A hydraulic hose is a type of speciality hose that you will find in many commercial and industrial settings. Hydraulic hoses are usually made from flexible rubber or wire and have a number of layers that give the hose its strength and durability. A hydraulic hose conveys hydraulic fluid to or between hydraulic components. Components include valves, tools, and actuators. Hydraulic hose is usually flexible and reinforced. Hose is often made up of several layers of reinforcement. This is necessary because hydraulic systems operate at high pressures. Not all hydraulic hoses are created equal, so when looking for a new or replacement hydraulic hose it is important to consult with a specialist who can source or design the most suitable hose for your needs. Variables that affect the type of hydraulic hose needed include: The type of fluid that flows through the hose.
Designed for general industrial applications, this high pressure hose is available in configurations with one, two or three braided steel wires. It is typically used with petroleum or water based fluids and operates at temperatures ranging from -40°C to 100°C.
This type of hose is very flexible and its internal configuration makes it particularly useful in high pulse and heavy construction applications. It is normally used to transfer mineral and hydraulic oils or water and oil emulsions, making it particularly useful for civil engineering, mining and quarrying, oil industry and agriculture, among others.
This type of hose has a textile braiding, which makes it very flexible, but it is not suitable for higher pressures.It is often used in lighter applications such as anti-static supply, air, lubrication or return lines.
Stainless Steel Braided Wire Hose:
These heavy duty single or double braided stainless steel wire braided hoses are used in aggressive applications such as chemical transfer. They are very durable and withstand extreme temperature and pressure conditions, even in a vacuum.
Thermoplastic hydraulic hose:
They consist of two layers of thermoplastic material separated by an intermediate layer of reinforcement, wire or synthetic fibers. Their very low temperature operability and exceptional abrasion resistance make them popular in hydraulically powered hoists and in lubrication lines where a small outside diameter is required.
Not all hydraulic hoses are created equal, so when looking for a new or replacement hydraulic hose it is important to consult with a specialist who can source or design the most suitable hose for your needs.
Variables affecting the type of hydraulic hose needed include:
The type of fluid that will flow through the hose
The operating conditions the hose will be exposed to (pressure/temperature)
Hose size Hose (diameter and length)
Hose Flexibility and Durability
Ends and Couplers (where the hose attaches)