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 […]

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 […]