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Tips for Leak-Free Hydraulic Tube Fitting Connections: Tube End Preparation

November 3, 2021

Your hydraulic systems rely on airtight and liquid-proof seals. That’s why preparing your tube ends properly is so important. In fact, it’s one of the most essential processes when it comes to getting the best seal possible. Whether you’re using a flared, flanged, brazed or preset tube end hydraulic connection, taking the time to prepare the tube end connections will net superior results. It’s a simple, three-step process: cutting, deburring and cleaning is all you need to ensure better hydraulic connections, no matter what kind of tube you use. This will ensure your tube’s integrity is preserved and will prevent... View Article

How Does Temperature Affect High-Pressure Hose Assemblies?

October 15, 2021

As you already know, hydraulic hose assemblies are under a lot of pressure. No matter what temperature they’re operating under, it’s important that it doesn’t affect their performance or safety. Choosing the right hydraulic hose assembly for your apparatus is important. Here’s a guide to choosing appropriate hose assemblies when it comes to temperatures experienced in the working environment. How does temperature affect hoses? First of all, determine whether your hoses have a rubber interior. Rubber is notorious for changing properties depending on heat. If you have to use your hoses during extreme heat, consider operating them at a lower... View Article

Types of Steel Hose Fittings and Their Applications

October 1, 2021

Did you know that steel hose fittings come in a variety of styles, metals and applications? If you’ve been working with hydraulics for a while, that information may not come as a surprise. However, if you’re looking to brush up on the basics, this can help. Stainless steel hydraulic hose fittings have a number of applications. Here are some of the basics. Steel types The type of steel you use can have a big impact on how it’s received. Your machinery or even business overall function depends on choosing the right size of steel hose and fittings. Here are some... View Article

What Is Parallel Routing for Hydraulic Hoses, and Why Is It Beneficial?

September 13, 2021

When designing your hydraulic hose configuration, there are several things you need to consider. There’s a litany of factors at play, and it may seem like an optimal hydraulic hose setup is incredibly intricate and next to impossible to achieve. But parallel routing is a good place to start. There are numerous hydraulic hose tips available to you, but that can lead to paralysis by analysis. So, when you’re setting up your hydraulic hose assembly, plan ahead, and keep it simple by implementing parallel routing. What is parallel routing? A hydraulic system consists of a machine and several hydraulic hoses... View Article

What Causes Custom Hose Assemblies to Fail?

August 30, 2021

In any hydraulic system, one of the most important components is the hydraulic hose. A hydraulic hose transports hydraulic fluid, often under pressure, throughout the hydraulic system. Because of the many different types of applications for them, hydraulic hoses can be custom made with unique specifications. There are several different factors that go into hydraulic hose assembly, and taking everything into account is a surefire way to prevent hose failure. Before engaging in custom hydraulic hose fabrication, it would help to know why some custom hose assemblies fail—that’s what this article will cover. Incompatible fluid Using the right kind of... View Article

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