Kylle Ayer

Widder Tools Writes Article on Different Types of Hydraulic Fluids

Widder Tools by Connecticut-based industrial manufacturer High Precision Inc. includes high-performance hydraulic industrial pipe cutting tools. In an informational article, HPI introduces different factors that can go into selecting hydraulic fluid to ensure the safe and long-lived operation of your hydraulic tools and devices.


Hamden, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/20/2013 -- Widder Tools is a brand owned by Connecticut-based industrial manufacturer High Precision Inc.; under this brand, HPI produces is a line of high-performance industrial power tools that are engineered for use in harsh environments, remote locations and industrial facilities where reliable performance and low maintenance are crucial. Widder Tools can cut carbon steel and other extremely hard materials, which makes them suitable for use in maintenance in a variety of chemical plants, refineries and oil rigs.

In addition to a range of air powered tools such as its widely used pneumatic power hacksaw, Widder also includes hydraulic power tools including a high-performance hydraulic hacksaw.

Since the continued safe operation of a hydraulic tool depends heavily on the selection of the proper hydraulic fluid, High Precision Inc. has recently authored an informational article on hydraulic fluids and the various factors that go into selecting the appropriate type of fluid for your application.

While the basic principle of a hydraulic system is the same, the selection of fluid can hinge on a wide range of factors such as the temperature that the fluid will be subjected to, the appropriate viscosity to lubricate your tool's moving parts, flammability, toxicity and much more.

For example, while fluid is a great medium to transmit power under normal circumstances, being subjected to extremely high temperatures may cause it to boil and trigger system failure. If you're using hydraulics in high-temp settings, failing to account for the chances of overheating may cause malfunctions, damage to equipment and even injuries to human operators.

Environmental impact can also be an important consideration - many hydraulics are used in agricultural work or in close proximity to important ecosystems, for example when dredging river beds. A leak of toxic glycol fluid can be hazardous to animals or the human food supply, which is why these industries prefer to use non-toxic, plant-derived oils.

The base of the hydraulic oil is not the only factor that matters - many oils contain additives that confer various properties, such as reducing corrosion in the hydraulic system, reducing the chance for cavitation (harmful bubbles), affecting its behavior under extreme high pressure, and so on.

To read the rest of our article, click on the link in the body; if you're looking for high-performance hydraulic industrial pipe cutting tools and more, head on to the Widder Tools site and see all the benefits of buying from the best!

Contact information:

Kylle Ayer
Widder Tools, 375 Morse Street, Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 777-5395
Fax: (203) 773-1976