At this year’s Hannover Fair in Germany, Parker Hannifin announced that it has extended its hose product range with the introduction of R50TC/R56TC ParLock multispiral hoses. The hoses, available with four or six spiral steel-wire reinforcement, are suited for demanding dynamic applications with pressure ratings up to 56.0 MPa (8,122 psi). High-pressure performance, flexibility and […]
Parker launches blowout preventer hydraulic hoses
A line of blowout preventer hydraulic hoses was unveiled by Parker Hannifin at OTC last month. Designed for use topside, offshore and inland for oil and gas, these BOP hoses meet the API16D flame test and Lloyd’s Register 1499 test, said Michael Clark, business development manager for Parker Hannifin’s Fluid Connectors Group. They are available […]
Parker to showcase expanded line of ToughJacket hydraulic hoses at IFPE
Among many other product developments, Parker Hannifin, will be highlighting an expanded line of Parflex hydraulic hose at IFPE with the introduction of a family of ToughJacket hydraulic hoses. Designed to withstand the strains of large-scale, heavy-duty applications, the new hoses feature Parker-formulated polyurethane jackets to meet industry requirements for mega/super tough abrasion resistance, exceed […]
Low-temperature hydraulic hose flexible in cold climates
Parker’s Duramax low-temperature hoses offer flexibility in operating environments with low temperatures. With a 3,000 psi constant working pressure, the hose is designed to withstand and perform in cold or refrigerated areas, such as construction or agricultural equipment in cold climates. The matte cover creates a low coefficient of friction while the hose has a […]
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 […]
What are hydraulic fittings used for?
Hydraulic fittings connect conductors such as hoses, pipes and tubes in a hydraulic system. Most fittings have a male and female component that join to form a connection. These connections help contain and direct the flow of hydraulic fluid in the conductor while preventing leaks and maintaining pressure. Different fittings allow designers to change flow […]