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May 18, 2018

On the evening of May 10th, Derek Lane & Co (amongst more than 180 other guests) attended the 21st North Devon Manufacturing Awards Ceremony:

December 7, 2017

 Jean-Paul Quertier from Simpkins Edwards talking to the attendees.

In a new bid to reach out to local businesses close to their new premises, Derek Lane & Co recently hosted a breakfast morning... and to great success!
The idea, spearheaded by Sales Director Rob Woodle...

November 2, 2017

At Derek Lane & Co, we're proud to announce we have recently been awarded DefStan approval for flexible hose assemblies; we've been a long-standing supplier of flexible hose assemblies to the Ministry of Defence and their contractors throughout the UK for many years an...

September 28, 2016

Imagine... Imagine...

There's no way to escape it, the world is changing around us!
As a 90s kid who is now 4 years off of being 30, the blanket of youth is slowly starting to be pulled off of me by the younger siblings in the bed; exposing me to the cold draft that is...

July 27, 2016

Not to be misconstrued as Kim & Aggie's next TV show...

When a hydraulic system packs up, the first assumption usually is that one of the parts has failed; with the likes of a burst hose this is easy to tell but on a gear pump or similar, the reason might not be so obvi...

June 29, 2016

"An oil splash vs an Air Compressor?" I hear you say? You try illustrating air then!

Much like the playground argument of "My dad is stronger than your dad!", this one is for the devout users of either Hydraulics or Pneumatics; the ones who swear by one of the principl...

June 23, 2016

Your face after you've read this blog post. stock images are fun, aren't they?

Following on in a way from my Explaining Fluid Power to your Friends blog, where I mentioned about my perpetual struggle to explain Hydraulics and Pneumatics, this little list is compiled...

May 25, 2016

 -Another scrape from the B-movie barrel!

A big selling point for pneumatic systems is their cleanliness; in, say for example, a food & beverage environment: a hydraulic system would be too dirty (unless you use hydraulic oil as salad dressing... if so there's a ca...

May 18, 2016

 Watch out evil, there's a new team on the block!



After nearly 10 months of peace, crime has started to rear its ugly head again!

Dark forces have been closely observing Hydraulics Man as he watches over the city; They've figured out the chinks in his armour as it were...

April 20, 2016

Live in an imaginary press room, Derek Lane representative Zeke Furness clears the air...


Taking a slight detour from our previous post on avoiding cheap hose assemblies, this post touches on another seemingly harmless but ill-advised practice...

Picture the scene: Yo...

April 19, 2016

 Will receiving his award on the night. 


We mentioned in a blog post the other week that our Workshop Supervisor, Will Broome, was nominated for the Motion Control Industry Award's "Young Motion Control Engineer of the Year."... and guess what? He won!

Our rather...

April 6, 2016

Coming soon to a B-Movie bargain bin near you!



We've all heard of "You get what you pay for", right?
Everyone knows that if you spend a little more money on a product, you should get one of much better quality; we've all got that one brand that we're all too happy to...

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