Every OEM aims at providing quality products for the best possible price. However, overlooking important protective sleeves and covers on newly installed hydraulic lines can not only have detrimental effects on the equipment, but it can also lead to end-user injury, potential lawsuits, and an overall tarnish to your product name.
For owners, operators, and contractors, dealing with on-site equipment failures not only means costly repairs but also added downtime and less profit. And when it comes to heavy-duty hydraulic hose assemblies, failure in the lines is inevitable without proper maintenance and preventative care. Hydraulic hose assemblies that are exposed to regular cycles of heavy friction need to be closely monitored for abrasion damage to prevent equipment failure and protect the safety of your workers. What is a Wet Kit? A Wet Kit, also known as a wet line kit, is a hydraulic system that consists of hydraulic hoses and fittings,[…]
There are several different products on the market designed to help eliminate hose damage from contact with the environment or application. The question is; which one is best for your application? Almost all hose & hydraulics protection products have the same goal, but approach it differently. What tends to happen, is that whatever the product choice is for a specific need, it tends to be used for all requirements for hose protection. It’s an efficient approach for materials management, but quite often a less than satisfactory solution for the application. Spiral Guard is a product that enjoys a wide use[…]
One of the most dangerous situations for hydraulic equipment is a hose burst. A hose burst could be a pinhole leak or a full hose burst, in either situation, the operator is in very high danger. Not only is the operator at risk for injury, but so is the equipment. Hose failures can be regulated with maintenance checks, but that doesn’t guarantee a hose assembly won’t fail. Investing in the right products can protect equipment, lower costs, and ensure operator safety. How do hoses fail? Hydraulic hoses fail for a number of reasons, most involving working conditions. Being aware of[…]