Hydraulic Spreader Market Opening Up

  • The industrial and rescue applications of hydraulic spreaders are the key drivers of demand in the market.
  • Increasing availability of electric tools challenges market growth.
  • North America and Europe regions are considered as significant markets for Hydraulic Spreaders.

Hydraulic Spreader is a two-armed equipment, which can spread or separate utilizing hydraulic pressure. The two arms of a Hydraulic Spreader can converge together in a narrow tip. This tip of the hydraulic spreader can gain access to gaps as small as 2mm. From a closed position, these arms of the hydraulic spreader move outwards on the press of a button, using hydraulic pressure and applying outward force. Moving in a way similar to a reversed scissor, a hydraulic spreader can pry open surfaces after entering their tips through the smallest of gaps.

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A hydraulic spreader operates using a power source, which pressurizes a fluid with a pressure reaching up to 10,000 psi. Three different kinds of power sources are used for operating a hydraulic spreader, depending on the application and pressure requirements. The most commonly used power source for a hydraulic spreader is a petrol engine connected with a hydraulic pump. The engine powers the pump, which then pressurizes the hydraulic fluid, which is then carried through a connecting hose to the hydraulic spreader tool. The other power sources for a hydraulic spreader include a rechargeable battery powered electrical engine, and a pump operated mechanically through hand or foot movement.

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Considering these aspects of the Hydraulic Spreader, the study of the Hydraulic Spreader market becomes an important read.

Hydraulic Spreader Market: Segmentation

On the basis of Spreading Power, the Hydraulic Spreader market can be segmented as,

Less than 5 Tons
5 to 10 Tons
Above 10 Tons

On the basis of minimum access gap, the Hydraulic Spreader market can be segmented as,

0 to 2mm
Above 2mm

On the basis of Type, the Hydraulic Spreader market can be segmented as,

Single Acting
Double Acting

On the basis of end use, the Hydraulic Spreader market can be segmented as,

Safety and Rescue
Industrial

Hydraulic Spreader Market: Dynamics

Hydraulic Spreader is widely used in the fire safety, and rescue operations especially in cases of accidents involving automotive. A hydraulic spreader can force open metal sheets or frames such as those of steel and aluminum, and also those of fiberglass. In case of accidents or emergencies, a hydraulic spreader can pry open a car roof within a couple of minutes, providing critical advantage to rescuers and those needing help. A hydraulic spreader, along with other hydraulic rescue tools such as cutters, benders and rams are also colloquially referred to as the “jaws of life”, given their pivotal role in performing life-saving operations in cases of accidents and fire.

Hydraulic rescue tools were first devised and designed by George Hurst, when he witnessed rescuers taking hours to extricate a driver from a car crash. The company founded by Hurst later registered “Jaws of Life” as a brand for its line of rescue tools, including hydraulic spreader. Apart from its use in the safety and rescue, hydraulic spreader also finds industrial application. Hydraulic flange spreader is commonly used in industrial set-ups for opening up flange joints.

A hydraulic spreader is also used to open up/spread other industrial joints or equipment during various routine or maintenance operations. Hydraulic spreader is used during pipeline construction or pipeline decommissioning, replacement of valves or maintenance of flange joints etc. Thus the industrial and rescue applications of hydraulic spreader are the key drivers of demand in the market. However, the increasing availability of electric tools, such as spreaders powered by rotating motors instead of pumps and hydraulic pressure pose a challenge to the growth of the hydraulic spreader market.

Hydraulic Spreader Market: Regional Outlook

North America and Europe regions are considered as significant markets for Hydraulic Spreader, with high demand from fire safety & rescue operators. Rescuers prefer hydraulic rescue tools over others owing to their high power, absence of noise and disturbance that might discomfort victims and overall reliability. The growing number of automotive related accidents and the need to provide quick emergency assistance are driving the demand and use of tools such as hydraulic spreader in North America and Europe. Moreover, a regulatory environment that places immense importance on safety and emergency response times has also helped the market for hydraulic spreader grow in these regions. In the emerging economies of Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, the market for hydraulic spreader is projected to witness new growth opportunities from the safety and rescue, as well as the industrial applications The U.S., Germany, U.K., China and Japan are some of the key countries to track in the global hydraulic spreader market.

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Hydraulic Spreader Market: Market Participants

Examples of some of the market participants identified in the Hydraulic Spreader market include,

IDEX Corporation (HURST)
ENERPAC
Equalizer International Ltd.
Phoenix Rescue Equipment, Inc.
Bosch Rexroth
Holmatro
V-tech Hydraulic
WEBER-HYDRAULIK
Powermaster Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
Specialised Force Pty Ltd

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