Midland Metal launches updated 2017 catalog

Midland Metal Mfg. has launched its new 2017 catalog. The 576 page, full color catalog offers 14,000 products with over 1,300 new items. New products include truck and trailer accessories, hose clamps, pneumatic accessories, many new valves, and an all new LP Gas section of products. Midland Metal Mfg. partners with wholesalers and distributors nationwide that […]

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NFPA hosting Chicago Regional Meeting on December 7

The NFPA 2016 Chicago Regional Meeting is coming up soon and this year’s program is too good to miss. Brad Terry, Principal with The Keystone Group, will review common pitfalls that manufacturing companies face in the sales & operations planning process. Brad has helped many companies find solutions and will share ideas that will ensure […]

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RYCO Hydraulics debuts 24-7 program in Houston

RYCO Hydraulics announced that it started up its RYCO 24•7 program in Houston on November 1. RYCO 24•7 brings years of success in Australia and New Zealand to the Houston market. The Houston location is the company’s first location in Texas, and the fifth location in North America. Located at 1616 Greens Road in North Houston, […]

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NAHAD’s charitable water cause surpasses $10,000 mark

Jim Reilly, NAHAD Past President, sent out a letter today on behalf of the association, encouraging those in the hose business to contribute to the group’s current social cause. Earlier this year, NAHAD had launched an initiative to bring its members together to support a cause connected to the hose industry: clean water. Working with […]

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What is the minimum bend radius for hydraulic hose?

The minimum bend radius of hydraulic hose represents the smallest diameter that a looped hose can achieve. A hydraulic hose is constructed of three layers, each of which adds to the stiffness of the hose; the tube, the reinforcement(s) and the cover. Depending on the nature of these layers, the bend radius changes. Although tubes […]

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NAHAD to launch Hose Safety Institute Mobile App

NAHAD is  introducing the new Hose Safety Institute Mobile App for use on iPads and tablets. The Institute App has been designed to provide easy access to Hose Safety Institute resources, including: the Institute Handbook; the five Hose Assembly Fabrication Guides; Institute Whitepapers; hose safety resources; and, the Glossary of Terms. With the Hose Safety […]

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How does extreme heat affect hydraulic hose?

In a previous posting, the editors at Fluid Power World discussed how ultra-low temperatures can play havoc with the performance of typical rubber hose. Hydraulic hose used at high temperatures faces performance issues too, but for different reasons. That’s because thermal exposure can cause aging of elastomers and plastics. (Other causes of aging include exposure […]

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5,000-psi coupling connects by hand

In underground mines, traditional staple-lock hydraulic couplings take a beating. They often get abused and damaged, and that makes them difficult to disconnect and service. At this year’s MINExpo show in Las Vegas, experts from Gates Corp., Denver, explained how their iLok coupling addresses the shortcomings of traditional staple-type connections, providing sizeable savings in assembly […]

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Portable hose crimper for forestry market

Forwarder, skidders, harvester, crane… all these forestry machines consume a lot of hydraulic hoses. Facing numerous constraints due to a challenging environment, the hydraulic hoses need to be changed regularly. Most of the forest sites are hardly accessible. On-site maintenance can be made thanks to a mobile workshop, guarantying high levels of productivity and ensuring […]

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Where is a hydraulic hose used?

A hydraulic hose is used anywhere in a hydraulic system requiring a flexible connection between two fluid ports. A hydraulic hose is a synthetic rubber tube surrounded by some sort of flexible strength enhancing winding, such as metal or fiber, and then covered in another rubber carcass. The reinforcement windings are what give the hose […]

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Eaton’s 4S/6S series spiral hose fittings are designed for high-pressure hydraulic systems

Eaton today announced the availability of the new 4S/6S series of spiral hose fittings, featuring major advancements to help provide a robust, practical and complete engineered hose assembly system. Designed for high-pressure hydraulic systems commonly found in mobile and industrial equipment used in the machine building, mining, metals and minerals, construction, agriculture and vehicle markets, […]

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A new (and old) way to look at STEM education

In celebration of our parent company’s 10th anniversary, our entire editorial staff authored forward-thinking columns, examining how we think the world and the manufacturing industry will be different in another 10 years. Here’s my take … I am a big believer in the need of a good education for all young people. And there has been […]

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Kurt launches total hydraulic solution with two hose and one coupling styles

Now hydraulic system designers can handle the most common pressure ranges for their applications selecting from just two different hose styles and a single coupling style from Kurt Hydraulics. For pressure ranges of 3,000 to 6,500 psi, Kurt Tuff and E-Z Bend hydraulic hose along with W-Style couplings provide a “Total Hydraulic Solution,” according to Scott […]

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Continental introduces line of extended life, constant-pressure spiral hydraulic hose

Continental has introduced three new series of Constant Pressure Spiral hoses to expand its hydraulic product offering in the high-pressure hose range. Launched at MINExpo 2016 this week, the Constant Pressure Spiral hoses are XCP4S, XCP5S and the XCP6S. “These are for use primarily in very high pressure hydraulic applications that require extra abrasion resistance,” said […]

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Hydraulic Supply Co. announces new location in Knoxville

Hydraulic Supply Co. (HSC), a distributor of hydraulic, pneumatic, and industrial products located in Sunrise, Fla., is announcing plans to open its 23rd Eaton Aeroquip Express location in Knoxville, Tenn. The new retail store will be located at 5227 N. Middlebrook Pike, Suite B, Knoxville, TN 37921 and is scheduled for opening in late November with store hours […]

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ZSi-Foster appoints David Sack Vice President and General Manager

ZSi-Foster announced that David Sack, an accomplished leader in the industrial and fluid power marketplace, has joined the company as General Manager and Vice-President Foster / Industrial Fluid Power. Sack is a demonstrated professional with comprehensive industrial hydraulic experience beginning in plant operations, plant management, and later expanded into sales, where he served as National […]

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John Deere hydraulic coupler allows easy attachment switches on compact excavators

Switching buckets has never been easier with the new John Deere hydraulic coupler (16GE23) for compact excavators. Operators are no longer required to exit the cab to switch buckets, so site clearing can continue with high productivity and minimal interruptions. The hydraulic coupler is designed for 35G, 50G and 60G excavators, and is compatible with John […]

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Louisville’s Air Hydro Power acquires Alabama’s Total Hose Inc.

Air Hydro Power Inc, Louisville, has acquired Total Hose Inc. of Decatur and Huntsville, Ala. Total Hose brings more than 34 years of experience in the hydraulic and industrial hose fields, as well as the accessories market. They currently represent Parker Fluid Connectors, as well as other Parker lines, and have two Parker Stores. With the […]

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Air-Way Global adds second Hydra-Flex Hose and Fittings Solution Center in Charlotte

Air-Way Global Mfg. has added a Hydra-Flex Hose and Fitting Solutions Center in Charlotte The new facility will serve as a Hydra-Flex hydraulic hose assembly location, in addition to a stocking location for Air-Way’s hydraulic fittings and adapters. “Our newest Hydra-Flex Hose and Fitting Solutions Center will support original equipment manufacturers and general market hydraulic […]

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NewAge Industries publishes white paper that compares fittings

NewAge Industries has announced the release of “A Comparison of Fittings,” a report that looks at several common fittings styles for thermoplastic and thermoset tubing. The paper explains each fitting’s features, applications, material availability, installation steps, and the tubing materials with which each works best. Clamps are also reviewed. “A Comparison of Fittings” focuses on […]

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O+P opens branch in India

O+P, Brescia, Italy, has unveiled a third international location. After opening two branches in China and the United States over the last five years, O+P is fortifying its presence in the Indian market, the second fastest growing economy in the world after China. The choice fell on India for the great growth and development of resources […]

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Hydraulic Supply Company announces Eaton Aeroquip stainless steel fittings expansion

Hydraulic Supply Company, a fluid power distributor based in Sunrise, Fla., and Eaton, announced today an expanded line of Eaton Aeroquip and Synflex stainless steel fittings. The product line enhancements are positioned to support growth in the marine, material handling, food processing, and offshore oil and gas markets, among others. Hydraulic Supply has been appointed by […]

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What are quick-connect couplings?

Quick-connect couplings are connectors or fittings used to mate fluid lines with equipment that requires repeated connections and disconnections. They are used in both hydraulic and pneumatic applications, and are designed for easy hand operation for use with fitting attachments primarily on mobile machinery. Their design is simple: a male end—or plug—is inserted into a […]

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Custom crimping equipment from O+P ensures safety, precision

O+P, Brescia, Italy, recently delivered special custom crimping equipment for the OEM crimping center of a major pipes and fittings manufacturer. The center is the Italian branch of an international group operating in various sectors including the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. The company requested O+P to provide a machine capable of combining the best […]

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CPC enhances polypropylene plastic coupling series

CPC announces the further expansion of its HFC12 Series quick disconnect couplings with 14 new panel mount options that allow OEMs to easily integrate flexible tubing connections directly into their devices or equipment. The HFC12 Series and its panel mount inserts are available in polypropylene for enhanced chemical resistance and are gamma sterilizable. “The new […]

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