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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...

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...

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!

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 28, 2015

View from inside the liberated Creedy Valley Cider Works, now owned by Sandford Orchards.

Amongst the rolling hills that are the Devon Countryside, you'll find our next customer profile.
We previously looked at Exeter Brewery who make a variety of beers within the city...

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