Fitting Fixer repairs sealing surface on fittings

Arizona-based Koul Tools has introduced the latest addition to its line of hard-line sealing tools, the “Fitting Fixer.” The Fitting Fixer uses an inverted cone with diamond-dust coated lapping material to repair the conical sealing surface on 37° fittings. “An imperfection on the fitting can cause it to leak,” said Dick Raczuk, founder of Koul […]

NewAge Industries hosts Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to discuss ESOPs

On Monday, May 14, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries, which is located in Southampton, Bucks County, Pa. Governor Wolf was invited by Ken Baker, the company’s CEO, for discussions on the company’s employee ownership program and a tour of the newly-expanded facility. NewAge’s ESOP—Employee Stock Ownership Plan—has seen tremendous growth […]

New GoldenCrimp 420 is designed for harsh environments and high crimping force

Developed after many years’ experience in some of the worlds’ toughest mining workshops, the GoldenCrimp 420 from Manuli Hydraulics sets new standards for resilience and reliability while offering the performance and adaptability that is vital in modern hose assembly operations. Its robust design is ideal for transport and operation in harsh environments such as open-pit […]

Leak free JIC fittings from RYCO

JSEAL line of fittings from RYCO feature high torque, working pressures, are side load tolerant, have convex female design and repositioned strike zone. The company guarantees that the fitting is leak free, with no sweating, no weeping, no stretching and no cracking. The fittings provide up to double the working pressure of standard JIC connections. […]

Catching up with Molly Alton Mullins, Executive VP of NAHAD

At this week’s 34thAnnual NAHAD Convention at the JW Marriott in Marco Island, Florida, I had the chance to sit down with Molly Alton Mullins, the new Executive VP of the association. Here’s our exclusive interview with Mullins, which covered her vision for the group, her thoughts on how the Convention has evolved, and what […]

DIN 2353 24° adapters

Vitillo, an Italian fitting and adapters manufacturer, has seen continuous and constant growth. Now the company is introducing to the market the range of DIN 24° adapters, a product with high technical and qualitative features. The precise tests carried out on the single components during the process and the development phase guarantee the maximum reliability of the product […]

Crimper designed for tough environments

General Production crimping machines are designed for tough environments. They are strong, fast and reliable crimping machines suitable for any service crimping need. These crimping machines are suitable for demanding crimping applications, and are easy to operate in extreme conditions. Their compact design enables an easy transport to any location Finn-Power’s P20-Series and P32-Series crimpers […]

Fittings brochure for construction equipment

Six-page brochure highlight’s Faster’s array of fitting solutions for the construction equipment sector, including standard (VVS steel, OGV), high pressure (PVVM, FFHP), multi-utility vehicles (FFH, 3FFH, FSH), heavy duty (FSW swivel, FHV) styles. It also covers the company’s Multifaster line, including 2P608. PH408 and SLIDE family of products. Accessories are offered for dust protection and […]

Why should you use thread identification kits?

Thread Identification kits are available for countless styles of hydraulic hose fittings, particularly for common styles and sizes, for example, NPT, SAE, metric and BSPP fittings. These kits are designed to reduce confusion between different styles of fittings, which have fairly similar threads. They’re also used to differentiate between male and female fittings. Although fittings […]

No-skive 2-wire braided hose

Premier line of no-skive 2-wire braided hose by Vitillo is suitable for use in construction equipment, has 30% higher working pressure than specified in EN587 Standard. Smaller bending radius and reduced outside diameter provides a significant advantage in terms of space and weight on compact mobile machinery. High-impulse resistance is double that of EN Standard, […]

NAHAD update: Crimping joins the rush to Industry 4.0

While the NAHAD Annual Meeting & Convention is an excellent place to network, learn from the array of economic and business speakers, and find out about what both hose manufacturers and distributors are up to, it isn’t necessarily a place where big product unveils happen—like the sort of thing you see at Hannover Fair or […]

10 tips for easy hydraulic hose design and maintenance

In part 2 of this three-part series, the author will discuss how hose tubing and routing can simplify maintenance and reduce hose failure. Read part one here. By Mike P. Beining, Product Manager, Eaton To correctly route and properly install fluid conveying components during a machine prototyping, follow these 10 general rules. These guidelines are […]

NAHAD launches new website

NAHAD, the association for hose and accessories distribution, has unveiled its new website to help members and prospective members better navigate its many resources and benefits. The website now has a more modern look and feel, and the home page is streamlined for easier functionality. Users will immediately notice the intuitive and responsive design that […]

FPTC Hot Technologies: CEJN’s ultra high-pressure hydraulic couplings and flat-face designs

CEJN North America will be showcasing its series 140 ultra high-pressure hydraulic couplings and its series 217 flat-face couplings and nipples at this year’s Fluid Power Technology Conference at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Visitors can see this and other CEJN coupling technologies at the FPTC  May 15-16.   Featuring a non-drip design and safety ring to […]

NAHAD Convention comes to South Florida

One of the best fluid power events of the year is coming up, as NAHAD, the Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution, hosts its 34th Annual Meeting and Convention at the JW Marriott Marco Island Resort in southwestern Florida. Located about an hour south of Fort Meyers, Marco Island is a popular winter destination and […]

Maximizing equipment efficiency through proper hose and tubing routing

In this three-part series, the author will discuss how hose tubing and routing can simplify maintenance and reduce hose failure. By Mike P. Beining, Product Manager, Eaton The failure of high-pressure hydraulic hoses or tubing is responsible for high costs resulting from lost productivity, negative environmental effects, collateral damage and most importantly, safety. By using […]

Cutting blades provide high-quality cutting for tough hoses

Manuli Hydraulics is always on the lookout for ways to improve both the efficiency and the quality of new and existing production operations. With this in mind, the company has reassessed its cutting equipment offering. As a market leader in hydraulic hoses and assembly machines, the company says it wanted to offer a better quality […]

Brennan Industries hires project manager

Brennan Industries Inc., a supplier of hydraulic fittings and adapters, has hired Edward Waters as Project Manager. In his new role at Brennan, Waters will be responsible for leading and implementing a variety of corporate projects. He will be working closely with both Brennan and newly acquired Versa to identify opportunities for more collaboration, along […]

NAHAD’s annual convention hits the beach at Marco Island

Casual beachside networking will be a key focus of NAHAD’s 34th Annual Meeting & Convention slated for April 28 – May 1, at the JW Marriott Marco Island, Fla. As usual, the four days provide attendees with education, training, networking, and fun, giving users, manufacturers and distributors of hose and accessories an opportunity to connect […]

Singer Equities acquires Foster Hose and Fittings

Singer Equities Inc. has acquired Foster Hose and Fittings headquartered in St. Louis. The business was founded in 1928 and has been owned by Todd Sacco, Dale Schwartz and Rick Freeman since 2007. Todd Sacco, who has been active in the business, will remain as Sales and Marketing Manager and the business will continue operating […]

Tubing versus hose in pneumatic systems

The wires of the pneumatic world are tubing and hoses. Here’s how to choose between the two, and how to apply each in industrial plants and facilities. By Chip McDaniel, AutomationDirect The world of fluid power may not be full of new and amazing products, but it’s used daily and requires connections via tubing and […]

Why should you model a hydraulic fluid transmission line?

When designing a hydraulic fluid conveyance system—whether it is pipe, hose or tube—it is important beforehand to model or simulate it to prevent power loss and determine its effect on the rest of the system. If modeling of a line is not completed, you are ignoring a lot of power losses that realistically are going […]

Last chance for the NAHAD early-bird rate

Friday, February 16 marks the last day attendees can register at the early bird rate for NAHAD’s 34th Annual Meeting & Convention. The event is slated for April 28 – May 1, at the JW Marriott Marco Island, Fla. As usual, the four days provides attendees with education, training, networking, and fun, giving users, manufacturers and […]

Midland Metal releases 2018 catalog

Midland Metal Mfg. has released its new, full-color, 2018 catalog. It features more than 500 pages of the company’s fittings, valves, clamps and accessories for hose, pipe and tube. Midland is a supplier to wholesalers and distributors nationwide focusing on the industrial, hose and fitting, fluid power, fastener, plumbing, oil and gas, heavy duty truck […]

NAHAD webinar to focus on attracting women into the hose industry

NAHAD will host a webinar, “Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors” on Wednesday, February 21 from 12 to 1 p.m., to preview the Women in Leadership (WIN) workshop at NAHAD’s 34th Annual Meeting and Convention in Marco Island, Fla.,  April 29. The webinar is meant for both women and men, and will ask important questions, […]