Leading Australian hydraulic solutions provider, Custom Fluidpower
recently received the HMA Board Award at the 2012 Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA) held in Newcastle, NSW.
Custom Fluidpower received the HMA award for a pressure detection device designed to detect pressure in hydraulic hoses. Suitable for use in underground mines, the device acts as a last line of defence to provide a safer environment for people working with fluid power equipment and systems.
Currently under development with the assistance of the Australian Coal Association Research Program, the pressure detection device is at prototype stage and will be commencing field testing shortly. The device is expected to be released to market in 2013.
According to the HMA, Custom Fluidpower was awarded the HMA Board Award this year because of the company’s dedication to innovation, perseverance with the manufacturing process, and forward thinking and planning.
Custom Fluidpower’s Interim CEO Graeme Vennell explains that the pressure detection device is a great example of the company’s zero harm philosophy with regard to oil injection injuries and high pressure fluid safety in the industry. The company focuses on engineering innovative solutions to improve customers’ existing fluid power systems or assist them to develop new or unique fluid power systems.
As the winner of the HMA Board Award, Custom Fluidpower received a sponsored trip to an International Trade Fair of their choice in 2013.
The capacity audience of 500 guests at the 2012 Hunter Manufacturing Awards included The Hon Greg Combet, AM, MP, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Minister for Industry and Innovation and Member for Charlton, Chris Hartcher, New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy, Special Minister of State and Minister for the Central Coast.
Hunter Manufacturing Awards Inc (HMA) is motivated by a mission to promote best practices in manufacturing, working collaboratively with key regional organisations to highlight the achievements of Hunter manufacturers and the importance of manufacturing in general.