Eaton’s EC600 X-FLEX high-pressure hose provides 24% more flexibility

Eaton launched a new high-pressure hose, the EC600 X-FLEX, which was designed for demanding applications requiring very high pressure performance in small areas. At 50% of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 100R15 bend radius, this spiral hose’s flexibility makes installation in tight spaces much easier while reducing the total amount of hose needed on […]

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When should you use tubing and fittings or flexible hose?

By: Davis Marlowe  Because of the numerous advantages seamless steel tubing possesses over other tubing—apart from the added cost—seamless steel tubing is widely used in hydraulic systems. Seamless steel tubing is easier to bend than steel pipe, so it does not require the number of fittings and can be reused. High-volume applications are probably one […]

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How do you prevent pneumatic hose whip?

Although pneumatic systems operate at much lower pressures than hydraulic ones, ISO and OSHA standards are firm about the need to prevent whiplash hazards, in case a compressed air hose breaks lose from its couplings. These hoses must be restrained or shielded from workers and machines—or designed with airfuses to automatically turn off if a […]

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Alro Steel expands its tube processing capabilities

Alro Steel has expanded its tube processing capabilities to include a new Hautau RC60 Tube Cutoff System at its Potterville, Mich. location. The benefits include ID/OD chamfers of both ends, high production speeds and precision tolerances. The Hautau RC60 can cut carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper and alloy tubing. The new tube […]

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O+P highlights its Stopflex hose retention system at Safety 2016

In June, the American branch of O+P unveiled the patented hose retention system for pressure hoses capable of protecting operators and machine components.  The company introduced its Stopflex system at the ASSE Safety conference and exhibition event held June 26-28 in Atlanta. Designed in-house at its Brescia premises and patented internationally, Stopflex retains the movement of the pressure hose once the […]

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Reinflex 10,000 PSI Thermoplastic Hose Replaces Heavy Rubber Hoses in Hydraulic Applications

CRP Industrial offers the Reinflex VHP Hose (Part No. 2106UK) for hydraulic applications including hydraulic bolting, hydraulic rescue tools, high pressure jacking, and hydraulic utility tools. The hose is rated at 10,000 psi with a burst of 40,000 psi.  Available in single or welded twin line configurations, plus a variety of fittings and colors, the […]

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ContiTech Expands Partnership with Applied Industrial Technologies

ContiTech announced that Applied Mexico, has completed a product changeover to ContiTech as a primary supplier in Mexico for industrial hoses, hydraulics, power transmission belts, and certain other products.  Applied Mexico is one of the largest industrial distribution networks in Mexico, with 22 facilities that provide industrial products for maintenance, repair and operational needs. Most […]

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Cline opens new service center in North Charleston

Cline Hose & Hydraulics based in Greenville, SC is opening a new retail service center with complete industrial and hydraulic fluid power capabilities in North harleston, SC. A longtime presence in the Upstate, Cline has almost 70 years of experience in hose and hydraulics service and repair, and OEM fabrication. The company has joined forces […]

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Camozzi’s Series 6000 offer superior performance and service for life.

Camozzi Pneumatics’ Series 6000 push-to-connect fittings provide a superior alternative to plastic fittings at a competitive cost. The Series 6000 delivers exceptional performance due in large part to a special one-piece metal collet that provides excellent gripping strength, reliability and long service life. Series 6000 fittings are available in 9 (tube external) diameters with the […]

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49% of NewAge Industries is now owned by its employees

At a recent company-wide meeting, NewAge Industries’ CEO Ken Baker announced that he would transfer an additional nine percent of the value of the company to its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employees of the tubing manufacturer know that it means more company shares in their pockets come retirement.  “We underwent an initial evaluation over […]

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Anchor Fluid Power Acquires TCF Industries

Anchor Fluid Power, a leading manufacturer of flanges and fittings for the fluid power industry, announced today it has acquired TCF Industries based in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1972, TCF Industries manufactures custom fittings and flanges for the petroleum, offshore, sanitary and chemical markets. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.  ‘TCF Industries is an […]

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PIRTEK Space Coast opens new location

PIRTEK Space Coast has opened a new location in Rockledge. Under Dan and Karin Ferretti, the spousal team that owns and operates PIRTEK Space Coast, the facility will continue to serve the hydraulic hose maintenance and repair needs of the Brevard County area.   Dan Ferretti has a background in finance, contract and accounting services […]

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Reduce machine downtime with the S2 M Ecoline hose crimper

The S2 M Ecoline crimper from Uniflex is the ideal device for the on-site repair of hydraulic hoses in construction and agricultural machinery. The manually operated device weighs only 30 kg and allows for fast and safe establishment of hose connections up to 1 in. (for 2-part fittings) or 1 ¼ in. (for single-part fittings). Thanks […]

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NAHAD names new officers and board members

The Association for Hose & Accessories Distribution announced new officers and board members were elected to serve for the coming year at the NAHAD convention.  The newly-elected officers for 2016 – 2017 are: President – Marvin M. ‘Skip’ Bruce, Jr., President of Catawba Industrial Rubber Co., Inc. in Charlotte, NC 1st Vice President – Scott […]

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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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Common quick disconnect issues—and their solutions

The editors of Fluid Power World have planned out many great presentations for the upcoming Fluid Power Technology Conference in Milwaukee. As such, engineers, designers and students will have many opportunities to learn from industry experts—as well as pneumatic and hydraulic manufacturers—at the two-day event. To be held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, […]

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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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