CEJN to host a hydraulics symposium for the energy market

CEJN North America will host its Energy Market-Hydraulics Symposium August 23-24, in Houston. CEJN’s ultra high-pressure safety experts will offer informative, educational presentations focused on ultra high-pressure hydraulics and the energy market. In addition, experts from a variety of industries will be on hand with presentations during the two-day free event. Networking opportunities will be available […]

Pirtek expands in Western United States

In the past week, Pirtek has announced two new locations in the Western United States, with its 7th service and supply center in Orange, Calif. and its first location in Salt Lake City. Pirtek provides onsite hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services to a number of different industries. Kelly Curran, the owner of Pirtek […]

Bridgestone HosePower acquires Seattle-based Fittings Inc.

Bridgestone HosePower, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., today announced it is expanding its hose solutions business in the Pacific Northwest by acquiring Fittings Inc., a hydraulic and industrial hose sales and service company based in Seattle, becoming one of the largest networks specializing in hose sales and service in the United States. According […]

Eaton’s M-R7 cutting ring machine improves final assembly

Eaton has introduced its Walterscheid M-R7, an innovative cutting rind pre-assembly machine that provides customers with improved assembly technology and safety during installation of the Walterscheid system trilogy tube fitting systems with prefabricated tube ends. The solution is designed for controlled final assembly of Eaton’s Walterscheid cutting ring systems WALPRO and WALRING, and optimizes performance […]

How are caps and plugs used to protect hydraulic systems from contamination?

Although seemingly simple devices, protective plastic caps and plugs are critical in protecting hydraulic systems from dirt, moisture, corrosion and damage during manufacturing, shipping and storage. Experts agree that 75 to 85% of all hydraulic system failures are a result of contaminants circulating within the hydraulic system. And while this contamination can occur during operation, […]

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 […]

What happens if you don’t measure your crimp fitting?

If you don’t measure your crimp fitting—after you crimp a hose and you don’t measure it—you could get lucky; if you set up your machine properly and it’s calibrated, it probably will be very close to that every single time. In many cases, the tolerance is plus or minus eight thousandths of an inch. You […]

NAHAD announces APPI Energy as newest value partner

One of NAHAD’s goals is to bring members programs and services that benefit their businesses. The association recently announced its newest NAHAD Value Partners program, APPI Energy. NAHAD’s Value Partners program is a members-only benefit that provides valuable discounts on relevant business services. APPI Energy is a natural fit for this program, as it provides […]

Hose wraps mean hose safety

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jerry Pawluk, President of Safeplast NA, a manufacturer of hose guards and sleeves. The oil and gas sector is a big one for the company, and Pawluk said the company has seen a big uptake in the sector over the past few months. In fact, the company […]

Miniature 10-32 compression fitting for use with 1/32-in. OD tubing from Beswick

Reducing dead-volume and overall component size to improve product performance can by achieved by switching to smaller diameter tubing. You may have considered switching from 1/8 or 1/16 in. OD tubing to ultra-miniature 1/32 in. OD tubing but have not switched yet because you were not certain how to connect to the smaller 1/32 in. […]

Gates acquires hose, coupling manufacturer Techflow Flexibles

  Affiliates of the Gates Corporation have announced the acquisition of UK-based GTF Engineering and Services, the owner of the assets of Techflow Flexibles. Techflow Flexibles is a fully integrated engineering, manufacturing, and commercial operation that specializes in supplying flexible hoses and couplings to the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Its product lines […]

Parker launches blowout preventer hydraulic hoses

A line of blowout preventer hydraulic hoses was unveiled by Parker Hannifin at OTC last month. Designed for use topside, offshore and inland for oil and gas, these BOP hoses meet the API16D flame test and Lloyd’s Register 1499 test, said Michael Clark, business development manager for Parker Hannifin’s Fluid Connectors Group. They are available […]

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Brennan doubles its 3D CAD downloads with CADENAS PARTSolutions

Brennan Industries has launched an all new 3D CAD catalog powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions. The new platform supplies precise 3D CAD data, enabling engineers to download digital product models in their preferred native format, including interactive 3D PDF data sheets. By upgrading to eCATALOGsolutions, Brennan Industries is providing more accurate data in a wider variety […]

Parker launches blowout preventer hydraulic hoses

A line of blowout preventer hydraulic hoses was unveiled by Parker Hannifin at OTC last month. Designed for use topside, offshore and inland for oil and gas, these BOP hoses meet the API16D flame test and Lloyd’s Register 1499 test, said Michael Clark, business development manager for Parker Hannifin’s Fluid Connectors Group. They are available […]

An insight into AIGNEP’s business

Joseph Quinn, regional sales manager for the western region of AIGNEP USA and I spoke recently about the company’s products. “We’ve found that distributors of hose product also run into customers that require pneumatic connectivity,” he said. “So what we sell is product that connects pneumatic systems to valves and cylinders from the compressor. We […]

Quick connectors from FasTest

Sleeve-actuated quick connector are designed to provide a reliable, leak-tight connection to 37° JIC and O-Ring Face Seal fittings Features include: • Provides ergonomic, operator friendly sleeve actuation • Reduce set up time for test procedures • Rated for pressures up to 5,000 psi • Simple, in-the-field maintenance • Split collet design eliminates torqueing and stress […]

Do you have to clean your hose assemblies?

After you create a hose assembly, you need to clean the hose. If you are a large company that has a lot of hydraulic machinery and a lot of highly trained hydraulic individuals, you know how important it is to have clean hydraulic oil. One of the sources of hydraulic contamination is from ingression. Ingression […]

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Do you have to clean your hose assemblies?

After you create a hose assembly, you need to clean the hose. If you are a large company that has a lot of hydraulic machinery and a lot of highly trained hydraulic individuals, you know how important it is to have clean hydraulic oil. One of the sources of hydraulic contamination is from ingression. Ingression […]

Taimi’s swivel fittings business continues to grow

I recently had the chance to speak with Sébastien Tremblay, managing director of Taimi, a Canadian manufacturer of swivel fittings. Taimi has been making these fittings for 10 years and today the company sells them in 25 countries. “It was a pretty innovative design with no ball bearings with a system we call Pressure Spike […]

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CEJN encourages compressed air safety for National Safety Month

National Safety Month creates the perfect opportunity to evaluate safety and performance in the workplace, especially if when using compressed air. While it may seem like everything is humming along fine, employee safety must be a priority. As a result, CEJN is committed to improving workplace safety for its customers with its safety-focused pneumatic products that […]

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Taimi’s swivel fittings business continues to grow

I recently had the chance to speak with Sébastien Tremblay, managing director of Taimi, a Canadian manufacturer of swivel fittings. Taimi has been making these fittings for 10 years and today the company sells them in 25 countries. “It was a pretty innovative design with no ball bearings with a system we call Pressure Spike […]

Parker presents hose and classification system for easier selection

Parker Hannifin has introduced a new system of three hose classifications: Good – Better – Best. The classification aims to simplify the selection of appropriate hose for different applications. The classification “Good” includes the newly developed medium pressure BCH1 und BCH2 hoses, combined with the series 16 fittings. This new fitting series has been developed […]

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CEJN encourages compressed air safety for National Safety Month

National Safety Month creates the perfect opportunity to evaluate safety and performance in the workplace, especially if when using compressed air. While it may seem like everything is humming along fine, employee safety must be a priority. As a result, CEJN is committed to improving workplace safety for its customers with its safety-focused pneumatic products that […]

Parker presents hose and classification system for easier selection

Parker Hannifin has introduced a new system of three hose classifications: Good – Better – Best. The classification aims to simplify the selection of appropriate hose for different applications. The classification “Good” includes the newly developed medium pressure BCH1 und BCH2 hoses, combined with the series 16 fittings. This new fitting series has been developed […]

Eaton’s Flat Face Series quick disconnect hydraulic couplings offer performance, reliability

Eaton has introduced its redesigned FF-series Quick Disconnect Couplings to help mobile machine manufacturers meet market demand for high pressure and high pulse pressure solutions. Eaton’s flat face, quick-disconnect couplings portfolio features an enhanced flow rate of up to 25% and a high performing pressure rate of up to 400 bars to maximize machine performance […]

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