Upgraded Hydraulic Union Test Facility

Upgraded Hydraulic Union Test Facility

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The newly upgraded Hydraulic Union manufacturing and test facility is now up and running at BGB's Dysart Road plant.  The upgraded room has state of the art equipment to fully test leakage rates and high pressure through to flushing the unions for cleanliness all under rotation. 

Sales Director, Chris Richards said "the latest upgrade to the facility enhances our capability to design, manufacture and test hydraulic rotary joints for our customers. Not only do we have a long standing pedigree in contacting & contactless slip rings including FORJ’s, but we can now combine that with hydraulic joints to give the customer a true turn key solution. This not only reduces the number of suppliers for the customer but also allows us to offer a physically smaller but more competitive package, even to existing form, fit and function applications.”

Rotary Joints, also known as rotary couplings or Swivels, are a mechanical device used to transfer fluid (usually hydraulic oil) from a stationary system, to a rotary system.  Rotary Joints are typically used in wind turbines to deliver hydraulic fluid to the blade pitch actuators. Rotary Joints are also used in various industrial and manufacturing processes to transfer fluid.

BGB have designed and manufactured two variants of joint, the "Sealed” type where the chambers are separated with specially designed seals, and the "Hydrostatic” type, that does not require seals between chambers.

If you have any enquiries please contact sales.

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