Mobile and industrial hydraulics supplier Danfoss Power Solutions, Nordborg, Denmark, has launched its Aeroquip by Danfoss EC881 Dynamax hose. This two-wire braided hose reportedly offers higher reliability and extended service life versus similar products, reducing maintenance time, costs, and waste. EC881 hose is said to outperform standard EN 857 type 2SC hose specifications with a […]
Hydraulic hose tube – it’s the inside that counts
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor We’re all taught from a young age to place focus and worth on what’s inside, and the more thought you put into this concept, the more it rings true. For example, would an orange taste any less sweet if, on the outside, it looked like dragon fruit? And, of course, […]
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 […]
Supplier expertise helps make hydraulic test stand vision a reality
Collaboration is key between customers and their manufacturers and distributors, as a recent custom build from Power Drives Inc., a manufacturer and distributor specializing in industrial fluid transference and filtration, shows. A long-term customer of the Tonawanda, N.Y. PDI Express Hose Center had come in with a new project to tackle: A hydraulic snowplow cylinder […]
ProV hydraulic hoses available in 7 sizes for a wide range of applications
Gates has further expanded its PRO series hydraulic hose portfolio with the launch of the new ProV product line. ProV fully meets all requirements of the widely recognized EN 857 2SC and SAE 100 R16 standards and is available in seven sizes ranging from -4 to -16. The Gates PRO Series line of professional-grade hydraulic […]
Dayco expands hydraulics hose and couplings line in North America
Dayco, an engine products and drive systems specialist for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket sectors, is rounding out its hydraulic offering with the expansion of its KWIK-FLEX product line, a competitively priced line that was only available on a limited basis in Canada. KWIK-FLEX now includes more comprehensive coverage for the most popular types and […]
MegaSys MXG 5K hydraulic hose is light-weight, flexible and durable
Gates has introduced its latest breakthrough hydraulic hose, the MegaSys MXG 5K, which is lighter, more flexible and more durable than a typical 5,000 psi (350 bar) hydraulic hose. “Our ongoing commitment to research and development has resulted in another world-first innovation from Gates. MXG 5K sets a new standard for hydraulic hose,” said Mike […]
Why should you clean your new hose assemblies?
Hydraulic hoses may appear clean upon arrival in your facility, but every step of the hose fabrication process creates internal contamination that needs to be removed. For instance, they may have contamination from the manufacturer — residual mandrel lubrication may still be inside the hose. Additionally, unless they are sealed from manufacture to your shelves, hoses […]
Which is better — spiral or braided hydraulic hose?
Hydraulic hose uses a reinforcement material sandwiched between its inner tube and outer cover. Although modern designs have used anything from textile fiber to polyester, most hydraulic hoses use steel wire as their reinforcement. Within the steel reinforcement type, there are two major construction styles – braided or spiral wire. Wire has almost no bending […]
How do you overcome hydraulic hose maintenance challenges?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Most consider a hydraulic hose to be maintenance-free. They’re often installed and forgotten until they need replacement, hopefully not under conditions of catastrophic failure. Contrary to popular belief, hydraulic hose does not enjoy infinite service life. Like any component manufactured from metal and rubber, you may undoubtedly expect failure in […]