Teledyne Hydra-Power – Joined Tactair in 1992

Teledyne Hydra-Power was a major participant in the aerospace and defense industries. Located in New Rochelle, NY, they were a designer and manufacturer of hydraulic control valves and actuation systems for a variety of applications.

In the aerospace and defense industries, customers were Grumman, Vought Aircraft, Sikorsky, Boeing, and the US Navy. Their aerospace product lines included Nose Wheel Steering Actuation Systems, Helicopter Flight Controls, Multi-Function Hydraulic Manifolds, and Brake Control Systems.

Hydra-Power was also a key supplier in the oil and gas industries with their Ultra-Line series of hydraulic control valves. These valves were installed on control pods in subsea oil retrieval fields. They incorporated a highly reliable and durable “shear seal” technology which provided zero-leak performance without the usage of soft seals. Customers such as Chevron, Exxon, Shell Oil, and Texaco utilized the Ultra Line valves for many subsea drilling operations, as well as blowout preventer applications to control spillage and the threat of fire.

Hydra-Power’s story was finalized when Tactair acquired Hydra-Power from the Teledyne Corporation in 1992 and they were consolidated within Tactair in Liverpool, NY.