Category: Application Solutions

How to Prevent Hydraulic Hose Failure on Wet Kits

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,[…]

Hose Protection: Spiral Guard or Wrap Sleeve?

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[…]