Hydraulic System Overhaul

APEX ETG specialises in laser cladding services that offer a range of benefits for various hydraulic components. Our expertise extends to hydraulic cylinders, pump components, valve components, hydraulic pistons, actuator components, hydraulic manifolds, and hydraulic power unit (HPU) components. Through laser cladding, we enhance the durability of these components, extending their lifespan and improving overall performance. Our process provides wear and corrosion resistance, ensuring optimal functionality even in harsh operating conditions. Additionally, laser cladding allows for precise customisation, enabling complex geometries and tailored surface properties that optimise fluid flow characteristics.

By choosing APEX ETG for laser cladding, you can expect cost savings through efficient repairs and reclamation, reduced downtime, and enhanced reliability for your hydraulic system.

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Discover The Benefits Of Laser Cladding For Hydraulics!

APEX ETG’s laser cladding revolutionises hydraulic systems by offering a myriad of benefits. It fortifies components against abrasive wear with wear-resistant coatings, combating the destructive forces of particles and debris. Minimising direct contact and material transfer mitigates adhesive wear, prolonging the lifespan of components. Laser cladding’s protective layers also resist erosive wear caused by high-velocity fluids, ensuring the integrity of hydraulic parts. Furthermore, it shields against cavitation erosion, preventing damage from forming and collapsing vapour bubbles. With laser cladding, hydraulic systems become resilient, reliable, and ready to conquer the challenges of wear, ensuring enhanced performance and reduced maintenance costs.

Enhanced Wear Resistance: Laser cladding offers superior wear resistance compared to traditional methods. It provides a specialised metallurgically bonded coating that can withstand the harsh forces of abrasion, adhesion, and erosion commonly encountered in hydraulic systems. This ensures a prolonged component lifespan and reduces the need for frequent replacements or repairs.

Customised Material Selection: Laser cladding allows for a wide range of materials to be used for the coating, including carbides and composites. This flexibility enables experts to select the most suitable coating material tailored to the specific wear challenges they encounter in hydraulic applications. It ensures optimised performance and reliability.

Precise and Controlled Coating Application: Laser cladding provides precise and controlled coating deposition. With a focused laser beam, experts can achieve accurate coating thickness and uniform distribution. This level of control minimises the risk of excessive buildup or uneven coatings, ensuring consistent performance across hydraulic components.

A Solution to Environmental Concerns: Laser cladding offers a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional methods like hard chrome plating. By using powder-based materials, it avoids the use of toxic chemicals, such as hexavalent chromium found in hard chrome plating. This addresses environmental concerns while still delivering excellent wear resistance and component protection.

Strong Metallurgical Bonding: Laser cladding ensures excellent metallurgical bonding between the coating and the substrate. This strong bond enhances adhesion, minimising the risk of delamination or flaking. It guarantees the durability and integrity of the coated hydraulic components, even under demanding operational conditions.

Efficient Repair and Restoration: Laser cladding provides an efficient solution for repairing and restoring worn or damaged hydraulic components. Selectively adding material to specific areas restores original dimensions and functionality. This capability reduces downtime and extends the service life of components, resulting in cost savings and increased productivity.

Types of hydraulic cylinders;

Hydraulic cylinders for mobile applications;

  • Attachment cylinder
  • Boom and luffing cylinder
  • Pull cylinder
  • Telescopic cylinder
  • Ballast cylinder
  • Synchronised cylinder
  • Plunger cylinder
  • Support

Hydraulic cylinders for stationary applications;

  • Servo cylinders
  • Drive cylinders
  • Pitch cylinders
  • Luffing cylinders

Applications by Industry

Applications across a range of industries

  • Hydraulic jib crane
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Poly pipe welding machine
  • Elevated Work Platform (EWP) machines (scissor lift, boom lifts, cherry pickers, telehandlers)

Civil Engineering

  • Hydraulic road sweeper
  • Water boring drill rigs
  • Tunnel boring machine
  • Hydraulic excavator with scrap shear
  • Elevated Work Platforms

Construction Machinery

  • Mobile cranes
  • Carry deck crane
  • Crawler cranes
  • Telescopic cranes
  • Tower cranes
  • Road cranes
  • Skid machines / bobcats


  • Maritime offshore cranes
  • Offshore cable laying
  • Pipe tensioning machines
  • Underwater drill rigs for underwater pipeline stabilisation
  • Marine hydraulic steering systems
  • Hydraulic cranes and tender launch systems
  • Hydraulic outboard propulsion units
  • Hydraulic passenger lifts
  • Cargo lifts


  • Exploration drill rigs
  • Tough terrain cranes 
  • Bulk handling cranes

Manufacturing Machines

  • Machine tools
  • Panel processing machines
  • Turning machines
  • Die casting machines
  • Blow moulding machines
  • Plastic injection moulding machines
  • Machines for food processing
  • Bottle filling machine
  • Nibblers
  • Polishers
  • Presses (e.g. extruders)
  • Grinding machines
  • Injection moulding machines
  • Punch presses
  • Stationary scrap presses
  • Gear cutting machines
  • Goods lift

Manufacturing Plant & Systems

  • Motion simulators
  • Rides
  • Bottle filling plant
  • Bottle blowing plant
  • Power stations
  • Measuring systems
  • Test benches
  • Satellite dishes
  • Sluices
  • Cableways
  • Ski lifts
  • Steelworks
  • Continuous caster systems
  • Adjustable bridges

Offshore Oil and Gas

  • Offshore cranes
  • Offshore drill rigs

APEX ETG’s Surface Solutions for Hydraulics

APEX ETG’s laser cladding services effectively address the concerns of hydraulics experts by offering wear and corrosion resistance, precise customisation, material compatibility, cost-effectiveness, and enhanced system reliability. With its remarkable capabilities, laser cladding empowers experts to optimise hydraulic system performance, extend component lifespan, and ensure efficient and reliable operation.


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