beer). To test under real life conditions, modern vibration controllers can reproduce the vibration wave forms found .. read more

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