Parker Hannifin has introduced a new system of three hose classifications: Good – Better – Best. The classification aims to simplify the selection of appropriate hose for different applications.
The classification “Good” includes the newly developed medium pressure BCH1 und BCH2 hoses, combined with the series 16 fittings. This new fitting series has been developed to meet and exceed international standards whilst remaining price competitive. In addition, the classification “Good” includes SX35 and SX42 high-pressure hoses with the 73 and 77 fitting series. The classification “Good“ has been developed mainly for demanding smaller and medium size OEMs and Parker distributors. Typical applications are found in agriculture or construction equipment machinery.
The “Better” classification includes hydraulic hoses from well-known brands such as Elite No-Skive in the medium pressure area, and Parkrimp No-Skive in the high pressure area. These exceed prevailing standards and are therefore the preferred product selection for very demanding MRO and OEM markets.
The “Best” classification includes the state-of-the-art GlobalCore hose product range which exceeds the newest ISO 18752 standard and provides technical excellence with cost effectivity to the most demanding customers.
The superior performance of “Best” hoses versus Better and Good is defined by amongst other characteristics a 50% smaller bend radius and 30% higher flexibility (bending force). Hose weight is 20% lower and the outside diameter is 25 % smaller. Furthermore, the working temperature is up to 25 % higher and the impulse resistance and service life are up to four times greater than products classified as “Good” or “Better.”
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