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Hydraulics in Defense and Aerospace

When thinking about hydraulic applications, defense and aerospace are quite often at the top of the list.
Many industries such as mining, construction, forestry, oil and gas, and utilities routinely use hydraulics in the operation of heavy machinery.
What is not common knowledge is that a vast amount of the technology was developed and advanced through necessity by the defense and aerospace sectors.

Hydraulics is a technology involving a mechanical function that operates through force of liquid under pressure. This force greatly surpasses the force created by electronic or pneumatic means.

Power density is the key reason for using hydraulics in military applications, particularly where power and precision are required. Hydraulic systems can provide the high levels of force necessary to operate heavy equipment, as well as the precise control needed for delicate operations.

Examples of Hydraulic Use in Defense Applications (a few, there are many!)

Controlling robotic arms

Hydraulic systems offer several advantages for defense applications, including high power-to-weight ratios, compactness, and reliability. Hydraulic systems are an essential part of defense equipment and have played a vital role in the defense of countries around the world.

From countering powerful recoil to providing precision, hydraulics take the spotlight. Using robot arms in munitions factories help reduce injuries amongst workers and enable fine precision work which would be hard for a person to undertake by hand. The hydraulics in robotic arms allow for a superior level of control and accuracy in movement. 

Lifting and positioning aircraft parts during assembly & maintenance

Hydraulics do the heavy lifting during aircraft maintenance, allowing machinery to lift and maneuver parts into the correct place safely. Hydraulics really do provide the backbone of the defense industry, allowing for much quicker and more efficient turn arounds between missions and enhancing the safety of ground crews.  

Moving heavy loads around military bases

Many military ground vehicles have hydraulic parts including loading ramps that allow for easy transport of heavy loads around bases and shipped decks. Hydraulics are often used when stability and accuracy are key, for example if munitions are being transported, it is paramount that they are done so in a safe and reliable manner.

Hydraulics you can trust

Lives depend on hydraulic system reliability. At Lynch, we take safety very seriously.
Having a hydraulic system that has been built by experts and rigorously tested is essential.

Our team of Hydraulic Engineers are among the best in the world, with many years of diverse experience. They continue to work with top defense and aerospace companies and adhere to the highest standards in engineered manifold systems. 

Lynch offers research and development services. FEA, CFD, Life Cycle Testing, Static & Dynamic Testing, Burst pressures to 100,000 PSI.

Certifications and Standards

  • ISO9001:2015
  • AS9100D
  • Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), ITAR, Compliant

For three decades, Lynch Fluid Controls has taken pride in maintaining rigorous quality accreditations to deliver superior products with unsurpassed attention to quality, safety, and reliability.

Best Defense Conference 2022

Lynch Fluid Controls is a leading provider of hydraulic and motion control systems across a wide range of sectors. Visit our friendly and welcoming team at the Best Defense Conference in London, Ontario from November 16 -17, 2022 to learn how we will save you time and resources by being a single-source solution to engineer, manufacture, assemble, test and validate your next hydraulic defense solution.

Inviting You to IFPE2020!

Lynch is excited to announce that our team will be exhibiting at IFPE 2020 this March in Las Vegas, NV! 

Whether you’re looking for custom or standard manifolds, application solutions, project management, complete engineering, C.N.C. manufacturing, assembly, or testing solutions, Lynch has it all under one roof. 

Make sure to put Lynch on your itinerary this March at IFPE2020; visit booth #S82017 to see what’s new!

Haven’t bought your tickets yet?
Visit the IFPE Registration Portal and use the Promo Code: EXcrq97kCST to get a special discount on your registration. 

Thanks for a Great CMTS 2019!

Thank you to all those that took the time to meet with the Lynch Team at the Canadian Manufacturing Technologies Show this week! It was an exciting week with over 600+ exhibiting companies showing off the latest and greatest technologies.

Congratulations to Ken and Shriya on their successful conference sessions! They discussed Automation/Robotics: Canadian Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Competing Globally and The Hydraulic Brains of NASA’s Space Launch System Umbilical Arms Projects. Both topics were well received by the attendees. Great work team!

We look forward to seeing you at the next show or simply give us a call and drop by for a visit.

Lynch Fluid Controls In Attendance at Plastec East, NY for the First Time!

 

 

We are excited to be attending Plastec East for the first time ever! Come visit Lynch at 2018 Plastec East convention New York at Booth 422.

Lynch is proud to be appointed a SUN Hydraulics distributor for the state of New York, plus four counties in Pennsylvania. We continue to bring value to our customers in the hydraulics market through high-performance screw in cartridge valves, electro-hydraulics, manifolds, and integrated package solutions. We are also proud to offer innovative electronic control, display and instrumentation solutions.

Looking forward to seeing all the new and familiar faces there!

June 12 – 14, 2018
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Booth 422

 

Success at The Big Event Canadian Mining Expo 2018

It was great to see long standing customers & “dig into the world of mining!”

Lynch joined over 400 exhibitors in showcasing our products and services. The Big Event connects the mining industry with investors, equipment manufacturers and customers for their products. Every year the big Event keeps getting bigger! Kenward Mah, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Glenn Peon, Business Development Manager enjoyed their time in Timmins, Ontario.

 

June 6 – 7, 2018

McIntyre Community Centre
85 McIntyre Road
Timmins, ON, Canada
P4N 8R8
Booth R6-13
https://canadianminingexpo.com/

The Canadian Manufacturing and Technology Show 2017

The Canadian Manufacturing and Technology Show (CMTS) is Canada’s largest display of manufacturing equipment and technology attended by over 8,000 professionals.

For more than 30 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing. Lynch Fluid Controls is looking forward to seeing you there!

September 25 – 28, 2017
The International Centre, Mississauga (Toronto), Ontario
Booth 1025, Hall 1

Haven’t registered yet? Sign up here!

 

Lynch Fluid Controls Electronics Showcase – Fluid Power World

Lynch Fluid Controls attended the 2016 Fluid Power Conference held at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). During the annual event we had the opportunity to speak with a Fluid Power World representative about Lynch’s newest electronic devices. The Lynch Potted Driver (LEPBX – single model and LEPTX – dual model), ME 7073 (HandPro), and the yet to be released LE PSX Slim housing are all highlighted in the interview.

Hannover Messe 2017

Best of luck to all Lynch partners who are exhibiting at Hannover 2017. Unfortunately, Lynch will not be in attendance this year as we set a laser focus on strengthening relationships within North America. We greatly look forward to seeing all our international partners at Hannover 2019. All the best for a great show and we look forward to working with you for many years to come!

Facts and figures of Hannover Messe 2017.

Lynch Company Overview – MinExpo 2016

Representatives of Lynch Fluid Controls describe the company’s 30 years of designing quality integrated hydraulic systems. These systems are used in the mining, mobile/off-highway, construction, offshore/oil & gas, military and aerospace sectors. The global manufacturer has expanded again and is now servicing customers out of Buffalo, N.Y.