If you are in the northern U.S., you probably know the Groundhog
warned us about six more weeks of winter. Snowplow operators – you
can keep winter at bay (and prevent headaches) with...
On February 26, 2018
Does your hydraulic hose application cause excessive hose abrasion,
pressure spikes, kinking or deep cuts? We understand how these
issues happen and how to prevent them. And if there's a way your
On January 31, 2018
As we look back on 2017, increased demand contributed to technology
advancements and higher productivity across a range of industries
including oil and gas, power generation, life...
On January 20, 2018
Having potable water at our fingertips is something many of us take
for granted. For those in facility management, this can be a
significant challenge. Water pressure, temperature,...
On December 14, 2017
Potable water systems, whether in water filtration, beverage
dispensing, life science, bottling or semiconductor are much more
than the sum of their individual parts. A thorough analysis of...
On December 13, 2017
One of the most dangerous situations for hydraulic equipment is a
hose burst. Whether it is a pinhole leak or a full blow burst, the
danger is imminent. Hydraulic hose bursts create...
On October 26, 2017
MegaBots’ Eagle Prime is a 16-foot-tall, internally piloted
humanoid fighting robot that battles on an epic-scale. MegaBots’
giant fighting robots are the brainchild of engineers Gui
On October 24, 2017
In an effort to improve worker safety, the United States
Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has issued a
Final Rule to limit occupational exposure to respirable crystalline
On October 23, 2017
The process for testing and evaluating hydraulic hose is defined by
SAE and ISO Standards, which contains various test procedures
including change in corrosion resistance, hose construction
On August 30, 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
It is critical that you have the proper hose measurement in mind
before cutting and crimping your hose, otherwise your assembly is
not going to be as efficient as it can be. And, we all know...
On August 22, 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
If the excitement of the construction industry takes your breath
away, congratulations! You’re in the right business. But
construction workers may have shortness of breath for a far more
On August 1, 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
Crimping is a crucial aspect of any hose assembly. When you have
fluids or gases in motion over extended periods of time, the crimp
must be just right otherwise there is a lot that can go wrong....
On July 25, 2017
Hydraulic hose construction and performance is covered by various
national and international standards including ISO, BSI, SAE, DIN,
API and CETOP. Most proprietary hoses conform to one standard...
On July 13, 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