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06.04.2024

Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

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06.04.2024

Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

Understanding the Basics Stainless steel is a widely used material known for its corrosion resistance, strength, and aesthetic appeal. However, a common question arises: Is stainless steel magnetic? The answer to this question... See more
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06.03.2024

Elbow Fittings and Their Applications in Hydraulic Systems

Introduction Elbow fittings are crucial components in hydraulic systems, used to change the direction of fluid flow. Understanding the different types of elbow fittings and their specific applications can help in selecting the... See more
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05.28.2024

The Impact of Fluid Contamination on Hydraulic Systems

What is Fluid Contamination? In this article, we will delve into the causes, effects, and preventive measures for fluid contamination in hydraulic systems. Fluid contamination refers to the presence of unwanted particles or... See more
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05.23.2024

Pressure Perfect: A Comprehensive Look at Hydraulic Presses

What are Hydraulic Presses? Hydraulic presses are machines that use hydraulic fluid pressure to generate a compressive force. They operate based on Pascal's principle, which states that pressure applied to a confined fluid is... See more
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05.21.2024

Innovations in Hydraulic Hose Technology

Introduction In the fast-evolving world of hydraulic systems, staying up-to-date with the latest innovations is crucial for maximizing efficiency, safety, and performance. As we step into 2024, several groundbreaking... See more
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05.17.2024

Plating Options for Hydraulic Fittings & Adapters

Differences Between Hot-Dipped Galvanizing and Zinc Plating When it comes to protecting steel hydraulic fittings and adapters, choosing the right plating option is crucial for ensuring long-lasting performance and reliability.... See more
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05.17.2024

Common Causes of Hydraulic System Failures and How to Prevent Them

Introduction Hydraulic systems are vital in numerous industrial applications, including manufacturing, construction, aerospace, and agriculture. However, these systems are susceptible to failures that can lead to costly downtime... See more
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05.17.2024

Sustainability in Hydraulics: Innovations Driving the Green Revolution

Introduction The hydraulic industry, traditionally reliant on oil-based fluids and energy-intensive operations, is experiencing a transformative shift towards sustainability. This green revolution is driven by innovations aimed... See more
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05.16.2024

Understanding Solenoid Valves: A Comprehensive Guide

What is a Solenoid Valve? A solenoid valve is an electromechanically operated valve controlled by an electric current through a solenoid—a coil of wire that creates a magnetic field when an electric current passes through... See more
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05.15.2024

The Science Behind Stainless Steel: Does it Rust?

Introduction Stainless steel is celebrated for its remarkable resistance to corrosion and rust, which is a crucial attribute in industries ranging from construction to hydraulic systems. Understanding the science behind... See more
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04.25.2024

What is an NPSM Fitting?

National Pipe Straight Mechanical Fittings National pipe straight mechanical (NPSM) fittings are female swivel fittings with a straight thread and a 30° cone and form a mechanical seal when mated with NPTF male fittings. NPSM... See more
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04.25.2024

What is SAE O-Ring Boss?

SAE O-Ring Boss Fittings SAE O-Ring Boss (ORB) threaded fittings are ideal for leak control in medium to high pressure applications. While SAE ORB fittings and JIC 37° fittings have the same straight threads, JIC fittings create... See more
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04.25.2024

What are Beaded Hose Barb Fittings used for?

Beaded Hose Barb FittingsBeaded hose barb fittings are components used in the hydraulic and pneumatic systems to connect flexible hoses to other components, such as pipes, tubes, or machinery. These fittings have a distinctive... See more
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04.25.2024

Identifying 24° Tube Fittings

Identifying 24° Tube Fittings 24° tube fittings, or ‘Bite-Type,’ are the most popular fitting globally and employ the most advanced tube fitting system in the world. This system is capable of withstanding high pressures and... See more
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04.25.2024

What is Hydraulic Hose?

Introduction We discuss how chemicals and temperature ranges impact your choice of hose. We also discuss 5 main types of hydraulic hoses: SAE Standard, Standard High-Pressure, Low-Pressure, Steel Wire-Braided, and SS... See more
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04.25.2024

​What Are the Advantages of Aluminum Cam & Groove Fittings?

What are the advantages of Aluminum Cam & Groove Fittings? Cam & groove fittings are used to quickly connect and disconnect fittings on hydraulic hoses and pipes. They consist of two parts: the adapter and the coupler. To... See more
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04.24.2024

What are the differences between types of R Hose?

There are a few different type of R hose, including R1, R2, R3, R12, R13, R15, R16, & R17. While these hoses are generally made of the same types of materials, the ratios of materials changes from hose to hose. Because of these... See more
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04.24.2024

Hydraulic Hose Storage and Shelf Life

Storage & Shelf Life There are many variables that can impact the shelf life of your hydraulic hoses. Unfortunately, shelf life is difficult to predict due to just how many variables can affect your hydraulic hose. Temperature,... See more
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04.24.2024

How to Change a Hose in Your Hydraulic System

How to Change a Hydraulic Hose Changing a hose within a hydraulic assembly is a fairly easy task. However, it is important to prioritize safety above all else while replacing the hose. Hydraulic hose assemblies can operate under... See more
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04.24.2024

Hydraulic Hose Protection and Covers

Hydraulic Hose Protection Hydraulic hoses and assemblies are rarely operated in controlled, protected environments. Rough and demanding conditions are the norm for most hydraulic assemblies. Because of the rough environments and... See more
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04.24.2024

What are O-Rings Made of?

O-Rings O-Rings can be made out of a variety of materials, most commonly rubber and elastomers. Different materials have different properties, with some being more elastic and others being more tear resistant, in addition to... See more
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04.24.2024

Quick Connects: 101

What are Quick Connects? Quick connect fittings, also called quick disconnects and quick couplers, are a type of hydraulic fitting used to make a fast connection of fluid transfer lines. Quick connects are operated by hand and... See more
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04.24.2024

What is the S.T.A.M.P.E.D. Method?

S.T.A.M.P.E.D Proper Hydraulic Hose Selection In order to maintain a safe hydraulic hose system, proper hydraulic hose and fittings selection is essential. A simple way to determine the correct system for your hydraulic hoses... See more
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04.24.2024

What are Crimp Fittings?

What are Crimp Fittings? Crimp fittings are a type of permanent hydraulic fittings. They are attached by placing the fitting over the end of a hydraulic hose, and then crimping the fitting to the hose with a crimping machine.... See more
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04.24.2024

Reusable Hose Ends and How They Work

How do Reusable Hose Ends Work? Reusable hose ends are different from regular hydraulic fittings in that they are not permanently attached to the hydraulic hose. Reusable (or Field Attachable) fittings do not require crimping to... See more
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04.24.2024

​Barbed and Push Lock Hose Fittings

Barbed and Push Lock Hose Fittings Barbed and Push Lock fittings are easy to use and are another type of reusable hose end. No special tools or clamps are required to install push lock or barbed fittings. To install the fitting,... See more
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04.24.2024

How do Cam & Groove Fittings Work?

How do Cam & Groove Fittings Work? Cam and groove fittings, also called camlocks, are used to quickly connect and disconnect fittings on hydraulic hose or pipe. Camlock fittings are used to carry powders, liquids, and granules... See more
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04.24.2024

NPTF Threaded Fittings

NPTF Threaded Fittings National Pipe Tapered Fuel (NPTF) thread is one of the most common taper pipe threads in the United States. When a male fitting and female fitting mate, a seal is created by the female hose end crushing... See more
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04.24.2024

What are JIC Fittings?

JIC Fittings JIC fittings are a flare fitting with a 37° seat. When a male fitting and female fitting are mated, a mechanical seal is formed on the cone seat. JIC adapters are identical to AN (Army-Navy) fittings, but are... See more
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04.24.2024

Identification of Metric Threads

How to ID Metric Threads Parallel or Tapered? The first thing you should always do when attempting to identify a foreign thread is to determine if it’s parallel or tapered. You can then measure the thread pitch in millimeters... See more
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04.24.2024

Sealing Methods

Sealing Methods Tapered vs. Parallel Threads: A good first step towards thread identification is to determine whether the thread is parallel or tapered. Parallel means the thread walls are straight;... See more
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04.24.2024

O-Ring Face Seal Fittings

O-Ring Face Seal Fittings O-Ring Face Seal (ORFS) hydraulic fittings have a straight thread and flat face with an o-ring groove machined in it. A seal is created when the o-ring is compressed onto the flat face of the female... See more
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04.24.2024

​What can Thermoplastic Hoses be used for?

What can Thermoplastic Hoses be used for? Thermoplastic hoses are designed to be able to handle very high temperatures. Generally, thermoplastic hoses are constructed with high level of contact strength between the layers of... See more
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04.24.2024

What are Pressure Washer Hoses used for?

Pressure Washer Hoses Pressure wash hoses are used in pressure washer systems, which use water under high pressures to remove dirt, mud, and other items from surfaces and objects. Because pressure wash hoses typically only... See more
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04.24.2024

Stainless Steel National Pipe Tapered Fuel Fittings

Stainless Steel National Pipe Tapered Fuel Fittings National Pipe Tapered Fuel (NPTF) thread is one of the most common taper pipe threads in the United States. When a male fitting and female fitting mate, a seal is created by... See more

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