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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...

March 16, 2016

Come on Will! 

 

At Derek Lane & Co, we're extremely proud to be announcing that Will Broome, our Workshop Supervisor, is one of three finalists for the category "Young Motion Control Engineer of the Year" at this year's Motion Control Industry Awards, held at the Nation...

March 2, 2016

 It's like a fashion blog, but the only clothing being shown off is our engineers' jumpsuits!

 

Seeming as we get involved in pretty much anything fluid powered somewhere along the line, it can be extremely difficult to effectively get across everything we do!
Alongside...

February 24, 2016

...If so, see you there!

 

Described as "Probably the biggest B2B expo in the South West" on their website, this year marks the 4th annual event held by The Best of Exeter. What promises to be a great cross section of business in Devon is now showcasing a zone for manufa...

December 23, 2015

You will literally be lol'ing so hard after reading these. 

 

Going to a fluid power networking event? Want to make the bosses laugh? Look no further than these absolutely hilarious jokes revolving around the world of hydraulics and pneumatics. You'll be the funniest per...

December 14, 2015

 Everyone loves a good movie, right?

 

If you were to think of your favourite film now you'd more than likely be able to tell me who starred in it, who directed it and if you're anything like me, probably a good deal of the soundtrack! Extras you may be able to remember...

November 25, 2015

The outside of the building (Image downloaded from Wikipedia)

 

Anyone driving on the M5 between Exeter and Cullompton will have seen this big red building off to the side of the motorway; did you know however that it's home to the 2nd biggest producer of Teabag paper in...

October 8, 2015

The venue at Torre Abbey before the Awards Ceremony began.

 

At Derek Lane & Co we're big advocates of Apprenticeships; As mentioned in last year's post, through our partnership with South Devon College our now Workshop Supervisor Will Broome came to us as an Apprentice,...

August 14, 2015

The hills are alive with the sound of Supercharged 4.5 litre Bentleys...


Following on from previous posts where we've looked at trying to explain what Fluid Power is and examples of Fluid Power in popular culture, we are now taking a look at some of the weird and wonde...

July 29, 2015

One man alone handles the "pressure" of fighting crime (yes, yes.. I'm aware that's terrible!) 


Like any superhero, Hydraulics Man doesn't have it easy; the streets are amok with crime and decadence and it's down to him to keep it in check! It doesn't help however when...

July 22, 2015

 Engineers Graham Stone (left) and Keith Warren (right) with their new vehicles


At Derek Lane & Co our focus is on constantly improving ourselves. True to our remit, we are always looking for ways to ensure us as a company are delivering the best equipped service to yo...

July 8, 2015

Parker's Hydraulics Guru, Phil Ingate, with the session's attendees. 



Yesterday marked our 3rd Hydraulics Training session this year provided in collaboration with Parker Hannifin. Once again the course was fully booked up without a spare seat available! Customers fro...

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