Fittings

Three Key Words in Hydraulic Hose Sizing: I.D., Dash Size and Nomogram

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.) measures...
On August 17, 2017

The Hydraulic Hose Mystery - How is it Made?

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

Not All Hydraulic Hose Crimpers are the Same

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

The Advantages of No-Skive Versus Skive Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

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. In...
On July 27, 2017

The 411 on How an Application Impacts Hose Selection

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 hose...
On July 6, 2017

An Effective Way to Identify Hydraulic Fitting Orientation

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

Extreme Temperatures Are No Issue for Parker's Patented Metal Seal for ORFS Fittings

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 conveyance...
On June 15, 2017

Reduce Combustion Turbine Downtime with Leak-Free Extreme Temperature Fittings

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 issues for...
On May 23, 2017

Beyond Stainless Steel: Corrosion Resistant Alloys in the Oil and Gas Industry

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 impact...
On May 10, 2017

Non-Welded, Rapid Assembly Hydraulic Piping Solutions for Offshore Oil and Gas

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

Certified Natural Gas Vehicle and Fueling System Products

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

AN 37° Flare vs Industrial 37° Flare Fittings: What's the Difference?

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 used...
On April 19, 2017

Five Most Important Factors You Need to Consider for Hydraulic Fittings

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 choices today,...
On April 18, 2017

Selecting Hydraulic Hoses and Fittings Just Got Easier

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 overall...
On April 12, 2017

6 Tips to Improve Your Plumbing and Assembly of Hydraulic Tube, Hose and Port Connections

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 101: Fast Facts

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 Division, we...
On March 30, 2017

Overcoming Pneumatic Front Spoiler Lip System Design Challenges | Case Study

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

Tube End Preparation Best Practices for Leak-Free Hydraulic Tube Fitting Connections

Though often underestimated, tube end preparation is one of the most critical processes in obtaining an optimum seal of any flanged, brazed, flared or preset tube end connection. When properly...
On March 28, 2017

Step-By-Step Hydraulic Hose Assembly

Are you looking for step-by-step instructions for making a hose assembly? The basic method of making a hose assembly is the same for every machine and we’ve outlined the steps below or you can watch...
On March 9, 2017

Working Together: Safety and Maintenance Tips to Ensure Hydraulic Hose Success

Safety is of utmost concern when it comes to hydraulic systems, including the selection process, maintaining and replacing hoses. Hydraulic hoses are going to a cylinder that distributes power. So, if...
On December 1, 2016