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Hydraulics for the railway industry

This part is used in a machine which moves along the railway track vibrating the track so that the ballast underneath is compacted.

The round drum in the middle contains an eccentric weight which rotates, causing the vibration, and the cylinders sticking out of the sides are for lowering the rollers that transmit the vibration to the track. The smaller cylinders on top are a locking mechanism to ensure the rollers don't drop down when the machine is being moved around the railway at speed.

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Our own Bobby Kendrick is a finalist at the AMRC Maintenance Apprentice of the Year Award 2020.

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Earlier this year we welcomed two new additions to our Hedley team!

Darren is an experienced mechanical design engineer from the oil & gas industry with a wealth of knowledge designing hydraulic systems suitable for hazardous areas across the world. He enjoys football and dog walking.

Jake is a Hydraulic Service Engineer, with a hydraulic engineering back ground. He enjoys football, golf and cooking and his speciality is eggs benedict.

The Parliamentary Review for Construction and Engineering

Hedley Hydraulics are pleased to share their submission to The Parliamentary Review for Construction and Engineering.

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