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Interesting Facts About O-Rings
Monday, July 23, 2018

O-rings are manufactured across the globe and are the most common seals used to contain fluid. They usually consist of a doughnut-shaped ring (the technical term for the shape is a toroid) made from a variety of pliable elastomers such as Neoprene or silicone. O-rings are widely used for sealing joints and connections in hydraulic and pneumatic systems, but their use extends far beyond the industrial industries. Here, we cover the O-ring’s interesting history and their vast range of applications, some that may be quite surprising.  ..

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Route Your Hydraulic Hoses Correctly
Monday, June 11, 2018

One of the major causes of premature hydraulic hose failure is improper installation and routing of the hose assembly. When installing a hydraulic hose, routing the assembly is more than just connecting the pieces together and tightening the connections. While common sense is a factor, there are a few routing rules you should follow. Following these pointers will ensure that the service life of your assembly lasts as long as it possibly can, without any dangerous failures. ..

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The Cost of Compromising Your Hydraulic Assembly
Monday, May 28, 2018

As consumers, we have a market flooded with products to choose from so, naturally, we take the opportunity to shop around. The goal is to save money, either by cutting back on quality or by mixing and matching products from different suppliers. When it comes to hydraulic hoses and their assembly, however, this is a grave error, and many buyers may not realise that their choices could have catastrophic consequences.  ..

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How To Avoid Premature Hydraulic Hose Failure
Monday, May 21, 2018

We live and work in a society that expects certain guarantees, especially when it comes to products that are costly and vital to the daily running of our business. A common concern for companies with hydraulic systems is how long the various parts are going to last, particularly the hoses. This is unfortunately impossible to answer, especially when you consider that hoses are the most vulnerable parts of a hydraulic system. ..

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Protect Your Outdoor Industrial Hoses
Monday, April 16, 2018

Industrial hoses are far more than just flexible, durable, reinforced tubes. If your business involves industrial machinery and factories or plants that move fluids around, then you'll understand that industrial hoses are a vital element of your operations. It's therefore essential that any risk of hose failure is kept to an absolute minimum and carefully monitored to avoid costly and unnecessary downtime. This is fairly simple in a controlled environment but what do you do when your hoses have to run outside and are exposed to the harsh and variable elements of nature?  ..

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Selecting the Correct Industrial Hose
Monday, April 02, 2018

Choosing the right type of industrial hose is essential for ensuring that your system works smoothly, so it’s vital that you do enough research and consider all the factors before making a selection. Each industrial plant is different in terms of its environment, applications, people, temperature and climate conditions. All these elements need to be carefully considered when deciding on the most suitable industrial hose. Here, we outline the essential points to take into account before making your final decision. ..

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