Uniflex-Hydraulik GmbH was founded in Frankfurt am Main in 1972. Thanks to the pioneering innovations and the extraordinary product quality, the flourishing company rapidly developed into one of the worldwide leading suppliers of machines for the production of hose assemblies. Today, after 50 years, Uniflex is a supplier par excellence as regards to the production […]
High-visibility safety hose creates safer environments
Safety is the first and foremost consideration in business today. Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents, which cause 15% of all accidental deaths. Coxreels is excited to announce the new addition to its safety line: High-Visibility Safety Hose Reels. When not in use your hose and cable is safely retracted […]
NAHAD hosts nearly 900, establishes new committee structure at Annual Meeting
Last month, nearly 900 attendees gathered for NAHAD’s 38th Annual Meeting and Convention at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to reconnect with existing clients, engage with new customers, and take part in multiple educational sessions. The convention ran from May 15-18, and was kicked off with the “State of NAHAD” report by 2021-2022 by President Jeff […]
What are the advantages of hydraulic tubing?
Tubing, when done well, is highly reliable and maintenance-free. The only time you change tube is typically when a modification or upgrade is done to the machine. Tubing resists motion or vibration that, although possibly transmitted, doesn’t cause it to shake or move the assembly itself. However, the inherent flexibility of hose permits chaffing, rubbing […]
Electrically-driven hose test bench offers higher controllability and efficiency
At Lillbacka USA, the maker of Finn-Power machines, innovation is always a priority. This innovation comes to play with the company’s latest test benches, the TB PRO. “We tend to over-engineer our products, meaning that they can handle whatever job you send their way with ease. Our crimpers, saws, inserters, and other machines have been […]
When should you use banjo hose fittings?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor There isn’t much in the fluid power world taking a unique spin on a familiar concept. Pumps, valves and actuators operate and look much the same as decades ago, especially if you ignore electronic advancements. Hydraulic components like the internal gear pump and electrohydraulic actuator are certainly worth your time […]
Cut-off hose saw for textile or wire-braided hydraulic hose
The advanced RYCO RYCS10 cut-off saw has been designed for the safe, clean, and efficient cutting of textile or wire braided, suction, and multi-spiralled hydraulic hoses for use in workshops and mobile service van environments. The RYCS10 cut-off saw has been designed to cut hydraulic hoses up to a maximum outside diameter of 55 mm […]
What hydraulic hose cutting blades should you use?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Every hydraulic hose must first be cut to length before assembly, and one would think all cutting methods are equal. The truth is quite the opposite actually. Any safe, reliable hose assembly requires a perfectly cut hose tip to allow the ends to fit snug before crimping. Any amount of […]
Premium hoses for high-pressure applications
HANSA-FLEX has developed a hydraulic hose line series for high pressures and extreme applications up to 450 bar (6,527 psi). These hose products also perform reliably under highly dynamic loads such as encountered on hydraulic presses and hydrostatic drives. In addition, the premium hose line series is DNV-approved for use in the maritime sector and […]
New ToughShield Plus increases corrosion protection for fittings
Parker Hannifin has introduced the newly developed proprietary ToughShield Plus zinc-nickel surface treatment for all tube fittings and adapters worldwide. With this new development, Parker is bringing the zinc-nickel plating technology to the next level for widely varying industrial, mobile and process markets. According to the company, the plating provides excellent resistance for increased corrosion […]