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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Catching up with Tribute at the NAHAD Conference

I had the opportunity to speak with Tim Reynolds, the resident and owner of Tribute Inc. at the recent NAHAD Conference. Tribute sells a full featured enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, a sort of total business software system. “We’re specifically focused on serving the Industrial and Specialty Hose and Fittings market and Fluid Power market,” […]

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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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Stud welder speeds hose and tube clamping

Stauff recently introduced a stud-welding system that simplifies the installation of clamps for hose, tubing, pipe and cable. The SWG Stud Welding System reportedly provides a fast and easy way to attach threaded studs to a machine or structure. The studs replace conventional weld plates, and are the base for mounting the company’s standard hose […]

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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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Safety glove prevents hydraulic-injection injuries

Pirtek Europe, based in London, has developed the Fluid Power Glove, a safety glove specifically designed to prevent painful and debilitating hydraulic-injection injuries to the hand. The root cause of fluid-injection injuries is pin-hole leaks in high-pressure hose that generate a needle-like spray of high-velocity oil. In fact, the velocity of fluid forced through a […]

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Safety is critical where hose is concerned

Debbie Mitchell is the NAHAD Standards Manager for the association’s Hose Safety Institute. I spoke with her about the group at this year’s NAHAD Convention in Colorado Springs a few weeks ago. “The Hose Safety Institute is an organization within NAHAD that is available for both distributor and manufacturer members of NAHAD to join. It’s focused […]

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Transcript: Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines

This is an unedited version of the webinar: Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines. To watch the presentation in full, click here. Michelle: Hello, and thank you everyone for coming to today’s webinar Power Hose Assembly Guidelines, brought to you by FluidPower World magazine. Thank you to our sponsors, Lillbacka and Tribute, and a special thanks to […]

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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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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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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines, Part 4 – Application Considerations

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 3 – Effects of Temperature

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 2 – STAMPED

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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Could your company operate without its data?

What do these names have in common: Sandworm Team, Lizard Squad, Comment Crew, AnonGhost, LulzSec? If, like me, you’re the parent of a teenager, you may think these…

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Building a better distributor

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit in on a “University of Industrial Distribution in a day” class at the annual NAHAD Convention. UID is held every…

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Proper Hose Assembly Guidelines – Introduction

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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