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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 20, 2017

Attendees of the 3 day Hydraulic and Electro-Hydraulic training.

Not only have we been in our new premises in Newton Abbot for a year now, Derek Lane & Co has been trading in Fluid Power for 38 years! With this, we are able to offer many training courses for a variety o...

March 22, 2017

For long-term readers of the blogs on here, you may remember one of my earlier posts where I pondered how to explain the industry I work in to my friends and how it was one surefire way to bore an acquaintance into oblivion...
Ever since, I've tried to find interesting...

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 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 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...

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...

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