Learn about our Hydraulic Operating Systems

Hydraulic Hoist Systems consist of a pumping unit, often referred to as a Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU), and one or more hydraulic cylinders. Hydraulic Hoists can provide high load capacity and quick operating speeds. Hydraulic cylinders have a wide range of mounting options to fit any space requirements. Hydraulic fluid piping lines connect the cylinders to the HPU. All HPUs are custom designed to provide all the operating needs for each project. Hydraulic and Electrical controls can be kept basic or expanded for advance control and functionality. One of the biggest advantages to a hydraulic systems arrangement is the ability to gravity lower a gate without power.


Tempe Town Lake Dam

Steel Fab designed and supplied eight hydraulically operated steel crest gates with hydraulic operating system in 2016 for the Tempe Town Lake Dam Replacement in Tempe Arizona. Each gate...

Thornton Composite Reservoir

Steel Fab designed and manufactured four 12’- 6” wide x 28’ tall hydraulically operated stainless steel roller gates with hydraulic operating systems for the Thornton Composite Reservoir Project completed...

Post Falls Hydroelectric Development

Since 2012 Steel Fab has designed and manufactured twelve electrically operated roller gates with wire rope drum hoists for Avista Corporation, Spokane Washington, formerly Washington Water Power, at their...

Other Gate Operating Systems

Hoist Rehab

Screw Stem Hoists

Wire Rope Drum Hoists