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 […]
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 […]
What is skiving, and when should you use it on your hose assemblies?
Skiving is removing the outer cover at the end of a hydraulic hose in the location of the crimp fitting. For some high-pressure applications, the hose’s inner tube ID may be skived to allow the hosetail to better fit. Using a specialized machine with externally rotating mandrels, the tooling cuts and then peels the outer […]
USCG-accepted high-temperature hose for medium and high-pressures
Kurt Hydraulics introduces two new lines of US Coast Guard (USCG) accepted high temperature hose. Kurt High Temp Hydraulic Hose (SAE R16 DIN EN 853) — Recommended for high pressure, high temperature hydraulic oil lines, this Kurt hose handles both high pressure, high temperature applications. It is SAEJ1942 USCG accepted hydraulic only. It features two […]
Gates launches MegaSys MXG 4K hydraulic hose for drop-in replacement
Gates is redefining high-pressure hydraulic performance with the introduction of the MegaSys MXG 4K hydraulic hose. Qualified to one million impulse cycles, this hose is a lightweight, compact, highly flexible drop-in replacement for conventional spiral hoses. Gates XtraTuff Plus cover, a standard upgrade on MXG 4K, offers improved abrasion and ozone resistance, providing improved durability […]
High-temperature hydraulic hoses
Temp Tech High Temperature hydraulic hoses by Alfagomma withstand long exposure to nearly every type of hydraulic fluid, lubricating oil or fuel commonly used in industry today, including fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. Available in single wire braid versions 1SN/R1AT and 100R5, and double wire braid 2SN/R2AT, Temp Tech hoses will operate in applications with continuous high […]
High-tensile hydraulic hose for grappling applications
Manuli Hydraulics announces the launch of its new HydroRope range of premium hydraulic hoses for grappling applications. When selecting a hydraulic hose for most normal applications, the tensile strength of the hose is not usually a critical determining factor. However, in certain specialist applications, such as the hydraulic grabs used in diaphragm wall building operations, […]
Hydraulic hose ensures fire safety in railway applications
Manuli Hydraulics is pleased to announce the launch of its new SafeMaster range of hydraulic hoses for railway applications. Specifically designed to meet the requirements of EN 45545, these new hoses are constructed from materials that limit fire development and produce low levels of smoke and toxic fumes in the event of a fire. SafeMaster […]
What is the difference between wire braid and spiral hydraulic hose?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor The fluid power industry takes common knowledge for granted, but we often forget every single individual in our industry was once completely ignorant of the basics. The quest for knowledge starts with the basics, and what is more basic than knowing the difference between two fundamental hydraulic hose construction types. […]
Hose assembly update from Gates Corp.
I recently chatted with Michael Haen, VP of Global Product Line Management, Fluid Power, for Gates Corp. about what’s new at the manufacturer of hydraulic hose assemblies and what they see is coming on the horizon in terms of technical updates. Mary Gannon: You just did a big expansion of your PRO series. Tell us […]