Categories for Hose Parts

5 Tips For Hydraulic Hose Routing

March 24, 2023

5 Tips For Hydraulic Hose Routing Routing hydraulic hose can be difficult and costly to do wrong. But there are a few tips you can follow that can help improve the longevity of your hoses and reduce your maintenance costs. 1. Follow The Contours Hydraulic systems can be complex and involve combinations of pipes, tubes, valves, filters, heat exchangers and hoses. Routing hydraulic hoses properly will ensure that each component is easily accessible for service, maintenance and repair. This involves taking the time to plan out a system layout and making sure that each line is running parallel to the... View Article

Helpful Hydraulic Tools & Equipment

March 3, 2023

Hoses  Hydraulic hoses are used in industrial applications for a variety of tasks, including lifting, forging, and stamping. You’ll find these hoses on everything from backhoes and excavators to the wing flaps on airplanes. Usually made of synthetic rubber, they are designed to be compatible with the hydraulic fluid and resist breaking down. They also have a reinforcing layer of coiled wire or a fabric cover that protects the inner tube from internal and external forces.  Fittings  Hydraulic fittings are components that connect hoses, pipes, or tubes within hydraulic systems. They need to be strong, versatile, and reliable in order to... View Article

What Size Is a Brake Line Hose?

September 9, 2022

When it comes to car maintenance, it is crucial that you have the exact parts you need to safely work on your car. Replacing parts with the wrong size could endanger the car’s functionality and compromise its safety. This is especially true for safety systems on the vehicle, such as brake systems. This quick guide will provide you with information on how to choose the proper-sized brake lines. Why Replace Brake Lines The brake line is not considered a consumable part of the car. However, that does not mean you will not need to replace it at some point. The... View Article

What Type of O-Ring Material Is Right for My Application?

July 29, 2022

When it comes to choosing the right O ring material for your application, there are many factors to consider. Temperature range, chemical exposure, and abrasion resistance are just a few of the important considerations. This blog post will discuss the different types of O ring materials available and help you choose the right one for your needs. Types of O Ring Materials Many types of Orings materials are available on the market, each with its unique set of properties. The most common o-ring materials are: Nitrile (Buna-N) Nitrile is a synthetic rubber that offers excellent resistance to oils and chemicals.... View Article

What Exactly Does a Gauge Siphon Do?

March 16, 2021

Explaining exactly what a pressure gauge siphon does can be a difficult task, especially when explaining to the uninitiated. Basically, it can be summed up by saying it protects a pressure gauge from damage from steam or other hot pressure media. This piece of equipment is also called a gauge siphon, or a pigtail siphon (more on that curly nickname later). It prevents steam from coming in contact with a pressure instrument, which also helps prevent or reduce damage from rapid pressure changes. How does a gauge siphon work? Gauge siphons in San Jose, CA are also called coil siphons... View Article

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