Continental acquires U.S. Custom Machining Services to expand services for industrial hose

Technology company Continental has acquired Custom Machining Services, Inc. in order to expand its range of services for the industrial hose industry. “Custom Machining Services is a well-respected manufacturer and has a solid reputation in the hose industry,” said Andreas Gerstenberger, Continental’s head of Industrial Fluid Solutions business. “The acquisition allows us to add assembly […]

Nadcap accreditation for fluid distribution systems is 5th for Fine Tubes

Reflecting its commitment to the strictest quality processes, Fine Tubes, a leading manufacturer of high-performance tubing, has secured Nadcap accreditation for Fluid Distribution Systems. This is in addition to accreditations the company already holds for Heat Treating, Non-Destructive Testing, Fusion Welding and Chemical Processing. This latest award is a highly significant measure of the Plymouth, […]

Hannay Reels unveils new website design, features

Hannay Reels, a manufacturer of durable hose and cable reels for both OEM and aftermarket applications, recently launched an all-new website. The site features a mobile responsive design with improved navigation ensuring customers are seamlessly provided product results when searching by either industry or application. Additionally, the company is further supporting customers through the entire […]

Unison and Pneuform Machines announce joint venture

Unison Ltd, which manufactures tube bending machines and simulation software, announced that it has entered a joint venture with Pneuform Machines Ltd leading to full integration within the Unison family of companies joining Yorkshire CNC and Ingenium Integration. The joint venture will strengthen Unison’s portfolio adding a range of small diameter tube and wire bending […]

Brennan Industries to acquire Canada’s Versa Fittings

Brennan Industries Inc. has announced the acquisition of Versa Fittings Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of fittings and tubing in Canada. The acquisition will increase Brennan’s distribution and manufacturing footprint in North America, while providing new market exposure for both Brennan and Versa product lines. This positions the company to further grow its market share […]

Motion Industries to acquire Apache Inc.

Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Apache, Inc., headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Execution of the transaction will occur on November 1, 2017. Founded in 1963, Apache offers more than 50 years of experience in the industrial hose and […]

Continental’s Gerstenberger tells conference attendees to view global changes as opportunities

Speaking to a group of industry executives at the 2017 Annual Hose Conference, Continental’s EVP of Industrial Fluid Solutions, Andreas Gerstenberger, said there are megatrends developing in the automotive and industrial hose businesses and those developments are not threats but opportunities. “In a constantly changing world of climate, technology, data, digitalization and even politics, new […]

Cryoflex hydraulic hose offers flexibility in low temperatures

With a continuous service temperature of -57º C (-70º F), the new Cryoflex hose line from Manuli Hydraulics is suited for use in the most demanding low temperature situations. At temperatures where other hoses would rapidly begin to fail due to cracking of the rubber, Cryoflex’s incredibly low glass transition point allows it to maintain […]

GlobalCore 187 high performance hydraulic hose released

Parker Hannifin has introduced the 187 Hose, a 7MPa / 1,000 psi constant working pressure hose. 187 Hose is designed to provide maximum performance, flexibility, and hose life in demanding hydraulic applications across a variety of markets. As the only 1,000 psi constant working pressure hose on the market, 187 Hose is a revolutionary product […]

Motion Industries names new VP/GM for Dallas division

Motion Industries, a major distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts based in Birmingham, Ala., has named Stacy Lenard Vice President/General Manager of the company’s Dallas division, effective October 1. A native of West Monroe, La., Mr. Lenard started his career with Motion Industries in 1989. He has since moved into various positions including […]

Gates acquires Atlas Hydraulics

Gates Corp. announced its acquisition of Atlas Hydraulics, a fully-integrated product engineering, manufacturing, and commercial business headquartered in Brantford, Ontario. With locations in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, the company specializes in the design, manufacture, and supply of hydraulic tube and hose assemblies. Established in 1979, Atlas Hydraulics is a desired partner to several major […]

How do you choose the proper hose assembly?

The new hydraulic hose assemblies should be chosen with consideration to their specific application. If you’re creating a new hose from scratch, you need to, say, lay it all out to decide what kind of hose you need. You may have seen this trusty acronym, STAMPED. Every letter stands for something. We have Size, Temperature, […]

Hydraulic Supply Company announces location in Greenville, S.C.

Hydraulic Supply Company (HSC) has announced plans for the opening of its 27th location in Greenville, S.C. With the opening of its Greenville store at 5200 Pelham Road, the company will now have 25 Eaton Aeroquip Hose Center retail locations in addition to its Pompano, Florida Repair Location, and Sunrise, Florida Distribution Center. Currently, Hydraulic […]

Reddy added to sales team at Stucchi

Stucchi Inc., a global leader of hydraulic quick coupling products, has added Chuck Reddy to their sales team. Reddy joins as Northeast Territory Manager and is based in Pittsburg. Scott Rolston, President of Stucchi Inc., said, “We are thrilled to further expand Stucchi’s sales team, especially with the addition of someone so well versed in […]

Continental hose plant in Iowa celebrates 40th anniversary

Continental’s Mount Pleasant, Iowa, plant, its premier North American manufacturing facility for industrial and automotive hose products, celebrated its 40th anniversary last week. “We are proud to share in this celebration of a highly versatile and productive facility,” said Jim Hill, ContiTech CEO for the North America Region. “This plant has made hose for a […]

How do I specify hydraulic hose fittings?

Hydraulic hose fittings connect hoses to pumps, valves, cylinders and other components used throughout a hydraulic system. These secure connections help contain and direct the flow of hydraulic fluid to where it is needed while preventing leaks and safely maintaining pressure. Experts say that it pays to differentiate the hose from a completed hose assembly. […]

Stainless-steel hydraulic hose fittings

Volz, with headquarters in Deilingen, Germany, manufactures a wide range of hydraulic hose fittings, as well as tube fittings and adapters, in both zinc-nickel coated carbon steel and corrosion-resistant stainless steel. The company’s stainless-steel hose fittings and ferrules are made from V4A materials—1.4571 (316 Ti) stainless steel. The materials are 100% traceable to the smelting […]

Extensive fitting family from Tieffe for rubber hoses

Hydraulic hose fittings from Tieffe, Cura Carpignano, Italy come in a number of series of one-piece (precrimped) and two-piece no-skive fittings. And they are available in a wide range of sizes for hose IDs from 3⁄16 to 2 in. (5 to 51 mm). Tieffe fittings are designed to handle rubber hoses with steel-wire braided reinforcement […]

New twist on JIC fittings

Engineers at Ryco, Houston Tex., have developed the JSEAL hose fitting, a JIC fitting that reportedly meets or exceeds the performance of O-ring face seal (ORFS) fittings. The design features a convex female seat that is engineered for use with any male JIC fitting. Due to a repositioned strike zone away from the male tip, […]

Gates launches multi-purpose hose line

Gates Corp. has introduced a new multi-purpose hose line that serves the needs of three distinct markets: fuel transfer, hydraulic return and suction lines, and 20R5 coolant applications. The Multi Master SD MegaFlex line is the first-of-its-kind to simultaneously meet SAE 100R4, SAE J30R5, and SAE J20R5 requirements. It has a 1:1 bend radius, an […]

Spiral-hose fittings are suited for high-pressure hydraulic systems

Eaton, Eden Prairie, Minn. offers the 4S/6S series of spiral hose fittings, which are said to feature major advancements that help provide a robust, practical and complete engineered hose-assembly system. The fittings are designed for high-pressure hydraulic systems commonly found in mobile and industrial equipment used in the machine building, mining, construction and agriculture markets. […]

Streamlined hydraulic hose fitting line

ContiTech, with North American headquarters in Fairlawn, Ohio, manufactures an extensive range of low-, medium- and high-pressure fittings for braided, spiral and thermoplastic hose. They come in thread ends that meet all common specifications, including SAE, NPTF, JIC, British Standard, DIN, JIS, and API; and in end styles that include straights, swivels, elbow,s and flanges. […]

Changing market demands drive increase in inventory and production for fittings manufacturer

Product demand can be difficult to predict. With China championing itself (quite successfully) as the new leader of globalism and uncertainty happening in the Eurozone—as well as South America and part of Asia—manufacturers are finding that sourcing through traditional suppliers has become challenging. Companies are struggling to provide accurate forecasts in a timely manner, limiting […]

How do you clean hydraulic hose assemblies?

Anyone who works in the hydraulic industry knows the importance of reducing contamination. Particles, dirt, debris and even water that enter a system can quickly wreak havoc, causing system failure and even possibly destroying a component or machine. This is why it is essential to keep these contaminants out. To ensure hydraulic fluid remains contaminant […]

NewAge Industries achieves landfill-free status

NewAge Industries is proud to announce that it is now a zero-waste organization. All of the tubing manufacturer’s waste is reused, recycled or disposed of by combustion at a local EfW (Energy from Waste) facility. “This has been a goal of ours as part of our sustainability program,” said Ken Baker, CEO. “We went solar […]