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, […]

ContiTech expands its Hungarian hose, bellows plant

ContiTech is building on its commitment to Hungary. Over the past one and a half years, the industrial supplier – part of German technology company Continental – has invested around €20 million in its location at Nyíregyháza. The plant has built a second rubber mixing line, a new semi-finished production facility (using calender technology) for […]

Motion & Control Enterprises awarded Parker designations

Motion & Control Enterprises LLC (MCE) has announced that it was recently awarded the prestigious designation as a Connector Technology Center (CTC) by Parker Hannifin Corporation. The CTC designation is an elite honor reserved for the top tier Fluid Connector distributors who achieve specific proficiencies and capabilities as defined by Parker. MCE achieved the CTC […]

Anderson Metals acquired by private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital

Anderson Metals has been acquired by Wynnchurch Capital, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm. According to Keith Anderson, “Our leadership team is excited about this next step for our business. We are completely committed to supporting and serving our customers and business partners, as well as maintaining and building on Anderson’s position as a leading […]

Why is minimum bend radius important for a hydraulic hose?

The minimum bend radius is an important guideline to be aware of when selecting a hydraulic hose. You need to be aware of any areas in your system where tight space constraints may cause hose to angle severely around a corner. As well, as a machine moves or a cylinder extends and retracts, the hoses […]

PRC Industrial Supply acquires Ace Conveyor Services

PRC Industrial Supply, headquartered in Portland Maine, has announced a deal with ACE Conveyor Services of Belgrade, Maine to acquire all of its assets and hire its entire staff effective immediately.  The move comes after negotiations between the two companies over the past few months. VP and GM of PRC, Kevin Easler, says it was […]

Continental investing $9.3 million to expand Nebraska rubber operations

Technology company Continental has announced a $9.3 million expansion of the rubber mixing operations at its industrial hose plant in Norfolk, Nebraska, to accommodate its North American manufacturing facilities by providing rubber for industrial hoses and whitewall tires for passenger cars. “We have plans to add in excess of 19,000 square feet to expand our […]

How to select the right hydraulic hose for your application

Choosing a hydraulic hose must be done with careful thought and consideration. Contributed by Carl Dyke, CD Industrial Group, Inc. With a new hydraulic machine design, or with a machine that has undergone a rebuild process, there comes the moment when it is time to specify and install the hoses that conduct fluid from point […]

Gates Industrial going public, files for IPO

Gates Industrial, the Denver-based manufacturer of hydraulic hose, tubing, couplings and accessories—as well as other industrial, automotive and power transmission products—filed an Initial Public Offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 27th. The company, formerly known as Gates Rubber, is currently owned by Blackstone, and has grown significantly in the past few […]

Tubing vs. hose in mobile machinery

By Josh Cosford In this world, there are as many preferences as choices. Dark meat vs. white meat. Baths vs. showers. Wagons vs. SUVs. Every one of these choices is personal, and every one is inconsequential. You don’t care that Bob likes white meat and drives a Volvo station wagon. It’s his choice doesn’t matter […]

FPDA Tom D. Ralls Memorial Scholarship application

Applications for the FPDA Tom D. Ralls Memorial Scholarship to attend UID in March are now online. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for a YES member to gain a great deal of knowledge on the wholesale distribution industry. The scholarship was created to create the opportunity to connect with other like-minded colleagues in the […]

NFPA announces speaker for Chicago Regional Meeting

The topic for the NFPA’s upcoming Chicago Regional Meeting will be: “Utilizing Career Service Offices to Find Your Next Great Hire.” When: Thursday, December 7, 11:30 am ­– 2:00 pm Where: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60646 There is still time to register for the December 7 NFPA Chicago Regional Meeting at Moraine […]

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 […]