Gates, a provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, recently introduced its MegaSys MXG 5K hydraulic hose.
The hose is lighter, more flexible, and more durable than a typical 5000 psi (350 bar) hydraulic hose, Gates said in a press release. MXG 5K offers wire spiral performance in a flexible, lightweight, innovative, high-pressure hydraulic hose using Gates patented Xpiral woven spiral technology. MXG 5K was tested extensively in the laboratory and in real-world applications throughout its development, including rigorous field testing in tunnel boring, top drives, excavator and wheel loader applications, according to the press release.
MXG 5K is a superior design-in option or replacement hose solution across a wide variety of industries, including injection molding, heavy manufacturing equipment, mining, forestry, construction, agriculture, and logistics. It was tested to 1 million impulse cycles at 250°F (121°C), twice the legacy industry standard for spiral hoses, and with a bend radius that is also 50% of the industry standard.
The new hose platform is 20% lighter, 25% more flexible, and 5% more compact than legacy spiral hoses, improving the safety and ergonomics of hose installation while also enhancing the performance of machinery by reducing weight. Equipped with Gates’ XTP cover as a standard offering, MXG 5K also offers 25 times the abrasion resistance of Gates’ standard cover and more than 800 hours of ozone resistance to minimize downtime related to environmental conditions.
MXG 5K exceeds performance criteria of ISO 18752 350DC as well as the R13 specs within SAE, EN, and ISO standards.
For more information, visit www.gates.com/mxg.