Baltimore Hydraulics, Inc.
Baltimore Hydraulics Inc., had its humble business beginnings on the 3rd floor of a row house in downtown Baltimore in 1960. The company’s founder, Harry F. Kauffman, started out by repairing automotive lifting jacks and air tools. BHI soon became an Authorized Service Center for most manufacturers of these types of products. Currently owned and operated by Harry’s son Gordon, and his sons Jason and Chris, Baltimore Hydraulics is moving into its third generation of operation.
Although through the years, Baltimore Hydraulics remained within the city limits, constant growth prompted the company’s management to move twice to larger quarters. Today, BHI operates out of a 40,000 square foot plant located on the northeast side of Baltimore City.
Baltimore Hydraulics Inc. is, very simply, a Service Company. Since 1962 we have directed our energy towards perfecting skills in the area of Troubleshooting, Repair, Design, & Manufacturing of all types of Hydraulics Systems, and Components. Our focus has always been on Quality. It’s what any customer wants when spending their hard earned money for goods or services and it’s what we strive to provide every time.
Our facility is equipped to perform quality repairs to all Hydraulic Systems & Components. An in house Machine Shop allows us to manufacture many of our own repair parts, resulting in a reduction in lead times as well as costs. This capability has led us to design and manufacturing projects of hydraulic cylinders and systems.
We offer all services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
“Performance Under Pressure”
Because we are a service company, we are very familiar with the pressures that come with unexpected breakdowns or outages. When “Murphy” strikes, our customers count on our expertise and experience to get them running again. We’ve been providing these services and solutions for over 55 years and although we haven’t seen it all, we’ve seen enough to know what works and what doesn’t. It’s this experience that allows us to solve your problems quickly and efficiently.
Something YOU can do:
Keep it Clean. Cleanliness is truly next to Godliness when it comes to hydraulics. Up to 90% of all hydraulic system failures can be attributed to contaminated oil. Even before breakdown, contaminants in fluid can reduce system efficiency.
– Filter Newly Added Fluid – New oil is typically contaminated beyond what most equipment manufacturers recommend. Use a filtered transfer pump.
– Filter Changes – Establish and follow a program for cleaning of Reservoir Breathers & Suction Strainers, as well as the replacement of filter elements.
– Repair Leaks Immediately – If fluid can leak out, contaminates can find their way in. Take care when opening any part of the system to atmosphere.
– Keep the Equipment Clean – Keep the exterior of the equipment clean from dust, dirt, and debris. Buildup will trap heat & ultimately find a way in.
Some things WE can do:
Preventive Maintenance: Baltimore Hydraulics will conduct Preventive Maintenance visits to your equipment on a schedule that meets your needs. Trained Technicians will assess the condition of your system checking pressures, flows, and for signs of possible problems. A report of our findings and recommendations is provided, allowing for repairs or maintenance to be scheduled at your convenience. A fluid contamination “Particle Count” test is also conducted as part of this service.
System Upgrades: Hydraulic systems can last so long that new technology has made older systems obsolete. We’re not saying old is bad, but some innovations can improve the performance and dependability of older units.
Emergency Service: Ultimately things are going to fail, and probably at the worst time. That’s why we are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.