New RYCO 24•7 location opens in Houston

RYCO 24•7 Katy Frwy in Houston, operated by Central Hydraulic Supply, has opened for business. Ben Pacheco and his team join RYCO 24•7 Greens Rd. in providing service to customers in the region needing an on-site hydraulic hose replacement service to address costly equipment downtime. Ben, a graduate of LSU with a degree in Business Management, […]

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Continental investing in North American hose manufacturing center

Continental is investing approximately $12 million in its ContiTech PVC hose business in North America and is expanding its manufacturing capabilities and production capacities into a new state-of-the-art competence center at its upgraded plant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to modernize the industry hose production. “Continental continuously works to improve its competitiveness regarding all processes along […]

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Eaton’s high performance hose provides extreme durability

Eaton has expanded its hydraulic hose portfolio with the release of Eaton GH681 hose series, a new high performing one-wire braided hose qualified to 1 Million impulse cycles. This high-performance hose provides customers with industry-leading durability in harsh environments. Standard EN857 Type 1SC hoses are qualified up to 200,000 impulse cycles. The Eaton GH681 exceeds […]

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What is burst pressure for a hydraulic hose?

The burst pressure for a hydraulic hose is what the manufacturer offers as the maximum pressure before a particular hose will generally explode or have a rupture in it. Different hoses and hose styles will have different burst pressures; this will also vary somewhat between different manufacturers. The entire hose is not necessarily going to […]

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ICP Attends NAHAD Annual Meeting and Convention in San Antonio

Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) offers many resources, most at no charge, to distributor companies who are members of one of eight Alliance Partner organizations supporting the initiative to build awareness of industrial distribution careers. In April, ICP attended the annual meeting of ICP Alliance Partner NAHAD—The Association for Hose & Accessories Distribution. Mary Jawgiel, ICP program […]

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What shortens the lifespan of hydraulic hoses?

Not following proper procedures in putting together a hose assembly will definitely shorten that hose’s lifespan. Not properly routing or securing a hose will also result in reduced life. Making the correct selection that is compatible to your fluid, to your ambient conditions is another critical area. If you need a hose that is abrasion-resistant, […]

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The 4 most common hydraulic hose buying mistakes

When faced with overwhelming choices and a short timeline to get a machine built, it’s no surprise that mistakes can be made when specifying and buying hoses. Don’t by on price alone. One of the most common mistakes we see is when customers consider only the price of the hose when making a selection. Hose […]

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Stucchi adds Brent Hulsey as Territory Manager

Stucchi Inc., a manufacturer of hydraulic quick coupling products, has welcomed its newest member of its sales team. Brent Hulsey has joined Stucchi as Territory Manager for Texas. Scott Rolston, President of Stucchi Inc., said, “We are happy to have Brent join the Stucchi team. As Territory Manager, he will play a key role in account management and […]

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Is it better to have a hose that’s measured too short or too long?

If you’re going to mis-measure cutting a hose, what’s the better problem to have: too long or too short? It is probably better to have a hose that is too long as opposed to too short. A hose that is too short tends to put pressure on the connection between the hose and the fittings. […]

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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 […]

NFPA’s economic update webinar

Chris Steele, an economist with ITR Economics, will help listeners gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization during these uncertain economic conditions. This webinar will provide insights into the latest economic developments and future trends for the U.S. and global economy and their effects on the fluid power industry. The […]

PIRTEK expands South Florida presence with new location in Palm Beach

PIRTEK has expanded its South Florida presence with a new location in Palm Beach. Owner Sam Belin opened PIRTEK Palm Beach earlier this month, staffing it with three technicians and two Mobile Service Vehicles. He plans to add a third vehicle in a few months. PIRTEK is the only franchise of its kind in the […]

PIRTEK Hose Replacement operation opens in Austin

The owner of the PIRTEK franchise in San Antonio, Tex., has expanded his hose-replacement business by setting up a new location in Austin. “I expect rapid growth,” said Dean Akin, owner of PIRTEK Broadway in San Antonio. “We’re going to push forward in everything we do there.” The only franchise of its kind in the […]

Guide helps to select the proper pneumatic fitting

A new guide from Beswick Engineering Co. explains the various choices faced when you are selecting pneumatic fittings for your product. There are three common fitting types: barbed, push-to-connect, and compression. Each has advantages and disadvantages. How will you select the best type for the long term success of your design? The Beswick Fitting Selection Guide […]

Increase in awareness of industrial distribution as career path

A recent survey of “right fit” 16-24-year-olds found a 6.7% increase in their awareness of industrial distribution as a career field, compared to a similar survey commissioned three years ago by Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP). The November 2016 survey targeted young people who are not planning on attending a four-year college and self-identified as having […]

Brennan Industries achieves Nadcap, AS9100 aerospace accreditations

To demonstrate its continued commitment to quality, Brennan Industries announces that the company has achieved Nadcap and AS9100 accreditation for fluid system manufacturing—including fittings and other components. Brennan Industries has received international recognition for this initiative and is now qualified to supply their manufactured hydraulic fittings and other components to customers in the aerospace and defense markets that […]

NAHAD names new officers, board members

More than 930 NAHAD members from around the world recently convened at the JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio, Tex. for the association’s 33rd Annual Convention. The leading manufacturers and distributors of hose assemblies and related products and services participated in four days of educational sessions, networking programs and the annual Showcase of Hose Solutions […]

Gates introduces new line of XtraTuff abrasion resistant spiral wire hoses

Gates Corp. has released a new, powerful abrasion resistant XtraTuff cover for spiral wire hoses in 4,000 and 5,000 psi configurations. The Gates XtraTuff cover offers 25 times more abrasion resistance than the standard hydraulic hose cover as per ISO 6945 standard. While fully maintaining the Gates MegaSys hose performance and flexibility, the new cover provides […]

NFPA: Registration for 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference

The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is the National Fluid Power Association’s highly anticipated economic event for everyone in the fluid power supply chain – NFPA members and non-members alike are all invited to attend. The 2017 event will take place August 14 – 16, 2017 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, […]

Lesson from NAHAD: Maintaining relevance in the midst of change

Change in the fluid power industry is almost always through gradual evolution, and not in huge jumps and starts. Our technology is a mature one, and there’s comfort in that—but we also need to be wary of complacency. At this month’s 34th Annual Meeting & Convention of NAHAD in San Antonio, attendees heard a fascinating […]

Update from NAHAD: Things looking positive for Stauff in 2017

When I think of Stauff Corp., a few things come to mind—maybe clamps, connectors and valves are foremost to me. So it was interesting to talk to the company’s president and CEO, Jeff Behling, at this week’s NAHAD convention in San Antonio. Behling told me that one of the company’s focuses right now is its […]

Yokohama Rubber launches high-pressure hose, “Versatran”

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced the addition of “Verstran” to its existing product lines, new high pressure hose that meets the requirements of SAE and EN standard. In the global high pressure hose market, SAE and EN standard products are widely used in hydraulic products, offshore oil field, construction and industrial machinery for both OEM and […]

Ritter Technology acquires Tri-State Hose & Fitting

Ritter Technology, LLC, a distributor of industrial motion and control products, announced that it has acquired Tri-State Hose & Fitting located in Munster, Ind. This acquisition strengthens Ritter’s commitment to provide fluid power hose and connector products to its customer base in the greater Indiana/Illinois region with a special focus on Northwest Indiana. Tri-State was […]

ContiTech showcasing variety of hose products at NAHAD

ContiTech, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of industrial hose and fittings for a variety of applications, is showcasing a variety of products and services at the National Association of Hose and Accessories Distributor’s (NAHAD) 33rd meeting in san Antonio this week. “This meeting affords us the opportunity to meet with our key hose distributors and […]