Brennan Industries acquires Truflow Hydraulic Components

Brennan Industries recently entered into an agreement to acquire Truflow Hydraulic Components Ltd of West Midlands, UK. Established in 1986, Truflow is a privately owned ISO Certified company focused on the supply and manufacture of quality hydraulic products. Specializing in 37°, BSPP and NPTF fittings and adapters, Truflow’s commitment to strong inventories and superior customer […]

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Technavio announces top 5 global hydraulic equipment vendors

Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in its recent global hydraulic equipment market report. This research report also lists 11 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. Competitive vendor landscape According to the report, the global hydraulic equipment market is highly fragmented with the presence of […]

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Innovative products and people are RYCO’s keys to success

While attending the 32nd Annual NAHAD Convention, Fluid Power World Assistant Editor Michelle DiFrangia spoke with Craig Anderson, VP of Sales, RYCO, and Jon Cook, NA Sales Manager, RYCO, about what’s hot on the market for the company right now and what their focus is on for the future. Craig Anderson said JSeal, which has […]

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New accessories for Control C.2 from UNIFLEX

UNIFLEX accessories make it even easier for you to operate a variety of hydraulic presses while boosting your productivity. The HMI Comfort Panel C.2 has a 7-in. touch-sensitive color display and Siemens HID ports supporting a variety of customizable features as well as an intuitive user interface using programmable customer-specific profiles. Calibration, quality assurance, CIM, […]

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How often should you check your hose assembly for soundness and safety?

Joyce Laird   •  Contributing Editor All hydraulic hoses should be visually inspected on a regular basis, said Robert J. Koehler, Sr. Training Specialist at Eaton Corporation. Inspection intervals should be determined by the frequency of use and/or the application of the hose. The more the equipment is used, the more frequently it should be inspected. For […]

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Do any components wear out faster than others in a hose assembly?

Joyce Laird  •  Contributing Editor Robert J. Koehler, Sr. Training Specialist at Eaton Corporation, said there is no simple answer to this question. This is because there are many factors that can cause a hose to wear—depending on different variables, the tube, reinforcement or cover can all wear quickly. “The abrasion of the cover is […]

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What components make up a full hose assembly?

Joyce Laird  •  Contributing Editor When looking at a full hose assembly, it is basically a length of hose with a properly attached fitting on each end. Robert J. Koehler, Sr. Training Specialist at Eaton Corporation, explained that a hose assembly is composed of the hose and the end fittings, which are determined by the […]

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5 factors to consider when purchasing hydraulic components

By: Canan Myers  •  Product Manager  •  Eaton Connectors, fittings and adapters are often overlooked pieces of equipment, but they play an important role in nearly every hydraulic application—whether your systems move, turn, shape, mold, lift, dig or haul. Although these solutions may seem purely ancillary, making purchase decisions based solely on price can often […]

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PYPLOK fittings reduce assembly time and installation costs

PYPLOK fittings are attached cold, in seconds, by swaging the fitting on the pipe with a hydraulic hand held pre-engineered swage tool. All the labor and associated costs of a welded connection are eliminated. No special skilled labor vs. qualified welder No hot work permits No fire watch required No cost to x-ray or re-work […]

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Interpump hydraulic connectors now offered in North America

Interpump Group has expanded its hose and connector product offering to the North American market, launching the new brand Interpump Hydraulic Connectors. The launch kicked off at the NAHAD 32nd Annual Convention. Interpump Hydraulic Connectors is now in search of significant distributor partners. This recent launch expands the company’s offering beyond Europe, into the North […]

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Brennan Industries promotes executive leadership team

Brennan Industries, Inc., an international supplier of hydraulic fittings and adapters, recently promoted three executives. Bill Jarrell has been named Executive Vice President. Previously, he held the title of Vice President of Operations and Marketing. In his new role, he will use his industry knowledge and experience outside of operations and marketing, and be relied […]

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Can a copper washer be used to seal a minor leak where a hard line enters the hose fitting?

The short answer is No. Contributing Editor Josh Cosford explains why: I’ve never seen copper washers used in hydraulics. Even though it’s a little bit malleable, it’s not soft enough to allow positive seal between too hard surfaces. There are some companies that make some seals that can go on a JIC so that it […]

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If the fitting comes apart from an old hose should I crimp a new fitting or replace the hose?

Contributing Editor Josh Cosford shares his thoughts on what to do if a fitting detaches from an old hose: With the exception of an improperly crimped hose, just say you went in and got a hose made, whatever the technician did, he made a mistake and did it to an improper crimp spec and it […]

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Free safety training seminar

Join CEJN for a free Certified Safety Training Seminar in ultra-high pressure systems, fluid power systems, safety with hydraulics and pneumatics. WHEN:  June 15 and June 16, 2016  (Choose your day or come for two; similar courses each day) WHERE: CEJN – Houston High-Pressure Center 10757 Cutten Rd., Bldg 7, Houston, TX 77066 Learn about: “Safety […]

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When should you choose tube over hydraulic hose?

Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor to Fluid Power World, weighs in on when you should choose pneumatic tubing over hydraulic hose for an application. Tube I think is for good permanent applications. Sometimes it has a higher pressure capacity. It also has a cleaner look. They last longer and they don’t fail as rapidly. It all […]

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Lewis-Goetz exclusive distributors of Flexion hydraulic hose

Lewis-Goetz, an ERIKS Company, recently announced an exclusive distribution agreement for the Flexion hydraulic hose brand in North America. The partnership allows Lewis-Goetz, which operates under the name ERIKS Industrial Services in Canada, to deliver consistent quality, expertise, and technical support across a wide range of hydraulic hose products and services from nearly 100 locations […]

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Abrasion-resistant cover

Made of a special hybrid compound, Gates XtraTuff cover offers 25x the abrasion resistance of standard rubber covered hydraulic hose. It increases service life, lowers maintenance and eliminates the need for costly hose protectors like spring guards and nylon sleeves. XtraTuff hose is versatile, flexible and easy to manage. Features: Pressure rating up to 5,000 psi […]

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Spiral-wire constant pressure hose

MegaSys in an integrated solution that meets the needs of high-powered, high-pressure hydraulic equipment. MegaSys Spiral-Wire Constant Pressure Hoses EFG3K, EFG4K, EFG5K, EFG6K and G8K Hoses Four layers (six in some larger sizes) of spiraled, high-tensile steel Nitrile tube for use with biodegradable hydraulic fluids Tested to industry-leading 1,000,000 impulse cycles Temperature range -40 to 250° […]

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 8 – Putting it All Together

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 7 – Crimping

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 6 – End Selection

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 5 – Importance of Pressure

Fluid Power World Contributing Editor Josh Cosford gave a webinar presentation on Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. The transcript has been divided into an 8-part blog post series. The…

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Power-Packer launches new website

Power-Packer, manufacturers of custom hydraulic position and motion control solutions, recently launched a new website at www.powerpackerus.com.  The responsive site uses the newest web technology and is compatible…

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Machines for bending stainless and carbon steel

With more than 30 years of experience within the hose and tube processing equipment industry, OP now offers a complete range of products particularly suitable for tube processing:…

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Inspection kit detects hydraulic fluid leaks and injection injuries

Spectroline’s SafetyBlu (SB-450) Blue Light Inspection Kit is the only hydraulic system maintenance tool that saves you money two ways. Not only can SafetyBlu help find expensive hydraulic…

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