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The Advantages of No-Skive Versus Skive Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

Advantages of No-Skive Hose - Video - Parker Hose Products DivisionSkiving 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.

Advantages of No-Skive Hydraulic Hose -  fitting showing skive and no skive - Parker Hose Products DivisionNo-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.


Kyri McDonough, Hose Products Division, Parker HannifinArticle contributed by Kyri McDonough, marketing services manager at Hose Products Division, Parker Hannifin.





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