Hydraulic hose fittings link hydraulic hoses, tubes, and pipes to pumps, valves, cylinders, and other hydraulic system components. So what if you choose the incorrect fitting? Something as little as a fitting can swiftly reduce the efficiency of the entire hydraulic system and even become a safety hazard.
If you’re overwhelmed by the shapes, materials, threading methods, and sealing choices offered, save your breath and read our article on how to choose the ideal fitting for your application.
Hydraulic Hose Assembly Explained
The choice of which type of hydraulic hose fitting to use is usually determined during the hose installation for many individuals. The most popular approach for connecting the hydraulic line is crimping. Before you begin any hose assembly, asking yourself five essential questions about S.T.A.M.P. (size, temperature, application, materials/media, and pressure) is a good idea.
The hose assembly technician can begin working once the demands have been set. The process varies by crimper type, but in most cases, the specialist markings the insertion depth on the hose lubricates the fitting stem with oil, pushes it into the end of the hose, and slides it into the die. Finally, to permanently fasten the connection to the hose, the technician activates the crimper’s power unit to apply pressure. The employee of this business would be able to help you locate your ideal fit and answer any questions you may have.
Hydraulic Hose Fittings Are Made Of These Materials
Various types and materials are used for hoses and fittings. The material the hydraulic hose fitting is made of largely determines its properties. Standard fittings are constructed from plastic, steel, stainless steel, or brass.
Plastic fittings are more corrosion-resistant than metal but are less durable and robust. Despite the low cost, they are the least popular option for hydraulic applications because of their lower high-pressure ratings. Metal fittings are a better fit owing to their high-pressure capabilities.
Steel fittings come with a combination of iron and other metals to make them more durable and improve tolerance to heat. For example, carbon steel fittings made from iron and carbon can withstand temperatures as low as -65°F or as high as 500°F.
-425°F to 1200°F is the temperature range that stainless steel fittings can withstand. They are resistant to corrosion and an excellent choice for highly corrosive environments. Most of these fittings have a pressure rating of 10,000 psi; however, some with unique designs can go up to 20,000 psi even though they come at a higher price tag.
Brass fittings are less durable and sturdy than stainless steel. They can keep a leak-free function and meet S.A.E., ISO, DIN, D.O.T., and JIS standards. The temperature range for brass fittings is -65°F to 400°F. Higher pressure ranges are generally recommended for brass fittings, although lower pressures are often acceptable.
Some hose end-fitting materials are less commonly used than others.
Aluminum fittings are lighter than steel and resistant to corrosion. They are frequently utilized in the automobile sector due to their low weight.
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