Fluid Power Journal

Identify Hose Assembly Terminal Ends and Determine Compatibility of Hose and Fittings

Consult SAE J517 and manufacturer’s guidelines to determine pressure ratings of the fittings, hose and their suitability for a specific application. Hose …

PIRTEK Awards

PIRTEK Broadway received high honors as PIRTEK USA’s National Franchise of the Year for 2017 – the second consecutive year the San Antonio, TX location has …

Hose Products

The UNIFLEX Hose Products Division manufactures a wide range of interlock, multi-spiral, reusable, wire-braided fittings in one-piece and two-piece …

Excessive Pressure Drop on a Test Stand

A hydraulic distributor designed and built a test stand with various sizes of sub-plates for mounting and testing pressure and directional valves. There were …

Hydraulic Hose Assembly Application Guidelines – ISO/TS 17165-2

Hydraulic hose and hose assemblies require careful selection, fabrication, installation, and maintenance to reduce the likelihood of component or system …

Determining Root Causes

We have read hundreds of incident reports in which some of the injuries were minor to several incidents that resulted in multiple fatalities. There are some …

Vacuum Hose and Fittings

Most applications involving vacuum pick-and-place components utilize small-diameter hose and tubing—the same hose and tubing used on similar-sized pneumatic …

Spiral Flex Hydraulic Hose

The Kurt Tuff spiral flex hydraulic hose is engineered for rugged, high-pressure hydraulic applications up to 6,235 psi. Designed for applications with minimal …

Conductor Face-Off: Hose Versus Tube

What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators, and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of failure—and that’s …

Hose Abrasion

When an operation relies on hydraulic hose, evaluating it for potential abrasion is paramount. Industry and user experience agree 70% of failures are a direct …

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