Kuriyama launches Alfabiotech Supertuff hydraulic hose for extreme applications

Kuriyama’s new Alfabiotech Supertuff series of hydraulic hose by Alfagomma is extremely flexible and offers up to 50% better bend radius compared to SAE 100R. The synthetic rubber tube material is oil resistant and compatible with biodegradable hydraulic fluids. Depending on the type selected, it is available with four or six high tensile steel wire […]

World Wide Metric offers inch size CrVI-free tubes

World Wide Metric is offering inch size CrVI-free tubes for hydraulic and pneumatic systems, according to SAE J-524 | EN 10305-4. World Wide Metric is a premier distributor of high quality precision steel tubes for hydraulic and pneumatic applications. All seamless precision steel tubes are supplied cold-drawn and +N (NBK) annealed to ensure dimensional quality and bendability. […]

What is nonconductive hose?

Engineers and technicians specifying hoses for hydraulic circuits routinely consider factors like pressure ratings and flow capacity. But in some instances, electrical shock is a potential risk to equipment and operators, and that demands hydraulic hoses that ensure safety when machines operate near high-voltage sources like power lines. Thus, nonconductive hydraulic hoses are recommended for […]

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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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How does extreme heat affect hydraulic hose?

In a previous posting, the editors at Fluid Power World discussed how ultra-low temperatures can play havoc with the performance of typical rubber hose. Hydraulic hose used at high temperatures faces performance issues too, but for different reasons. That’s because thermal exposure can cause aging of elastomers and plastics. (Other causes of aging include exposure […]

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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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Portable hose crimper for forestry market

Forwarder, skidders, harvester, crane… all these forestry machines consume a lot of hydraulic hoses. Facing numerous constraints due to a challenging environment, the hydraulic hoses need to be changed regularly. Most of the forest sites are hardly accessible. On-site maintenance can be made thanks to a mobile workshop, guarantying high levels of productivity and ensuring […]

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Where is a hydraulic hose used?

A hydraulic hose is used anywhere in a hydraulic system requiring a flexible connection between two fluid ports. A hydraulic hose is a synthetic rubber tube surrounded by some sort of flexible strength enhancing winding, such as metal or fiber, and then covered in another rubber carcass. The reinforcement windings are what give the hose […]

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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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Kurt launches total hydraulic solution with two hose and one coupling styles

Now hydraulic system designers can handle the most common pressure ranges for their applications selecting from just two different hose styles and a single coupling style from Kurt Hydraulics. For pressure ranges of 3,000 to 6,500 psi, Kurt Tuff and E-Z Bend hydraulic hose along with W-Style couplings provide a “Total Hydraulic Solution,” according to Scott […]

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Continental introduces line of extended life, constant-pressure spiral hydraulic hose

Continental has introduced three new series of Constant Pressure Spiral hoses to expand its hydraulic product offering in the high-pressure hose range. Launched at MINExpo 2016 this week, the Constant Pressure Spiral hoses are XCP4S, XCP5S and the XCP6S. “These are for use primarily in very high pressure hydraulic applications that require extra abrasion resistance,” said […]

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Eaton’s EC600 X-FLEX high-pressure hose provides 24% more flexibility

Eaton launched a new high-pressure hose, the EC600 X-FLEX, which was designed for demanding applications requiring very high pressure performance in small areas. At 50% of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 100R15 bend radius, this spiral hose’s flexibility makes installation in tight spaces much easier while reducing the total amount of hose needed on […]

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Where do you use pneumatic hose and tubing?

THE basic function of pneumatic hose and tubing is to convey pressurized air to actuators, valves, tools and other devices. But there are countless types and sizes of…

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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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Abrasion-resistant cover

Made of a special hybrid compound, Gates XtraTuff cover offers 25x the abrasion resistance of standard rubber covered hydraulic hose. It increases service life, lowers maintenance and eliminates the need for costly hose protectors like spring guards and nylon sleeves. XtraTuff hose is versatile, flexible and easy to manage. Features: Pressure rating up to 5,000 psi […]

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 8 – Putting it All Together

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 7 – Crimping

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 6 – End Selection

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 5 – Importance of Pressure

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 4 – Application Considerations

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 3 – Effects of Temperature

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 2 – STAMPED

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Continental introduces Legacy line of hose at NAHAD 2016

With a focus on the food and beverage industry, Continental is introduced the Legacy line of industrial hose to the North American market and distributors who attended the…

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Eaton reveals DYNAMAX EC850 at Bauma

The current trend in hydraulics is toward higher flow rates, increased working pressures and greater performance. With the introduction of the DYNAMAX EC850 hose and complementary fittings, power…

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Know your system pressure

STAMPED Series — Part 5 Proper hose selection is critical in order to realize a safe hydraulic system. The first step in having a safe hydraulic system is…

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