When a customer asks me which fitting to use, I start by asking for
more details about the application. Some of the things I tell them
to consider are ease of installation, temperature, reusability,...
On September 19, 2017
Creating reliable and leak-free connections should always be a
primary goal for any hydraulic system. There are many different
types and styles of fittings from which to choose. Regardless of
On August 31, 2017
Industrial machines and equipment are designed and manufactured in
every corner of the world. The hydraulic systems alone use
countless different types of fittings and adapters with different
On August 24, 2017
Sizing is the most basic and essential factor in hydraulic hose
selection. Sizing specifications for hydraulic hose include inner
diameter, outer diameter, and length. Outer diameter (O.D.)
On August 17, 2017
Hose manufacturers each use a diverse range of materials that can
result in a variety of hose styles. They design their hose and
coupling components to fit their own tolerances. Hoses from...
On August 10, 2017
Hydraulic hose crimpers come in all different sizes, performance
capabilities and cycle times. They range from simple, portable,
handheld devices that are designed for piecework to...
On August 3, 2017
Skiving refers to removing (or shaving) part of the hydraulic hose
cover and/or inner tube prior to attaching hose ends. No-skive
means the hose and fittings are designed to work without this step.
On July 27, 2017
When specifying hydraulic hose, you need to fully analyze the
application first and foremost. The application determines how your
hose assembly is going to be used, which has a direct impact on
On July 6, 2017
How do you determine the necessary hydraulic hose fitting when your
application involves connecting two bent hoses? When your fittings
are at an angle, understanding their orientation is critical....
On June 27, 2017
The tiniest equipment components are as critical as those a
thousand times their size. Particularly under extreme conditions,
every link in the chain, big or small, is on trial. The fluid
On June 15, 2017
All around the world, the cost of gas turbine downtime is a
critical issue in power generation applications. These tough
environments that operate under constant stress can cause serious
On May 23, 2017
From surgical equipment to cooking pans to skyscrapers, stainless
steel has transformed the world as we know it today. Stainless
steel is present in our daily lives and has made a significant
On May 10, 2017
Speed, consistency, durability, and safety: the four criteria you
seek for your offshore oil and gas piping
connections, particularly those occurring in deep water where
extreme pressure presents...
On April 27, 2017
As we move into the future, the need for transportation is merging
with society’s concerns about pollution, climate change, depletion
of natural resources and the long-term sustainability of our...
On April 21, 2017
Over the years, we have received quite a few inquiries regarding
"AN" fittings. AN (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Standard) and
AND (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Design Standard) are standards
On April 19, 2017
OEMs and fitting manufacturers are constantly finding new ways to
stump us with different threads and new ways to seal them.
Generally, however, when making hydraulic fitting connection
On April 18, 2017
Selecting the right hose and fitting combination for a hydraulic
system is a critical process that is often overlooked and
underestimated. Choosing the right combination is critical to the
On April 12, 2017
Designing a reliable, leak free, and easy to maintain hydraulic
system is every engineer’s objective. Following these six basic
techniques can ensure you achieve that objective every
time. 1) Use...
On April 6, 2017
Hydraulic hose is more complicated than it seems. There are many
factors that go into designing, manufacturing, and testing
high-quality hydraulic hoses. At Parker Hannifin Hose Products
On March 30, 2017
Originally manufactured for race and high-performance sports cars,
a front spoiler is integrated into the front bumper of a vehicle
and is aerodynamically designed to increase down-force — the...
On March 29, 2017