Hydraulics in Material Handling

Forklift outside of a warehouse for material handlingMaterial handling is a large market in the fluid transference and treatment business. There are various material handling machines in almost every manufacturing setting and they are well-used in many other markets. Material handling machines get things from point A to point B.

As this article from Mobile Hydraulic Tips points out, hydraulics keep things moving in material handling applications. From simple lifts to more complex systems, they are everywhere and make our lives a lot easier. Reliability and portability are of utmost concern in material handling, and in MRO situations, our hose experts help determine which parts and accessories are the best for the job. For OEM applications, our engineers work closely with you to create a custom product based off of your unique applications.

Hydraulic Products in the Material Handling Market

Hydraulic Hose

Hydraulic hose is specifically designed to convey hydraulic fluid within a hydraulic system. With wide pressure ranges, optimal levels of abrasion resistance, long-lasting durability and high-performance transfer capabilities, PDI has the right hose for your application.

Hydraulic Pumps and Motors

PDI has various hydraulic pumps and motors sure to meet any material handling requirement. Reliable, smooth operating pumps range in pressures from 1,000 to 8,000 psi and are designed for maximum reliability. For a lot of power in a small package, think PDI for your hydraulic pumps and motors.

Hydraulic Valves

Solenoid operated directional control valves are common in material handling, and are actuated by electricity rather than by a human operator. These 2-, 3- and 4- way control valves are available in 2 or 3 positions and in various sizes depending on the psi and gpm required. They are available in different sizes and threads, such as NPT and SAE.

Industrial Hose

Industrial hose applications include suction & discharge of dry bulk materials, sand, gravel and dry cement.


Industrial fluid transference and treatment are the building blocks of material handling applications, including everything from custom bent hydraulic tubes to industrial hose. If you need an OEM or MRO product for material handling, call the experts at PDI.