At Norcam Hydraulics, you are assured of a professional and flexible approach to all tasks, and an honest and practical solution to your problem. We are not dependant on anybody else for the work we do – we are totally self sufficient so the buck stops here!

Our 100% success rate speaks for itself, and we are highly respected for both our personal service and our expertise.

Our experienced engineers will give you the confidence that finding faults within your hydraulic system will be identified speedily which can be done both on or off site. Together with our excellent workshop facilities will give you peace of mind, that you will be back up and running as quickly as possible.


Pump Testing – A pump that is losing 20-30% of its flow indicates a possible suction problem. Blocked suction filters and pump cavitation problems can be identified. This test is also used to evaluate the performance of circuit elements, such as control valve, cylinder and hydraulic motor.

Valve Testing – Where decrease in flow is apparent it usually indicates a valve leakage, which can cause considerable loss of performance. This could be due to a cracked seating, a broken or worn spool along with other problems, or it can sometimes pinpoint faulty or leaking seals on a cylinder. Relief valve pressure and control valve leakage will become apparent during these tests, and indicate that the valve or certain valve segments may need replacing.

Cylinder Testing – If the cylinder is slow in operation or cylinder ‘creeps’ under load, then this test will identify if the problem lies with the cylinder seals or control valve function.

Motor Testing – Motors will be tested for performance and leakage. If the flow is correct and the speed is slow, this indicates a defective motor or cylinder.

This is by no means a full list of fault-finding tests carried out, and indeed fault-finding in hydraulic systems can sometime overlap into other components of the overall system, and we may well identify problems with driving media or even an electrical fault within the system.

Some of our fault-finding projects have included wind driven pumps on a wind-turbine, and a pump powered by a water wheel.

When things go wrong unexpectedly, you want to be sure you have the best solutions as quickly as possible.

Contact us to discuss your needs – we offer you full customer support, backup and service call-out for all projects.