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 other words, hose and fittings come ready to assemble. The big difference between skive and no-skive hose is in the thickness of the outer cover. The thicker cover requires a different hydraulic fitting shell due to the thickness.
So what is the advantage to you?
With no-skive, the hose core is not exposed to possible damage since the cover or inner tubes do not need to be removed to attach the crimped fittings. Also, a no-skive hydraulic hose speeds up the assembly time of a hose assembly, and there is no additional equipment or clean up needed. Furthermore, the correct combination of no-skive hose and fittings guarantees a total form lock connection between shell and reinforcement and assures a safe and leak-free long service life.
No-Skive hose also offers the following benefits:
- Avoids premature hose failure caused by under or over skiving
- Protects the steel wire reinforcement against corrosion
- Offers an outer rubber cover to mechanically protect the steel wire reinforcement during hose fitting assembly
- Includes engineered fittings where the teeth of the shell bite down to the wire provide a metal-to-metal grip
- Eliminates costly skiving equipment
No-skive hose not only speeds assembly, it eliminates needing skiving equipment, wasted time and clean-up. No-skive hose assemblies are the preferred choice for all medium pressure mobile and industrial applications. Parker offers more no-skive hydraulic hose than any other manufacturer.
Watch the short video clip below to see how no-skive hose can speed the hydraulic hose assembly process.
Article contributed by Kyri McDonough, marketing services manager at Hose Products Division, Parker Hannifin.
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