When faced with overwhelming choices and a short timeline to get a machine built, it’s no surprise that mistakes can be made when specifying and buying hoses. Don’t buy on price alone. One of the most common mistakes we see is when customers consider only the price of the hose when making a selection. Hose […]
What hydraulic hose assembly works best for my design?
At some point during the design and build of new equipment, the question arises of which hydraulic hose assembly to choose. The market offers numerous options in a wide range of price points. With seemingly endless hose and fittings options, how do you select the best product for your application? Specifying the right hose In […]
Eaton reveals DYNAMAX EC850 at Bauma
The current trend in hydraulics is toward higher flow rates, increased working pressures and greater performance. With the introduction of the DYNAMAX EC850 hose and complementary fittings, power management company Eaton provides a solution for mobile hydrostatic drive, direct-drive steering and other hydraulic system applications requiring very high pressures. The hose and fitting series is […]
What is NPT?
NPT stands for National Pipe Tapered threads, also known as ANSI/ASME B1.20.1 pipe threads. It is a U.S. standard for measuring tapered threads on threaded pipes and fittings. Threaded pipes can give an effective seal for pipes using hydraulic fluids. Sometimes referred to as MPT (male pipe threads), NPT threads are not interchangeable with NPS […]
Here’s How: 4 best behind-the-scenes videos on hose fabrication
Ever wondered how a hose assembly is constructed? Here’s your chance! Three companies give you a step-by-step, behind-the-scenes look at the different ways in which they assemble their hydraulic hose systems. Then discover how the hose itself is made with a special look at the process from start to finish. [Click on the numbers below […]
What is a swaging machine?
Fluid Power World Contributing Writer Joyce Laird talked with Sr. Traning Specialist for Eaton Corporation Robert J. Koehler about swaging and swaging machines. Here’s what he had to say. Robert J. Koehler, Sr. Training Specialist at Eaton Corporation explains “In creating hose assemblies, a swaging machine is used to change the diameter of a metal […]
How does extreme cold affect hydraulic hose?
In the classic science-museum demonstration, a technician—wearing a white lab coat and safety goggles—dips a soft rubber ball into a container of liquid nitrogen and then flings the ball against a wall. Predictably, and to the delight of the audience, the now rock-hard ball shatters into a thousand pieces. The same outcome isn’t so funny […]
Hydraulic hose assemblies and the IoT Q&A with Eaton Hydraulics
For the June handbook feature Smart Technology: It’s closer than you think, Fluid Power World asked several industry professionals for their opinions on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is affecting the industry and how their companies are incorporating this technology into their businesses. As a continuation of that article, here’s the full Q&A with […]
Designing with hose safely and securely
As with any system design, safety is paramount when working with hydraulics. Hydraulic hose, in particular, needs to be correctly specified and installed to protect those who work with or near it. Hydraulic hose is the medium that conveys fluid throughout a hydraulic system. These conveyed fluids are usually at extremely high pressures, from 3000 […]
New hydraulic hose crimper designs simplify crimping operations
Eaton Corp. highlighted some new and concept hydraulic hose crimper designs at its annual Eaton Distributor Meeting earlier this month, with three state-of-the-art crimping machines. Coming from a collaborative effort between Eaton and Uniflex, the new machines can improve set-up and operation time so much that you can crimp up to an hours-worth of hoses […]