Star Hydraulics, Inc celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 1997. During the time that Star has been doing business, we have established ourselves as a leader in the manual hydraulic pump field offering the most complete range of standard hand and foot pumps. In addition Star offers long stroke jacks, reservoirs, parking meter post straighteners, 4-way valves, special manual pumps, and custom designed special hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders.Our modern 30, 000 square foot manufacturing facility is conveniently located in River Grove, Illinois just minutes from all forms of transportation, including Chicago's O'Hare airport. Our shop is well equipped with CNC lathes, milling and machining centers as well as conventional engine lathes with swings up to sixty inches available for larger components, long tubes and rods. Bore mills, turret, radial and single spindle drilling machines are also utilized. Welding, when required is accomplished by shielded metal arc ( stick ), fluxcored arc, and gas metal arc ( M.I.G. ), depending on product material and configuration. We also have in house capability to preheat and slow cool welds as applicable for welding special alloys.Every product we build is 100% pressure tested whether it be a pump or a cylinder or a jack. No product leaves our factory without assuring that it functions properly. For over 50 years our design and engineering capability has provided the specialized knowledge and skill required to analyze, design, and solve problems relating to your special cylinder needs. We utilize CAD and CAM software to aid us in our engineering and manufacturing processes as well as specialized manufacturing system software to aid us in all aspects of quoting your requirements, entering, scheduling, tracking, and shipping your order.