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Underwater Hydraulic Tools

Underwater hydraulic tools are used for a variety of purposes by commercial dive companies. These underwater tools make it possible to build marine floor anchoring and rigging, perform maintenance on docks and piers, and much more. Stanley provides high-quality underwater hydraulic tools that are essential for underwater construction and demolition applications for oil platforms, archeological expeditions, dam construction sites, and a variety of other underwater applications.

Underwater Applications that Require Hydraulic Power

Hydraulic tools facilitate efficient underwater construction and repair efforts. Stanley hand tools are designed to cut, grind, and clean, to complete projects at the highest level of quality. Some of the most common underwater applications for Stanley hydraulic tools include:

Underwater Construction

Divers require unique tools to perform underwater construction and repairs to structures located beneath the water’s surface. Stanley’s underwater hydraulic tools can perform tasks like pressure grouting, underwater welding, scour and erosion repair, intake cleaning, mussel surveys, salvage attempts, and underwater concrete placement. Hydraulic power tools commonly used in these applications include:

  • Underwater Grinders: used to grind and clean underwater structures using a variety of wheels, brushes, and other attachments.
  • Underwater Cut-Off Saws: equipped with heavy-duty blades that can cut through materials like metal and concrete.
  • Underwater Impact Drivers: a dual-purpose tool consisting of an impact wrench and wood drill.
  • Underwater Impact Wrenches: designed to accommodate difficult underwater bolting applications.

Underwater Demolition

Divers who perform underwater demolition do so in dangerous conditions where there is little light and space. They use underwater hydraulic tools to clear obstacles from waterways and ports and to make space for bridges and dams to be built. These tools are also used to remove underwater hazardous materials and set up explosives for underwater mining operations.

Some of the hydraulic tools used in underwater demolition include:

  • Underwater Breakers: Stanley hand tools that can break up concrete and remove coral from under the water’s surface.
  • Underwater Hammer Drills: can drill 2” holes through concrete, rock, and masonry.
  • Underwater Chipping Hammers: heavy-duty underwater hydraulic tools made to chip underwater materials.
  • Underwater Sinker Drills: drills designed to drill up to 20’ into tough surfaces like concrete, rock, and masonry.

Underwater Mining Explorations

Underwater mining is an experimental industrial field in which miners dredge the sand to remove minerals and other valuable resources from the bottom of the sea. Professionals use a variety of underwater hydraulic tools to extract these materials. Bulk cutters are powerful tools that can grind the seafloor into gravel and silt so it can be removed and placed on surface mining vessels. Underwater breakers effectively break up concrete and coral while underwater hammer drills can drill 2 in. holes into concrete, rock, and masonry.

Deep-Sea Oil & Gas Drilling

Deep-water drilling requires the use of underwater hydraulic tools to search for oil and natural gas beneath the seabed. Certain hydraulic tools can provide horizontal and directional drilling while taking precise measurements, even on remote platforms. Necessary tools like drilling rigs can drill new hole segments, while drillships are used for their ability to drill on the seabed in deep seas. Drilling vessels are also designed to drill wells of deep seas to extract oil and gas. Jack-ups, or self-elevating drilling rigs, have moveable legs that can raise and lower to perform drilling at offshore locations.

Tooling Advantages

High-quality underwater hydraulic tools are necessary for performing underwater construction and repair, and they offer a range of advantages, including:

  • Durability & Maintenance: Hydraulic components are protected from damaging elements by the hydraulic fluids, extending their working life and requiring minimal maintenance.
  • Increased Power & Productivity: Pressurized fluids can transfer more energy than their gas or pneumatic counterparts, allowing manufacturers to design hydraulic tools in smaller, more efficient configurations.
  • Cold & Wet Conditions: Stanley underwater hydraulic tools can operate in sub-zero temperatures without affecting performance and can be completely submerged for extended periods.
  • Cost-Effective, Environmentally Friendly Operation: Stanley hydraulic tools are highly efficient and use less energy than other types of tools and they can be operated with little or no effect on the surrounding environment through the use of biodegradable hydraulic fluids.

Ready to Order Your Underwater Hydraulic Tools?

At Metro Hydraulic Jack Co., we offer a variety of underwater equipment solutions that can assist in your next project. We offer products for a variety of tasks from excavating for new construction to demolition and repair. If you’re ready to order underwater hydraulic tools for your next operation, contact us today.

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How Do Hydraulic Jacks Work?

Hydraulic jacks are essential tools in various industries that help with heavy lifting of different kinds of weights. These jacks use the power of hydraulic fluid or oil to move or lift heavy loads. The main mechanism of applying force differs from the jack type used, but it generally relies on a hydraulic cylinder or a screw thread. Typically, hydraulic jacks have two cylinders of different sizes that are connected with a pipe. The hydraulic fluid is then forced into these cylinders by a plunger. When the plunger moves forward, oil gets pushed into the cylinder, and when you pull the plunger backward, the hydraulic fluid gets pulled into the pump chamber. The combination of these movements delivers enough pressure to power the hydraulic jack. Read on to learn how a hydraulic jack works and how to use one.

The Process

Generally, when using a hydraulic jack, you insert the metal pumping bar into the equipment socket and then pump it. This raises the boom that lifts the load attached to it. Opening the valve that is usually at the jack’s base will lower the load. Red hydraulic floor jack on white background The primary power source of hydraulic jacks comes from hydraulic fluid, and pressure is created by the movement of this fluid in two cylinders via a plunger. The two cylinders differ in size, with the large cylinder producing more pressure. However, you will still get the same amount of pressure in both cylinders. The hydraulic fluid or oil will first move into the pump chamber when you move the pump plunger backward. This movement also opens the valve, which facilitates the movement of oil into the chamber. When you move the plunger downward, the oil gets into the cylinder via the discharge valve. Next, the suction valve also closes, thereby creating pressure in the ram. The resulting pressure lifts the piston of the chamber, which then helps you lift a heavy load. Generally, hydraulic jacks function based on the movement of oil from the pump chamber to the cylinders. By continually making these movements, you can lift heavy weights higher and higher. The pump will continuously exert small bits of force on the oil until it creates substantial pressure to push up the jack and lift a load. With just the simple hand pump mechanism, the hydraulic jack will exert massive forces. You also need to ensure that all the hydraulic jack parts are well maintained to keep them properly functioning.

The Working Principle of Hydraulic Jacks

Hydraulic jacks work based on Pascal’s principle. Blaise Pascal, a French scientist, developed this principle over 350 years ago and it has become the backbone of fluid mechanics. As per Pascal’s principle, pressure exerted at any point on liquid in a container gets transmitted to all other parts of the liquid without any loss. This means the pressure at the top of a container and the one at the bottom will be equal.

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Hydraulic jacks make work simpler in various industries, such as lifting vehicles above the ground level. The construction sector is also heavily reliant on hydraulic jacks for easier completion of several tasks. With a simple hand pump mechanism, you can lift heavy loads with ease. Make your work more efficient and simpler by getting hydraulic equipment from Metro Hydraulic Jack Company. We have been the leading company in supplying quality hydraulic lifting systems to clients all over the country since 1941. We have a full line of hydraulic jacks, tools, and add-ons beneficial to several sectors. Our products include: Contact us today or request a quote for the hydraulic items you need from us. Metro Hydraulic Jack Company is your single source for all your hydraulic needs.
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How the Oil and Gas Industry Is Benefitting From Hydraulic Power

The oil and gas industries rely heavily on hydraulic systems due to their ability to handle enormous amounts of power. In both onshore and offshore applications, hydraulic fracturing equipment plays an important role in boosting energy production and lowering costs for consumers. Hydraulic power comes in many forms that are suited to certain high-powered applications.


Critical Applications that Require Hydraulics

Hydraulic systems are effective tools for transmitting power in offshore projects like fracking and oil mining. Oftentimes, offshore hydraulic systems are placed where pipes are prone to leak underwater. Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. sells Enerpac Equipment that can provide proper maintenance. High-powered hydraulic systems enable crews to complete daily processes both offshore and onshore. Some of the equipment that benefits from hydraulic power include:
  • Rock Drills: Hydraulic rock drills exert an immense amount of pressure to blast through bedrock.
  • Filter Presses: Filter presses effectively separate solids and liquids by using high-powered hydraulics to pump a slurry through the filter press.
  • Drilling Rigs: Drilling rigs dig wells and lay pipes in both onshore and offshore projects.
  • Cranes and Pumps: These cranes use hydraulic power to lift much heavier loads than are possible with mechanical and diesel-powered cranes.
  • Blast Hole Drill Rigs: These drill rigs clear bedrock using explosives loaded into a blast hole.
  • Mining Dump Trucks: Mining dump trucks equipped with hydraulic systems are more powerful than traditional dump trucks.
With the help of hydraulic power, your people and equipment can work more effectively and efficiently.


Hydraulic Parts at Work

There are several hydraulic parts that are crucial to the oil and gas industry.

Cylinders

Hydraulic cylinders are versatile. They can use different types of internal fluids—like mineral oil and water glycol—and be mounted in different positions, any of which can exert an enormous amount of force.

Pumps

Hydraulic pumps outperform mechanical pumps at producing a high volume each day.

Valves

Hydraulic valves tolerate a variety of harsh conditions, including high pressure and extreme temperatures. The valves also provide strong, secure sealing protection.

Gauges

Liquid-filled gauges are long-lasting, high-performance parts even when conditions are not optimal. As a result, these instruments require less maintenance and reduce unexpected downtime.


High-Powered Solutions From Metro Hydraulic Jack Co.

If you’re looking for high-powered solutions for your energy company, Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. can help. We offer a large selection of hydraulic products and components for the oil and gas industry for both land and sea-based operations. Contact us today to get started on your application.

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Advantages and Applications of Stanley Hydraulic Tools

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Hydraulic tools are hand-operated machines with hydraulic drives that are employed for various technological operations, such as tightening threaded joints and pressing parts in and out. They utilize a pressurized fluid—typically hydraulic oil—as the source of power to perform a job, which offers a number of advantages over alternative power solutions. For example: 
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Building NYC’s 2nd Ave. Subway

The New York City subway system is one of the largest mass transit systems in the world, and NYC’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is making it bigger. Currently, the MTA is constructing the Second Avenue subway line to accompany the city’s existing trains, but this isn’t the first time this subway line was contemplated.

The Second Ave. subway line was conceived originally, with the idea of an East Side train dating back to the 1920’s. According to Second Avenue Saga the train was originally planned to be built from 1930 to 1935, but was abandoned after the stock market crash of that era. There were several more attempts over the past eight decades that all fell through.The unconstructed train line even getting a nod on AMC’s period-drama “Mad Men.”

According to the MTA website,“The Second Avenue Subway will reduce overcrowding and delays on the Lexington Avenue line (4, 5, and 6 trains), improving travel for both city and suburban commuters, and provide better access to mass transit for residents of the far East Side of Manhattan.” . The project will cost $4.45 billion and is being built in phases. The first phase will provide service between 96th St. and 63rd St. as via a rerouted Q train by December 2016.

Even though the idea for this line came almost a century ago, the construction process is anything but old fashioned. Below is a video from the MTA website that shows a “Milestone” event of a tunnel boring machine breaking through a rock wall east of the Lexington Ave-63rd St. subway station.
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Construction Season Gives Hope To Sandy Victims

Hurricane Sandy devastated the American Northeast last October and people are still feeling the effects.  Now that construction season is kicking into gear, victims of the superstorm can look forward with optimism.

Late spring and summer are the busiest times of the year for construction workers and parts of the eastern coast of New Jersey, along with New York City and the south shore of Long Island are in need of repair. Post-Sandy construction has already aided the construction industry, with employment in the first quarter reaching over 111 thousand, up 1.3 percent from the previous year according to Crain’s New York.

The construction work goes beyond just rebuilding homes and commercial buildings damaged by the storm. The Rockefeller Foundation recently announced that it is investing $100 million in a project that will make the NYC more resilient.

“In this world today we will not be able to predict or prevent every catastrophe, take climate change—extreme weather, raging fires, vicious storms,” Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin said according to the Daily Beast. “That’s where resilience comes in. We can prevent their catastrophic impact much better, by implementing resilience strategies that let us buffer those shocks more effectively.”

The investment will feature such advancements as emergency management learning mechanisms, new water waste systems, innovating ideas for urban housing and land use planning focused on resilience principles.

Constructing homes and commercial buildings, along with making the areas safer is aiding everyone involved. Bringing NY and NJ back to life after the devastating storm over six month ago is rebuilding the construction industry.

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Did You Know We Repair And Sell Lubrication Systems Too?

We’re a third-generation family business at Metro Hydraulic Jack Co., and we’re well known in many industries for repairing and distributing hydraulic equipment since the 1940’s. We are also one of the leading sales & service centers in the United States. But, did you know we design, repair and sell lubrication systems too? LincolnCustomers in the transportation industry and any business/industry that requires systems for performing period maintenance on vehicles – towns, public works department, transit garages, auto repair facilities, etc. – work with us. We have a complete product line of competitively priced, quality lubrication equipment (lubrication dispensing systems, computerized inventory systems, pumps, dispensing valves, metered valves, and more), and we sell and repair most major brands, including:
  • Graco
  • Alemite
  • John Dow Industries
  • Balcrank
  • Samson
  • Lubeq
  • National Spencer
  • Cox Reels
  • Reelcraft
  • Containment Solutions, and other manufacturers.
To keep things running smoothly in their businesses, shops across the U.S. work with our NJ-based facility. In addition to repair and installation, other services we provide in the lubrication equipment realm include product specification and sales (helping customers answer questions like “What’s the best dispensing valve for our garage?” or “What type of lubrication pump do we need?”), and we also offer garage design and layout services. Learn more about Metro Hydraulic’s lubrication equipment and services by visiting our website or call us at (800) 633-8234. We can help you keep your business running smoothly with the lubrication systems we offer!
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We’ve been repairing hydraulic cylinders for over 60 years. So we’ve earned the title of “experts!”

Hydraulic cylinders are used for several applications and can be found in practically anything that needs to be raised, lowered, lifted, bent, or pressed. That includes construction equipment, hydraulic presses, automotive lifts, and automotive and materials handling equipment. When using hydraulic cylinders on a consistent basis, we know that equipment failures happen. That’s why Metro Hydraulic is here to help when something goes wrong. With everyday hydraulic cylinder use – it’s possible that seals can become worn, rods can bend, and internal cylinder bore diameters can become scored. At Metro, we have complete honing and machining capabilities. So we’re prepared to make repairs quickly and accurately to get you back up and running as soon as possible. We repair a variety of cylinder shapes, sizes, and types including construction hydraulic cylinders, NFPA hydraulic cylinders, and Enerpac type hydraulic cylinders. We can fix sizes ranging from 20 inch bore diameters and up, to 15 ft. of stroke. We also stock metric and American chrome rods. Our cylinder repair capabilities are very extensive. So we’re able to repair internal pistons, rods, tubes, and even machine different cylinder mounts. Are you using hydraulic cylinders in the construction, automotive, industrial production and maintenance, transportation, and material handling industries, and seeking repairs?  Come see Metro Hydraulic today! Our turn-around times on repairs range from same-day, to up to one week (depending on cylinder condition and part availability.) We are experts, Stock components, & have the necessary machinery, so there are no limitations on what we can do!
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When Hurricane Sandy hit, we were there to help.

When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast this October, Metro Hydraulic was there to help. Subway systems, bridges, tunnels and major equipment of all types were just a few of the many items damaged by this unfortunate storm. We have the experience and shop capabilities needed to repair many of the tools and equipment damaged by this storm. As a result of the hurricane, NJ Transit Rail Operations was one of the facilities hit the hardest. They had over 4 feet of salt water throughout their building complex. Thousands of commuters use mass transit on a daily basis, so their machinery was repaired on a priority basis. We were given the task of rebuilding railroad axle journal bearing pullers, and jacking equipment among many others. We also were entrusted with repairs for Public Service Electric &Gas. They had many tools that needed emergency repairs. These were some of the tools used to help restore power to Northern New Jersey. We’ve been repairing hydraulic equipment since the early 1940’s:
  • Auto equipment
    • Jacks and garage equipment.
    • Hydraulic cylinders.
    • Pumps, motors, and tools.
    • Lubrication equipment and systems
    • Snow plowing equipment repairs.
  • Transportation industry
    • Track and jacking tools used for trains and the repair of engines, cars, and trucks.
    • Ground support equipment and aircraft jacks
  • Material handling industry
    • Scissor lifts and lift tables
    • Pallet jacks
Metro Hydraulic can turn around repairs in as little as two weeks. If you have rush repair we can prioritize it and get it done even sooner. Our goal is to work with you to understand your needs, and deliver! Please take a look at the repairs page on our website, and see what we can do in more detail. For more information on how we can help your organization with repairs, please call us at 800-633-8234.
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We’re The Source for Your Next Construction Project

In the construction market, millions of projects are completed each day. At Metro Hydraulic, we are experts in repairing a complete range of construction specialty tools including hydraulic cylinders, pumps, valves, and motors. We specialize in the sales and repair equipment that’s utilized in major bridges in the surrounding NYC metro area, and across the United States. We’re experts at designing and selling hydraulic lifting and jacking systems, and have been distributing for manufacturers like Enerpac, Simplex, and PowerTeam for decades. Our engineered lifting system and jacking system designs have been used for major bridges and structures in and around New York City, including the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges. When it comes to building maintenance and repair, iron workers are using hydraulic cylinders, torque wrenches and consistently lifting heavy loads. To ensure work is completed proficiently, we offer synchronous lifting systems so that lifting is completed proficiently. If a bearing needs to be replaced, it is important that the bridge is lifted very carefully and evenly to avoid any structural damage. In addition to hydraulic jacks and lifting systems, we also sell cylinders to tension the cables on bridges. Cables support the bridge deck, and are an important component in order to keep the bridge functioning properly. When it comes to your unique construction project, we’ll provide you with a consultation and provide the best products needed to get the job done right. Collectively, our employees have more than 70 years of experience, and deliver quick turnaround time for repairs. We distribute multiple lines of the same product so if an item is needed quickly, we’ll have the equipment you need, when you need it. If the structure can be lifted, the experts at Metro hydraulic can assist you. For more information on lifting and jacking system design or any hydraulic equipment, please visit www.metrohydraulic.com or call us (800) 633-8234.
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