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Routine Maintenance for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Berendsen Fluid Power recently conducted routine service for the Northern Region Helicopter Rescue Service (Westpac Rescue Helicopter).

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Hydraulic Power Unit Manufacture for Export to an International Gold Mine

Berendsen Fluid Power designed and manufactured a customised hydraulic power unit for a planned expansion of an international gold mining operation.
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Merger of Berendsen Fluid Power and Pacific Hydraulics

Today, Questas Group announces that effective 1 July 2021 the Berendsen Fluid Power and Pacific Hydraulics businesses are merging. The merger marks a significant milestone in each company’s history and allows the combined group to offer an industry‐leading range of products and services
to their customer base.

This is a transformational step forward to form a national Australian leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics and is a once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity to combine our largely complementary portfolios, and geographic footprints.

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Berendsen Fluid Power Australia Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence in the Industry

Berendsen Fluid Power, Australia’s leading hydraulics company, is this year celebrating a significant milestone – 30 years in business delivering high-quality hydraulic solutions and services for Australian industry.

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Christmas Operating Hours

From the entire team at Berendsen Fluid Power, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
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Our Mackay Branch is Relocating

Berendsen Fluid Power Mackay branch will be moving to a bigger and better premises on the 28th June 2021, located at 42-44 Southgate Dr, Paget QLD 474.

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COVID-19 Update

As you know the situation regarding COVID-19 has evolved significantly over the past few weeks. At Berendsen Fluid Power our COVID-19 Response Team is taking every precaution to manage the risks associated with COVID-19 to protect our employees, customers and business partners. We are also working diligently to minimise supply chain disruptions. ….Read More

2022 Christmas Operating Hours

From the team at Berendsen Fluid Power, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – may you and your loved ones have a Festive Season filled with cheer!

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks for your support in 2022. We look forward to working with you again in 2023.

Please note that during the festive season, our hours of operation may change slightly.

The details for the trading hours of your local branch are below.

While every effort will be made to process requests promptly during the holiday period, supplier and freight company closures may impact our turnaround times.

We thank you for your patience during this time.

Thank you and Season’s Greetings from the team at Berendsen Fluid Power

Merry Christmas!

The team at Berendsen Fluid Power

Branch Trading Hours

BranchTrading Hours
AdelaideCloses COB 23 Dec and reopens 3 Jan
BundabergCloses COB 23 Dec and reopens 3 Jan
ClontarfCloses COB 23 Dec and reopens 3 Jan
MackayCloses COB 23 Dec and reopens 3 Jan
MelbourneCloses 23 Dec only
NewcastleCloses COB 23 Dec and reopens 3 Jan
PerthCloses COB 23 Dec and reopens 3 Jan
RichlandsOpen
SydneyOpen
ToowoombaCloses COB 23 Dec and reopens 3 Jan
WollongongOpen

For any urgent matters during this period please contact our Customer Service Team at Head Office on 02 9838 5800.

Hydraulic power supply system for a long-standing Aerospace & Defence customer

Turnkey hydraulic power supply system for a Melbourne based scientific organisation
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Berendsen Acquires Thriving Hydraulics Company: Hydraulic Technical Services

Berendsen Fluid Power is pleased to announce that we have purchased Hydraulic Technical Services (HTS), a well-known Queensland-based company.

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Berendsen Further Expands their Scope of Service with new Sulphamate Nickel Plating Tank

Berendsen has recently invested in a new sulphamate nickel plating tank for their hard chrome plating plant in Kings Park.

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13 tonne Luffing Cylinder overhaul for Newcastle coal terminal

Berendsen Fluid Power overhauls 13 tonne Luffing Cylinder for Newcastle coal terminal
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Berendsen extends its involvement with BlueScope Steel with landmark supply agreement

Berendsen extends its involvement with BlueScope Steel with landmark supply agreement

Berendsen Fluid Power has always been very proud of its long-term supplier relationship with BlueScope Steel. For over twenty years Berendsen has provided precision offsite repair services for the acclaimed Port Kembla Steelworks, which have contributed to the productivity and success of the site over the years. In more recent times, Berendsen’s involvement with the site has broadened through its accreditation as an approved provider of onsite services.
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Berendsen Fluid Power continues to be fully operational (COVID-19 Update)

During this global COVID-19 pandemic, Berendsen Fluid Power continues to be fully operational.

While we have made some small changes to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and suppliers, our sales and service teams continue to be available to work with you and your business to deliver the same excellent standard of service we are known for in the industry. ….Read More

WHY MODERNISING YOUR HYDRAULIC SYSTEM IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK.

If you believe that it is too costly and difficult to take advantage of the most modern hydraulic machine control systems, this article may change your perspective. 

While it was once true that upgrading archaic hydraulic systems involved a lengthy and risky redesign process, today’s electronically-integrated systems have come a long way. Far from being out of reach, thanks to the Danfoss Plus+1 platform, modernisation can be relatively swift and surprisingly more cost-efficient than you think. 

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Adelaide Branch Relocation

The Berendsen Fluid Power Adelaide branch will be relocating to Unit 1, 9 Rosberg Rd, Wingfield SA 5013 from the 4th of December 2018.
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Christmas Operating Hours

From the entire team at Berendsen Fluid Power, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
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CCA Hardchrome acquires new Churchill Cylindrical Grinding Machine

The staff at Berendsen’s chrome plating facility, CCA Hardchrome, have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our latest acquisition, a Churchill cylindrical grinding machine capable of grinding rods up to 4 meters in length and 600mm in diameter.

The new machine was purchased to enable us to increase throughput at our growing Kings Park chrome plating facility and achieve faster turnaround times for our customers.

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Signs Your Hydraulic System May Be Due For An Upgrade With Danfoss Plus+1

Have you ever found yourself using the same smartphone model for three or four generations, only to be surprised by the significant leap in performance when you finally upgrade? You may have believed the old model was just fine, but once you experience that bright screen and those crisp graphics, you realise that all those gradual improvements over time have made a massive difference.

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Berendsen’s Brendale branch has relocated to Clontarf.

To meet the increasing demand for hydraulic services, Berendsen’s Brisbane North Branch has relocated to a larger, more modern premises at 341 Macdonnell Road, Clontarf, QLD, 4019.
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Christmas Operating Hours

From the entire team at Berendsen Fluid Power, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
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Berendsen Sydney Invest In Their Machining Capabilities

Berendsen Sydney has recently invested in a new Ajax 2060NC CNC lathe complete with Fagor 8055i T Control and Hydraulic Turret.

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Hydraulic and control system for underground mining company

Berendsen re-engineers hydraulic and control system to assist an underground mining company with their trying maintenance routine.

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Berendsen’s hydraulic expertise keeps Sydney’s tunnelling ambitions on schedule.

Berendsen Fluid Power performs hydraulic overhauls to road header tunnelling equipment in support of Sydney’s tunnelling upgrade projects. 

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Our Melbourne Branch Has Relocated to Dandenong South

Berendsen’s Melbourne branch has relocated to an expanded, upgraded facility at 8 Capital Dr, Dandenong South, VIC 3175.

Spanning a total of 1340sqm workshop space, the new facility is three times larger than its predecessor. The move broadens our capabilities and increases our capacity – especially in the area of hydraulic cylinder repairs.

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Large Scale Longwall Mining Cylinder Overhaul for Hunter Valley Coal Provider

Full overhaul, including major component re-manufacture, of over one hundred DA Rams. ….Read More

Berendsen Fluid Power Perth COVID-19 Update

During this global COVID-19 pandemic, Berendsen Fluid Power continues to be fully operational, including our Perth branch.

While we have made some changes to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and suppliers, our sales and service teams continue to be available to work with you and your business to deliver the same standard of service we are known for in the industry. ….Read More

WHY DANFOSS PLUS+1 EMPOWERS TODAY’S HYDRAULIC ENGINEERS

Modern hydraulic machine control systems offer significant improvements over the systems of the past. Danfoss Plus+1, with its programmable microcontrollers, presents numerous benefits that not only make modernising your equipment an easy choice but also a highly intelligent one. 

In this article, we’ll delve into some of the reasons why Berendsen’s engineers appreciate the power and flexibility of the Danfoss Plus+1 system.  

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Wollongong Warehouse Expansion

The scale of operations at our Wollongong branch have grown to a point where the existing premises can no longer accommodate our growing projects division. Major site upgrades including the construction of a new warehouse extension have been implemented to improve and extend our facilities.
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Jib Crane Power Unit and Luffing Cylinder Design & Manufacture. Saving Time Where It Counts

Berendsen has completed the design and manufacture of a hydraulic cylinder and hydraulic power unit to provide the luffing function of a large maintenance crane for a prominent surface mining customer. This project is an example of our whole-of-life approach to design, manufacture and ongoing maintenance to reduce the overall cost of ownership of hydraulic systems and ensure customers extract maximum value from their investment over the lifespan of the equipment.

The project specifications:

This system is part of a large maintenance crane, whose job it is to interchange the high wear components of a massive iron ore cone-crushing unit on a surface mine site. A cone crusher breaks rock by squeezing the material between an eccentrically gyrating spindle. As rock enters the top of the cone crusher, it becomes wedged between the mantle and the bowl and breaks into smaller pieces. As pieces of ore break up and fall lower they are broken again and again until the pieces are small enough to fall through the narrow opening at the bottom of the crusher.

Periodically, the cone must be removed from the crusher for maintenance and a powerful crane is used for this purpose. This system provides the luffing (lifting) power to perform that function. The system comprises two large actuators powered by a custom-specification hydraulic power unit built into a custom-designed enclosure. All of which were designed and manufactured in-house by Berendsen’s world-class Engineering & Design team working closely with our industry-leading manufacturing division in Newcastle.

The design: a focus on ease of access, monitoring & maintenance.

With any system that must perform duty for decades, the focus on designing a system that is not only efficient, but is maintenance friendly, cannot be overstated. This means that the design must take into account more than just the project specifications and deliver the required performance using the most cost efficient and energy-efficient design possible. It must also provide access to key service points and accommodate the removal and replacement of large components such as pump and motor units that may need to be overhauled years down the line. All of this must be considered and worked into a design that achieves the required functions without adding complexity to maintenance routines.

The actuators:

To provide the luffing action required to lift the massive cone from the crusher unit, two large custom-built hydraulic actuators were designed and built in-house. These actuators each have a capacity of 300 tons, to provide the power needed to lift the high wear components for maintenance.

The heavy-duty nature of these cylinders required the use of specific high strength, wear resistant materials in many components. In the design process, the engineering team takes into account the many loading specifications that the cylinders must meet including axial loading, fatigue loading, loading frequency as well as environmental factors that must be considered to determine the factors of safety for the design. These factors of safety influence almost every design decision from material grades to surface coatings, strength of materials and more.

In this case, while medium duty cylinders may use polymer materials in the piston and gland area, these heavy-duty cylinders incorporate fully metallic bronze bearing surfaces to provide the greatest resistance to excessive side loads and to cope with the extreme loads that the cylinders may be subjected to in general. In addition, one of the major failure modes in a luffing cylinder such as this is buckling resistance. Our design team worked around high factors of safety to be able to deal with the buckling loads they may see in service.

The Prime Mover:

The prime mover is an electric motor and hydraulic pump set, which provides power to the system. It is comprised of a 250kW high efficiency electric motor connected to a 500cc closed loop axial piston pump and a 250cc open loop axial piston pump.

The electric motor is specifically a mine spec motor to make it more suitable for a mining application when compared to an industrial spec motor. It features heavier duty bearings, thermistors, space heaters a higher IP (ingress protection) rating for the housings to defend against dust and water entering the unit from the mine environment.

This is rigidly coupled to the pump set by a custom-designed steel bell housing, specially manufactured in-house by Berendsen. This feature was needed to cope with the high power and torque specifications of the prime mover.

The 500cc Danfoss Power Solutions Hydrocraft axial piston pump provides the main winching function of the unit and is hydraulic proportionally controlled. A closed loop pump was chosen for this purpose as it brings down the size requirements for the hydraulic fluid reservoir. Which assists to keep the design within the system dimension requirements given the space constraints. In addition, the closed loop system gives the added benefit of increased efficiency and hydrostatic braking.

The custom-manufactured enclosed housing:

In addition, a custom-designed housing was manufactured to accommodate the prime mover along with its attendant systems and functions, which include such items as hydraulic fluid reservoirs, control valving, filtration, sensing and telemetry. All of this needed to be designed into an enclosure that would facilitate cost effective and timely maintenance of the unit over the course of its life.

As a system that will be used on a working mine operation, the design of the steel fabricated enclosure had to meet many stringent requirements and a regulatory and safety certification and documentation process that included such matters as welding certification, material traceability, and NDT inspection. Accordingly, Berendsen’s engineering project management team compiled all engineering & design inspection test plans and quality process management documents required to deliver on the project’s specifications.

Saving time in production with end-to-end design & manufacturing

The close relationship between Berendsen’s engineering & design team and the manufacturing division played an important part in the speed and high quality of the end result.

Berendsen’s in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities are an advantage when it comes to designing and building these types of large scale, heavy duty hydraulic systems. The Newcastle manufacturing division is fully equipped with high speed, high precision CNC milling machines and routinely produces specialised components with very precise specifications in a range of materials. Working closely with the engineering team allows us to control the process and streamline our response to critical issues or design changes that are required during the build.

End-to-end, reducing time to delivery and saving time where it counts!

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Berendsen Fluid Power Melbourne COVID-19 Update

During this global COVID-19 pandemic, Berendsen Fluid Power continues to be fully operational, including our Melbourne branch.

While we have made some small changes to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and suppliers, our sales and service teams continue to be available to work with you and your business to deliver the same excellent standard of service we are known for in the industry. ….Read More

Berendsen Perth invest in their cylinder service capabilities

Berendsen Perth has recently invested in a new state of the art, digital Sunnen HTA 4100 NC horizontal tube honing system.

This new system will allow the branch to expand on the range of cylinders they are able to hone in-house at their workshop, reducing turnaround times, and lowering costs.

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Berendsen Melbourne’s New Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Centre

After several months of careful planning, the implementation of the new Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Centre at our Melbourne branch is now complete.

This Melbourne based initiative originated to provide a trustworthy, reliable cylinder repair alternative for users of construction, transport and materials handling equipment in the region, and is equipped to efficiently repair cylinders up to 288mm bore size and 2500mm stroke, which covers the most common cylinder types used in these segments.

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Berendsen’s Success With New In-House Chrome Plating Venture

The response to Berendsen’s new chrome plating facility has been tremendous and we are grateful to all the customers who have backed our new venture.

A recent highlight was the commissioning of an additional 7000lt Chromic acid bath. This is one of several upgrades that will roll out over the next few months to increase the capacity and efficiency of the new facility, and to offer a wider range of services with even quicker job turnaround times.

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Berendsen Perth continues its quest to satisfy the needs of WA’s resurgent mining industry with powerful new Cylinder Repair Bench

Berendsen Perth continues its quest to satisfy the needs of WA’s resurgent mining industry with powerful new Cylinder Repair Bench

Berendsen Perth has recently invested in a special purpose cylinder repair bench to meet the needs of Western Australia’s resurgent mining industry.

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Berendsen partners with Pinette P.E.I in Naval Group Australia contract

Berendsen Fluid Power is pleased to announce its partnership with Pinette P.E.I. to design, manufacture and supply the medium and high capacity hydraulic presses for Naval Group Australia (NGA).

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Berendsen Fluid Power Melbourne COVID-19 Update

Although the current COVID situation across Victoria is presenting us all with many challenges, Berendsen Fluid Power continues to be fully operational, including our Melbourne branch.

While we have made some changes to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and suppliers, our sales and service teams continue to be available to work with you and your business to deliver the same standard of service we are known for in the industry.

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