Hel Performance 20 Years With Hydralok

Hel Performance : 20 years with Hydralok hydraulic machines

Based just outside of Exeter, in the South West of the UK, Hel Performance’s headquarters boasts an impressive hose assembly centre, with eight Interpump Fluid Solutions Hydralok H32 electric machines, including the latest Hydratouch model. With these machines in constant use and hundreds of customer order being despatched on a daily basis, it is key that production runs smoothly and efficiently. Hel Performance products are now available in over 72 countries around the world, covering the five continents of Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

Working collaboratively over the last 20 years, the Hydralok team at Interpump Fluid Solutions have devised with Hel Performance a machine support programme that ensures all staff at Hel Performance are fully trained in how to keep their machines in tip top condition, at the same time that each machine is regularly serviced by the Hydralok team.

Both Hel Performance and the Hydralok team at Interpump Fluid Solutions, as UK manufacturers, have a history and reputation of innovation and quality:

Hel Performance  

First fully-swaged brake line in the UK

Only aftermarket brake line manufacturer in the UK that machines all of its own mainline brake fittings in stainless steel in-house on their Star CNC Sliding Head lathes. Hel Performance have their own in house machine shop to manufacture their mainline fittings and brake callipers. They have invested in an impressive CNC department: 12 x Star SR20J machines (20mm bar capacity) 1 x Star SR12 (12mm bar capacity) and have recently added a Star SR38 (38mm bar capacity, ) 2 x Brother S700X1 and 1 x Brother M140X2. They also have a 3D Printer on site (ABS modelling) for quick prototype parts

First manufacturer in the industry to offer a PVC cover applied during the hose manufacture to protect the bodywork and paint of the vehicle

First manufacturer in the world to offer coloured stainless steel fittings as a safe replacement to dangerous coloured aluminium brake line fittings

World’s first mountain bike brake line kit that includes all fittings required to manufacture a hose for any current system.

Hydralok team at Interpump Fluid Solutions 

History of leading design and manufacture of manual swaging machines

Development of 12v centrifugal hose-skiving machine for mobile hose repair fleets 

One of the first manufacturers to offer touch screen control on service level swaging machines 

Hel Performance

Working together continues with the Hydralok team at Interpump Fluid Solutions designing custom swaging collets and dies for a range of hydraulic machines to suit HEL Performance brake line fittings: the Compak, H25 Mini, H25MM, H32 electric machines including the Hydratouch range; to ensure both a functional and safe swage that in this demanding marketplace, also looks great. These machines and custom dies are sold exclusively via Hel Performance to their ever-expanding global network of dealers as part of their complete customer focused solution, enabling dealers to manufacture any brake line kit on site, at their convenience. This is especially important when working in a different time zone or when dealers are offering on-site support at automotive events. 

For more information about Interpump Fluid Solutions Hydralok products, please visit https://www.interpumpfluidsolutions.com/uk/products/machines/

For more information about Hel Performance, please visit https://auto.helperformance.com

What Is A Swaging Machine?

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What is a swaging machine? This is a question we are often asked when a new customer encounters us.

For those in the know, swager, press, crimper, squeezer, swagging machine are all words we’ve heard from our customers over the years when asking about hose assembly machines.

What do swaging machines do? In simple layperson’s terms they exert sufficient pressure to join metal fittings with flexible hose .

The machines apply force with 360 degrees in eight areas of contact of contact on to the outer diameter of the ferrule. As the pressure is applied on the ferrule the OD decreases and forces the inner ridges of the ferrule to bite into the hose, securing the join.

Here’s a video of an Hydralok hand machine in action and here is another video showing cleaning of the swaging ring

Swaging machines range from simple, portable, hand-operated devices, often for service level / piece work requirements, to larger, powered machines – some fully automated for high-volume hose assembly production.

Contact us for more information about swaging machines you might need for your own application.

Interpump BOP FIRESCREEN 5000

Premium Line

The Interpump BOP FIRESCREEN 5000 hose is made with Interpump Fluid Solutions’ extremely High-Performing Spiral Construction and is combined with Interlock Fittings to assure the Highest Performance and the Strongest Resistance. Material options for the fittings are Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel. This hose is designed to operate in severe conditions where fire or flames are present and is Lloyd’s Register approved.

The product has Blow Out Prevention for exploration and deep drilling in the Oil & Gas Industry. Optimum Performance combined with the Highest Safety is the main focus.

For more information about this leading product, visit the product page

View our full range of hoses.

Interpump Fluid Solutions at the Commercial Vehicle Show

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Interpump Fluid Solutions attended the CV Show (Commercial Vehicle Show) at the NEC, Birmingham 30th April – 2nd May.


The Commercial Vehicle Show

The CV Show is the best attended, largest and most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event held in Britain, providing truck and van operators with far greater choice than can be found anywhere else in the UK. The Show attracts close to 21,000 business visitors and its central location at the NEC Birmingham, ensures a truly nationwide attendance. For operators it’s the annual meeting place and for sector suppliers the ultimate showcase for products and services.


“Being the first major show in the UK we attended after our Brand launch at the NFPC, we have been very well recieved!”

Displaying just some of our compatible products, we were able to bring our solutions driven approach to the market. From Pumps, Wet kits, Tanks and Power Take-Offs to Hydraulic Hose, Fittings and Machinery we had products available to cater for a wide range of applications.

A fantastic effort by the Interpump Team!


See some photos of our stand below:



Interpump Fluid Solutions UK Launch at NFPC


Interpump Fluid Solutions launched in the UK on Wednesday at the NFPC (National Fluid Power Centre) in Worksop.

The hydraulic industry annual open day and exhibition provided the perfect backdrop to introduce our new brand, bringing a broad range of compatible hydraulic fluid solutions to the UK market.

Carl Childs, Interpump Fluid Solutions Marketing Executive for UK, said “This has been a great way to let the industry know about our range of hydraulic product and service solutions for markets as diverse as agriculture to wind power, mining and marine.”

Interpump Fluid Solutions, powered by IMM Hydraulics, allows our distributors and customers to specify and benefit from a range of innovative, fully tested and compliant, compatible products, to solve their needs.

For more details about the products and services for your specific applications, please visit our Applications page.

NFPC Exhibition and Open Day 2019

Interpump Fluid Solutions powered by IMM Hydraulics’ team will be at the NFPC Industry Exhibition and Open Day on 20th February at the National Fluid Power Centre in Worksop.

Connect with us on Facebook to keep up with all the action, interviews and news on the day.

I.M.M. Hydraulics Receives Champions of Innovations Award – “Premio Campioni di InnovAzioni”

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Do you know the history of IMM?

Supporting Britain’s Big Builds – Hinkley Point C


Interpump Fluid Solutions Hits The Road