Staker Hydraulic Specialists is a privately owned South Australian based company. The company was founded in 1974 and over the past 35 years has become a leader in the field of hydraulic and lubrication systems engineering.

Services provided by the company include;  

  • Hydraulic and lubrication system design, construction, trouble shooting, servicing and repairs.
  • Construction of hydraulic and lubrication system power units.
  • Construction and cleaning of tube and pipe systems.
  • Onsite supply and installation of hose systems and fittings.
  • Hydraulic system audits and efficiency assessments.
  • Supply of pumps, valves, motors and cylinders.
  • Supply of custom built manifolded valve assemblies.
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic system safety upgrades.

Machine Safety, Efficiency and Reliability are of primary importance to our customers, we have therefore developed specialised engineering and servicing solutions to meet our client's expectations.

Over the past 35 years the company has built literally thousands of hydraulic systems. These range from small systems such as a simple workshop press, through to very large high power fixed and mobile plant. We regularly upgrade hydraulic and lubrication system systems to improve machine reliability and performance.

The hydraulic and lubrication systems we build are designed specifically to meet our customer's requirements. Whether your brief is simple and low cost or versatile and sophisticated we have the capability to deliver to your individual requirements.

All systems built by Staker Hydraulic Specialists are assembled with great care to ensure optimal oil cleanliness from the first start. We have the capacity to construct large bore hydraulic and lube pipe systems and the facilities required to flush the completed circuit at high velocity to achieve specific ISO cleanliness levels.

We are regularly called upon to audit and rectify issues with deficient hydraulic systems. It is not uncommon to find relatively new systems, built by others locally and overseas, which have significant design faults. The symptoms of such design deficiencies are often over heating, excessively large oil coolers, significant system shocks, and ongoing reliability issues.

Some of the more common upgrades we undertake include;

  • Circuit additions and modifications to reduce system heat generation.
  • Control valve additions and other circuit modifications to remove hydraulic shocks.
  • Application of proportional controls to increase actuator speeds whist still maintaining smooth and shock free operation.
  • Supply and installation of additional valve assemblies to ensure machines meet current safety interlocking standards.

We have developed the valve systems and the application knowledge required to build or upgrade hydraulic and pneumatic systems to meet the requirements of Australian standard AS 4024.1. (Safeguarding of Machinery). Over the past 15 years we have built many machine control system which are compliant with safety interlock categories 3 and 4. We are one of the few companies in Australia who keep monitored dual channel isolation valve assemblies on the shelf. This specialised field of expertise is utilised regularly by some of SA's largest manufacturing companies.