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Does Hydraulic Hose Size Matter?

January 13, 2022

Size is everything when it comes to hydraulic hoses. This is because the hose size affects both the flow rate—the volume of hydraulic fluid produced by the pump—and flow velocity—the speed at which the fluid travels. A hose that’s either too small or too large for a hydraulic system creates inefficiency within the system, or could even lead to long-term damage. Because hydraulic hose sizes are such a necessary part of any hydraulic system, we’ve put together this post to help you better understand everything about hose sizing: Inner diameter: Also known as the ID, the inner diameter is the... View Article

What’s the Difference Between Double and Single Hydraulic Cylinders?

December 30, 2021

Hydraulic cylinders are essential components of many high-powered jobs. You’ll find them in bulldozers, dump trucks and many other pieces of heavy-duty machinery. Your two choices for a hydraulic cylinder are a single-acting cylinder or a double hydraulic cylinder. This post will cover the differences between the two and help you decide which is the best option for your application. Single hydraulic cylinders A single hydraulic cylinder has one acting port where the hydraulic fluid enters and forces the plunger in a single direction. Depending on the piece’s design, the plunger can be retracted using a return spring, by the... View Article

How to Identify Hydraulic Hose Fittings

December 16, 2021

Want to learn how to identify hydraulic fittings? Industrial equipment and machines are made around the world, so it only makes sense that there’s an equal variety of fittings and adapters. Read on to learn how to identify hydraulic fitting size and other important qualities to determine what you need for your applications. Determine whether the fitting is permanent or reusable When it comes to how to identify hydraulic fittings, start by determining whether the component is permanent or reusable. Permanent (or crimped) fittings are commonly used in the fluid power industry. They’re squeezed onto the hose at assembly and... View Article

The Five Most Common Types of Hydraulic Hoses

December 2, 2021

Designing a hydraulic system for your business? Choosing the right components is essential to building a system that can handle the pressure levels, loads and flexibility demanded of it. Hoses are some of the most important pieces of every hydraulic system, but how do you determine which one works best for your system? Here’s a brief guide to the types of hydraulic hoses you’ll typically encounter and the hydraulic fitting types that can go with them. SAE standard hose When you’re using a system with petroleum or water-based fluids to power general industrial applications, you can use an SAE standard... View Article

How Do I Cut a High-Pressure Hose?

November 17, 2021

Stainless steel braided hose is a durable option for high-pressure lines that require plenty of abrasion resistance. However, cutting any kind of hydraulic hose can be tricky—especially when you stab your fingers with the frayed ends. While it’s challenging, there are a few tips you can follow to get better results. Hydraulic hoses are designed to withstand pressure, high temperatures, bending and pressure cycling. That makes them durable and long-lasting—but when you’re the one cutting them, those same qualities can make it more difficult. Hydraulic hose cutting involves a few simple steps: getting the right saw, preparing the tube and... View Article

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