Two Industry Leaders Work Together to Provide the Ultimate Fluid Power Solutions
For more than 35 years, Interface Devices and HydroAir have collaborated to provide creative, reliable fluid power solutions, working on a variety of applications in many unique markets.
HydroAir is a leading distributor of fluid power and industrial automation solutions to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. The company employs a highly trained team of engineers – most of whom are BSME grads – and draws on decades of application experience to determine the best solutions for its customers' unique challenges.
"What sets us apart is the fact that we start from the technical vantage point and migrate to the sales end of business," says Sales Manager Rich Gorry. "We provide only the best products and equipment that our industry offers. We know the capabilities of these product offerings and how to best deploy them."
Gorry recognizes IDI as a world leader in the intensifier field. HydroAir often utilizes IDI's E, H & P Series Custom Air-driven Liquid Pumps in clamping, crimping and holding applications, where high pressure is typically accompanied by relatively low flow. IDI pumps are relied on for both straightforward intensifier applications and as a component of complex hydraulic systems. Applications have ranged from a workholding cart for the steel industry to a compact clamping control panel for the pharmaceutical industry, where physical space was at a premium.
HydroAir, in turn, supplies components that are integrated into IDI's final products, and the relationship between the companies has continued to strengthen over time. "We feel at ease discussing technical opportunities and challenges with IDI," Gorry says. "We typically render all aspects of our knowledge of a specific challenge and collaborate with IDI's engineering team to learn what modifications can be made available to help meet our customers' needs."
This cooperation has allowed HydroAir and IDI to tackle increasingly complex challenges over the years, and the companies continue to develop plans and targets for mutual growth. "As applications get more complex and demanding, we believe our teams will work together to continue to be the leaders of our industries," Gorry says.