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A Few Things To Know About Hydraulic Hose Fittings

Hydraulic hose fittings are ones that connect hoses to components that are used in a hydraulic system such as pumps, cylinders, and valves, to name a few. These are secure connections and help to direct and contain the flow of hydraulic fluid to the points where it is necessary. At the same time, they also maintain a safe pressure and stop leaks from happening.

Differentiating a hose from a completed hose assembly:

As far as experts are concerned this is critical knowledge. The process of selecting the hose is indeed important. However, if you choose a hose without thinking about the fittings you would be making a major mistake for sure. 

All the industrial hose assemblies are supposed to have the hose, the fittings, and a way to attach both. In most of these hydraulic hoses, these hydraulic hose fittings come with barbed ends that can be inserted into the hose ID. They also have an outer shell, which is also referred to as a ferrule. This is attached to the reinforcement or cover.      

Crimping:

Of all the methods that are used to assemble these fittings and hoses crimping happens to be the commonest option. The makers normally check the crimp specifications for the fitting and the specific hoses.  

After that, the crimping machine gets adjusted to the right diameter setting for crimping. In the next step, the hydraulic hose fittings are lubricated. Once the crimper is actuated the dies are closed. The fittings are then compressed forever onto the hose.

No-skive options for the hose:

There are lots of companies that provide no-skive options on their hoses. Skiving can be described as a process where a certain part of the inner tube and the hose cover is removed. This exposes the reinforcement layers as well. This is done before the hose ends are attached. 

In the no-skive hoses, this particular step is not needed. A lot of people who buy these hydraulic hose fittings prefer the no-skive options. This is because that makes it easier for them to assemble them earlier. This also makes sure that the hose does not get damaged when the crimping is being done.

The different kinds of hoses:

These hoses are available in a wide array of the following:

  • rubber components
  • PTFE (Poly Tetra Fluoro Ethylene)
  • elastomers
  • composites
  • plastics
  • metals

The fittings too can be made of various materials. The most prominent options, in this case, are steel, brass, and stainless steel.

At times, exotic raw materials such as Monel are also used to make hydraulic hose fittings. Since these products are made from so very different kinds of materials, they come with unique performance capabilities as well.

Conclusion:

This is the reason why when you are choosing these fittings you should keep a few things in mind. You should think about the chemical compatibility and the safety of the hydraulic connection. Most of these hydraulic fittings come with designated temperature and pressure ratings along with standards of dimension and size. These standards are determined by international organizations. 

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