How can quick couplings improve hose safety?

Hydraulic and pneumatic hose safety can be ensured by using quick-connect fittings or quick couplings that make a repeated connection and disconnection between fluid lines and the equipment they are attached to. Quick couplings are used in both hydraulic and pneumatic applications, and are designed for easy hand operation. These safety devices feature a male […]

Why do you need to skive a hydraulic hose?

Skiving a hydraulic hose is really about reliability. The right thing to do is to skive it if you’re using reasonable fittings. It allows the fitting to bite into the braiding rather than simply rest at the top, the cover. If that cover peels back or pulls off, you’re going to have failures. For hydraulic […]

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Stauff presents the soft-sealing cutting ring

New to the Stauff Connect product range and introduced for the first time at the Hanover Fair are FI-WDDS-type soft-sealing cutting rings, which compensate for settling effects in tube fittings, for example, from temperature fluctuations or from pressure pulse and vibration loads in a hydraulic system. With 24° tube connectors, 37° flared tube fittings and […]

Stucchi premiers new couplings at IFPE

Hydraulic quick-coupling manufacturer Stucchi Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Romeoville, Ill., is launching a new series of heavy-duty locking quick-connect couplings at ConExpo/IFPE 2017. The VEPHDL locking thread-to-connect coupling system reportedly ensures safety, improves efficiency, eliminates environmental issues and increases productivity for the most demanding hydraulic applications. Scott Rolston, President of Stucchi Inc., said, “We

Brass fittings from Anderson Metals are suitable for a variety of harsh environments

Although not one of the most common fittings used in fluid power applications, brass fittings are extremely useful in corrosive environments for both hydraulic and pneumatic hose and tubing applications. Anderson Metals offers a variety of fittings, including 45° flare fittings, pipe fittings, and push-on hose barbs for a wide range of temperatures. The SAE 45° flare […]

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Manuli Hydraulics introduces Q.Safe Flat Face Multiconnector series

The Q.Safe Flat Face quick coupling range from Manuli Hydraulics is widely renowned for representing the Gold Standard in quick coupling quality and performance. Manuli Hydraulics is now pleased to release the Multiconnector series, a new range that combines superior performance with the added efficiency and safety related benefits of a multiconnector block system. Quick coupling multiconnectors […]

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How do you measure threads on a hydraulic fitting?

Before you select a hydraulic fitting, you must first determine if its threads will match the hose you have selected. Measuring and identifying the fittings is easily done but you must have the correct tools. These tools include ID/OD calipers and thread pitch gauges. Using the thread pitch gauge, as seen in Figure 1, simply […]

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Midland Metal launches updated 2017 catalog

Midland Metal Mfg. has launched its new 2017 catalog. The 576 page, full color catalog offers 14,000 products with over 1,300 new items. New products include truck and trailer accessories, hose clamps, pneumatic accessories, many new valves, and an all new LP Gas section of products. Midland Metal Mfg. partners with wholesalers and distributors nationwide that […]

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NAHAD to launch Hose Safety Institute Mobile App

NAHAD is  introducing the new Hose Safety Institute Mobile App for use on iPads and tablets. The Institute App has been designed to provide easy access to Hose Safety Institute resources, including: the Institute Handbook; the five Hose Assembly Fabrication Guides; Institute Whitepapers; hose safety resources; and, the Glossary of Terms. With the Hose Safety […]

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5,000-psi coupling connects by hand

In underground mines, traditional staple-lock hydraulic couplings take a beating. They often get abused and damaged, and that makes them difficult to disconnect and service. At this year’s MINExpo show in Las Vegas, experts from Gates Corp., Denver, explained how their iLok coupling addresses the shortcomings of traditional staple-type connections, providing sizeable savings in assembly […]

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Camozzi’s Series 6000 push-to-connect fittings for plastic tubes

Camozzi Pneumatics’ Series 6000 push-to-connect fittings provide a suitable alternative to plastic fittings. The Series 6000 delivers exceptional performance due in large part to a  one-piece metal collet that provides gripping strength, reliability and service life. Series 6000 fittings are available in 9 (tube external) diameters with the option of BSP and NPT threads. Camozzi’s

Eaton’s 4S/6S series spiral hose fittings are designed for high-pressure hydraulic systems

Eaton today announced the availability of the new 4S/6S series of spiral hose fittings, featuring major advancements to help provide a robust, practical and complete engineered hose assembly system. Designed for high-pressure hydraulic systems commonly found in mobile and industrial equipment used in the machine building, mining, metals and minerals, construction, agriculture and vehicle markets, […]

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Air-Way Global adds second Hydra-Flex Hose and Fittings Solution Center in Charlotte

Air-Way Global Mfg. has added a Hydra-Flex Hose and Fitting Solutions Center in Charlotte The new facility will serve as a Hydra-Flex hydraulic hose assembly location, in addition to a stocking location for Air-Way’s hydraulic fittings and adapters. “Our newest Hydra-Flex Hose and Fitting Solutions Center will support original equipment manufacturers and general market hydraulic […]

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NewAge Industries publishes white paper that compares fittings

NewAge Industries has announced the release of “A Comparison of Fittings,” a report that looks at several common fittings styles for thermoplastic and thermoset tubing. The paper explains each fitting’s features, applications, material availability, installation steps, and the tubing materials with which each works best. Clamps are also reviewed. “A Comparison of Fittings” focuses on […]

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Hydraulic Supply Company announces Eaton Aeroquip stainless steel fittings expansion

Hydraulic Supply Company, a fluid power distributor based in Sunrise, Fla., and Eaton, announced today an expanded line of Eaton Aeroquip and Synflex stainless steel fittings. The product line enhancements are positioned to support growth in the marine, material handling, food processing, and offshore oil and gas markets, among others. Hydraulic Supply has been appointed by […]

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Camozzi’s Series 6000 offer superior performance and service for life.

Camozzi Pneumatics’ Series 6000 push-to-connect fittings provide a superior alternative to plastic fittings at a competitive cost. The Series 6000 delivers exceptional performance due in large part to a special one-piece metal collet that provides excellent gripping strength, reliability and long service life. Series 6000 fittings are available in 9 (tube external) diameters with the […]

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Reduce machine downtime with the S2 M Ecoline hose crimper

The S2 M Ecoline crimper from Uniflex is the ideal device for the on-site repair of hydraulic hoses in construction and agricultural machinery. The manually operated device weighs only 30 kg and allows for fast and safe establishment of hose connections up to 1 in. (for 2-part fittings) or 1 ¼ in. (for single-part fittings). Thanks […]

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Software module simplifies hose crimping calibration

As it continues to develop new features for its unique slide bearing hydraulic crimpers, UNIFLEX has launched the latest version of the HMI Control C.2 with 7 in. color touchscreen, featuring a special software module for hose crimping calibration/adjustment. Aimed at making hose crimping safer and easier to operate, UNIFLEX’s crimpers also translate to higher productivity. Their latest development is a […]

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Continental introduces new standard grip fitting

Continental has introduced a new standard grip (SG) line of fittings for spiral hose. “The new SG fittings have a new crimp chart available online, and they give the PC125 crimper greater ability to crimp heavy, four-wire and six-wire hose, with a one piece non skive option,” said Brent Lloyd, heavy duty channel manager for […]

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5 factors to consider when purchasing hydraulic components

By: Canan Myers  •  Product Manager  •  Eaton Connectors, fittings and adapters are often overlooked pieces of equipment, but they play an important role in nearly every hydraulic application—whether your systems move, turn, shape, mold, lift, dig or haul. Although these solutions may seem purely ancillary, making purchase decisions based solely on price can often […]

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PYPLOK fittings reduce assembly time and installation costs

PYPLOK fittings are attached cold, in seconds, by swaging the fitting on the pipe with a hydraulic hand held pre-engineered swage tool. All the labor and associated costs of a welded connection are eliminated. No special skilled labor vs. qualified welder No hot work permits No fire watch required No cost to x-ray or re-work […]

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Interpump hydraulic connectors now offered in North America

Interpump Group has expanded its hose and connector product offering to the North American market, launching the new brand Interpump Hydraulic Connectors. The launch kicked off at the NAHAD 32nd Annual Convention. Interpump Hydraulic Connectors is now in search of significant distributor partners. This recent launch expands the company’s offering beyond Europe, into the North […]

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Can a copper washer be used to seal a minor leak where a hard line enters the hose fitting?

The short answer is No. Contributing Editor Josh Cosford explains why: I’ve never seen copper washers used in hydraulics. Even though it’s a little bit malleable, it’s not soft enough to allow positive seal between too hard surfaces. There are some companies that make some seals that can go on a JIC so that it […]

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If the fitting comes apart from an old hose should I crimp a new fitting or replace the hose?

Contributing Editor Josh Cosford shares his thoughts on what to do if a fitting detaches from an old hose: With the exception of an improperly crimped hose, just say you went in and got a hose made, whatever the technician did, he made a mistake and did it to an improper crimp spec and it […]

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When should you use hydraulic piping and fittings?

By David Marlowe • Owner/CEO • DMAR Technical Training and DMAR Business Centers USA In the last article, we discussed breaking the hydraulic circuit into three sections. Now, we will discuss one of the options to what connect the three sections of a hydraulic circuit—hydraulic piping and fittings. Steel pipe is commonly used as a fluid […]

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