There as so many components that go into hydraulic equipment that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. You have motors, valves, cylinders, pneumatics and more. Even something simple like a hydraulic hose has a huge impact on the entire hydraulic system. Knowing these components individually, as well as how they function together is essential for keeping your machines running properly. Today, we’re giving you seven interesting facts about hydraulic hoses that you might not be aware of. Keep reading to learn more!
Hydraulic hoses are made of a variety of materials. Rubber hoses are the most common, but materials vary based on differing requirements of the equipment. There are elastomeric, fluoropolymer, thermoplastic and even metal hydraulic hoses.
Hydraulic hoses are made from three parts typically. There is the inner tube that carries fluid, a reinforcement layer, and the protective outer layer.
Hydraulic hoses last varying lengths of time. The length of time that a hydraulic hose lasts really depends on a variety of factors. The main factors to consider a temperature, size, application, and pressure.
A hydraulic hose’s inside diameter is sometimes called the Dash Size. This term also refers to the hydraulic hoses size.
A braided hose is weaker than a spiral hose. In addition, spiral hoses can also withstand higher pressures than a braided hose can. This is important to keep in mind when you are determining what hydraulic hose is best for your application.
Changing the oil and filter regularly will protect your hoses. When dirt and debris flow through a hydraulic system, they can quickly cause damage. These contaminants can actually increase the temperature that they system operates at and damage components, like hydraulic hoses. Replacing them regularly will prevent this from happening.
A hydraulic hose assembly is more than just a hose. A hose assembly actually consists of the hydraulic hose and the accompanying hose fittings. These fittings are rated independently when it comes to working pressure. When you are trying to determine the maximum operating pressure of the assembly, you take the lowest maximum working pressure that exists between the hose and the fittings.
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