Hydraulic hoses are vital to many essential machines and equipment, including construction vehicles, recycling machinery, and auto repair shops. Hydraulics is critical in today’s world, and the hydraulic hose is a crucial component of how it all works.
What Is a Hydraulic Hose?
The hydraulic hose is responsible for transporting the fluid to different machine parts. The hose must be made from a rigid yet flexible material, such as synthetic rubber, thermoplastic, or Teflon. These materials are all robust and long-lasting, but they’re also flexible and adaptable. Because your hydraulic hose is so essential to the functioning of your equipment, it’s common to have a solid braided textile or fabric cover to strengthen it while in use. Providing as much reinforcement as possible is critical since the hydraulic hose is such an essential component of your equipment that it may operate for as long as necessary.
Peek at the shelf life of your product
According to the Society of Automotive Engineers, a bulk rubber hose’s shelf life is ten years from its production date. The laid-line date is on the hose’s lay-line, so be sure to compare and note it in your record. Keep in mind that this date does not consider any wear factors such as temperature, use, UV radiation, and so on, but it may help you estimate how long your hose will last.
Industrial Hose & Hydraulic Hose Repair
There are several reasons you should repair your high-quality hydraulic hoses instead of buying a new one. For example, fittings and hoses can be costly, so improving them is almost always cheaper than purchasing replacements. Moreover, time constraints may also necessitate repair rather than replacement–for instance, if your gear has malfunctioned on-site during a construction project or agricultural operation. If you need to get up and run right now, repairing a hydraulic hose may be your best bet because they are often the quickest option.
Types of Damage:
Four general categories of damage can occur to industrial hoses:
- To prevent damage, keep the hose end away from any surfaces. All joints and connections are more likely to sustain damage with any movement on the hose.
- External damage: Scratches, dents, or collision damage are all examples of this.
- External damage caused by dragging: For example, in cleaning applications where the hose is regularly dragged over the ground or concrete. The second source of superficial abrasion is merely the continual vibration of the hose in high-pressure settings—vibrations from the pump cause it to grind against the ground and wear away at the outer layer. Unfortunately, this damage is unavoidable when using this product.
- With regular use over time, hoses will fail eventually – It’s just a matter of when. You can tell that your hose has gotten old and needs to be replaced when it starts leaking or breaks down completely.
Replacing the Crimp
It’s simple to replace a hose-end, but there are two things you should know. To begin with, it reduces the length of the hose, so it’s only valuable for periods when you can afford to have a slightly shorter hose.
Second, you must have the appropriate crimp spec for a hydraulic hose repair. This implies that you need to use hose ends from the same manufacturer as the hose. The Eaton Weather head hoses can only be fitted with Weather head parts from the manufacturer or a supplier like Custom hose tech. If you have Parker, Gates, or any other hose, you’ll need to find a repair company with those components in stock. Even the slightest variation in how the hose and end are connected can cause decreased performance levels or, worse – be dangerous.
Contact Custom Hose Tech for Mobile Hydraulic Hose Repair
To Contact Custom Hose Tech, please call us at (952) 888-5580, or you can visit our office at 9323 Garfield Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55420.