How to Extend the Life of Hoses, Pipes, and Wires

When an application requires extra protection, hose wraps and sleeves are the solution for both pre- and post-assembly. Failure to protect an application can result in premature wear and lead to expensive repairs, collateral damage or injury to persons nearby. Avoid the headache caused from these accidents by learning how to protect and extend the life of hoses, pipes, and wires. Pre-Assembly Hose Sleeves Installing tubular sleeves on hoses and wires before beginning an assembly works great for pin hole and burst protection, operator protection, mobile equipment, heat applications, and engine bays. Tubular sleeves are tightly woven to maximize durability[…]

Are You Buying the Right Protective Hose Wrap?

Protective hose wraps in the fluid power industry come as unique as the applications they cover. From heavy abrasion, to chemical resistance, Python Protective Sleeves & Covers has engineered a sleeve for every type of application in the agriculture, construction, defense, manufacturing, oil & gas, transportation and utilities industries. Read on to learn more about how to select the wrap that’s right for you. Hose Wraps for Heat & Fire Protection The Teflon Coated Fiberglass Glass Sleeve is a high-performance, flexible material that provides protection to componentry in high ambient temperature environments up to 600°F. A PTFE coating protects the[…]

Buyers Guide for Tubular Hose Sleeves

Hydraulic hose tubular hose sleeves will complete any assembly or mobile machine. With options for operator protection, heat resistance, and burst protection; one can chose the right hose sleeve to accommodate any hydraulic application. Python Protective Sleeve + Covers carries a line of tubular sleeves that cover the spectrum of desired needs. Pin Hole, Burst Protection, Abrasion Protection & Ease of Installation The best all-purpose sleeve for operator protection, burst protection, abrasion resistance and ease of installation is the Diamondback Tubular Sleeve. Python’s engineers designed this sleeve to provide protection to both the equipment and operator alike. With it’s proprietary[…]

Hose Sleeve used in Concrete Leveling

How concrete raisers are using the Sidewinder SPF sleeve for hose protection. As summer quickly approaches, the everlasting sunshine and heat means contractors are back to work for what we hope will be a busy and prosperous season ahead. Late last week I visited a customer in Minnetonka, MN for a check-in on a Sidewinder SPF sleeve that was purchased about a year ago. Similar to the spray foam industry; concrete raising involves heavy hoses, expensive equipment, the use of A/B material, a trailer rig, and the many headaches of putting it all together to make a flawless finished job[…]

Prevent Hydraulic Hose Failure Injuries with this Simple Product

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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

Hydraulic Hose Protection for OEMs: A Good, Better, Best Discussion

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.