Access Equipment Made Right with Air-Way Hydraulic Fittings

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Unlike many hydraulic fitting and adapter manufacturers out there today, we design, produce, and assemble our products in-house for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and distributors worldwide.  Our rich history of serving as a top-tier hydraulic fittings supplier extends into a variety of industrial and equipment needs and applications - including access equipment. 

Hydraulic Access Equipment 

Any equipment that is specifically designed to allow the user to work safely at different heights is commonly called access equipment. Common examples of access equipment include:

  • Articulation boom lifts 
  • Vertical lifts
  • Stock pickers
  • Scissor lifts
  • Telehandlers
  • Aerial work platforms
  • Mobile elevating work platform
  • And more

Access equipment is used for temporary or flexible access purposes in many different industries such as: aviation, construction, maintenance, utilities, warehouses, firefighters, and emergency access. The specific lift manufactured varies based on the industry and intended functionality of the equipment, and the possibilities are endless. 

Hydraulic systems are generally used as the drive mechanism that propels the working platform towards and away from the desired location. The most challenging part about the hydraulic systems in access equipment is the compactness, and the articulation / length of stroke. Custom solutions often are necessary due to space constraints the designs must be robust, adhering to stringent safety factors based on the unique applications.

Your Source for Hydraulic Fittings & Solutions in Access Equipment

We’ve been supplying OEM manufacturers of industrial and agricultural equipment around the world for as long as we’ve been in business. Manufacturing hydraulic fittings and adapters for access equipment manufacturers is no different. We understand that your customers depend on your design, technology, reputation for excellence, and manufacturing expertise to help them successfully fulfill their job every day. Proper assembly of access equipment is paramount, and every little component matters. This equipment is meant to lift people high into the air for extended periods of time, and must be made with perfection in mind, safeguarding for any unexpected issue. Your hydraulic fittings supplier must hold themselves to the same standards of excellence (or higher!), being equally committed to quality and consistency no matter where the part is sourced. 

At Air-Way Global Manufacturing, we pride ourselves on our high international manufacturing standards and certifications, product availability, engineering capabilities and exceptional service to OEMs and distributors around the world. We are committed to customers end result and the satisfaction of each and every customer you service. That’s our promise.

If you’re interested in learning more about our line of hydraulic fittings for access equipment, we would be happy to coordinate a test order, or a smaller order to see how our products fit into your equipment manufacturing plan. Contact us today to get started! 


  • Air-Way Terminology – Fittings or Adapters?

    If you go to the homepage of Air-Way Global Manufacturing, in big, bold letters it says, “Hydraulic Fittings & Adapters Manufacturer.” In our line of work, these two words - fittings and adapters – are quite interchangeable. Do they mean the exact same thing? We’ve talked with our team of experts including engineering, production, and sales reps to get the details.
  • 70 years, 4 Generations, One Air-Way Global Manufacturing

    Air-Way Global Manufacturing continues to be an industry leader by supplying hydraulic fittings and adapters in an ever-changing global marketplace. While 98 percent of family-businesses fail by now, we feel compelled to explore our past and how we’ve stayed family-focused for 4 generations – and counting. It certainly wasn’t easy long ago, just like it is not easy today. It took a lot of perseverance and skill, while experiencing both wins and losses to get where we are now.
  • The Tariff Situation – Impact on Materials & Manufacturing

    The trade war between the U.S. and China has become close to a year-long affair that has affected nearly every industry nation-wide, and like many manufacturers, Air-Way isn’t immune to the impacts. As tariffs have been ramping up since the start of 2018, it’s hard to understand the current state of trade and what it means for manufacturing. That topic is too big for a single article, but we would like to try and explain the specific tariffs that are affecting our entire industry and Air-Way’s manufacturing and supply chain.

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