Hose

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

Four Ways to Use Hose in a Wet Method Silica Dust Suppression System

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 serious...
On August 1, 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

Hose Assembly Crimping – Use This Proven Method to Succeed Every Time

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

The Complicated World of SAE Standards

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

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

The Importance of Natural Gas Product Certifications

To stay at the forefront of the competitive transportation markets, fleet managers are turning to alternative fuels that meet the environmental and economic needs of today and in the future.  Natural...
On June 12, 2017

The Love-Hate Relationship Between Hydraulic Hose and Chemical Compatibility

Chemical compatibility in regards to hydraulic hose can be complicated, however it is necessary for the performance and hose life. When selecting a hose, you must consider the chemical compatibility...
On June 7, 2017

Decoding a Hydraulic Hose Layline

Have you noticed all the writing on your hydraulic hoses? To most people it looks like a bunch of words, to others it is an indispensable source of information about hose identification. The layline...
On May 30, 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

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

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

How to Improve Steam Hose Safety in Petrochemical Refineries

Due to its size and complexity, a petrochemical refinery offers many potential safety hazards, one of which is rubber steam hose that blends into the scenery and presents many hidden-in-plain-sight...
On March 29, 2017

8 Simple Tips for Maintaining and Replacing Your Mast Hose

Does your mast hose look like this? Employees often overlook hoses during routine maintenance checks for material handling equipment, which inevitably leads to machine down time and lost...
On March 20, 2017

Measure and Specify Hydraulic Hose Length With Ease

Many hose installers are not trained on how to correctly measure and specify hose length. As a result, a replacement hose may end up being either a little shorter or a little longer than the...
On March 16, 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