Industrial vs Hydraulic Hose

For those outside the mysterious realm of the hydraulics industry, the terms we pass around are often confusing, contradictory, and downright vague. "Industrial hose" is one of those terms. Sure, it sounds innocent enough at first, until we realize an "industrial hose" can be anything from a residential garden hose, to an FDA approved food-grade conveying device. Let's explore what Industrial hoses are, and how they differ from hydraulic hoses.

October 2, 2020
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Minimum Bend Radius and Why it's Important

If you've read our STAMPED blog, you’re already familiar with the plethora of considerations to make when choosing the right hose for your application. When designing and building hose assemblies, most of the focus goes to critical factors such as pressure rating, crimp specification, and general length. However, one of the most often overlooked aspects of hose assembly design is minimum bend radius, a crucial component to extend overall assembly life and prevent catastrophic failure. So what is minimum bend radius, and why is it important?

October 1, 2020
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Choose the Right Hose for Your Application

There are thousands of options for your hydraulic and industrial hose choices. Identifying, specifying, and choosing the correct hose for your application is paramount to making sure you receive a safe assembly suitable for your application.

September 29, 2020
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Should I Choose Hydraulic Adapters Over Black Pipe?

Since the early days of plumbing, black pipe fittings have been common in both residential and industrial applications. Widely available and easily recognizable, these fittings are often used in hydraulic applications that could benefit from using a hydraulic adapter instead.

September 28, 2020
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What do you call this thing?

If you’re new to hydraulic fittings, or even if you’ve been in the industry for decades, you’ve heard hydraulic fittings called by several names. Some of those names are accurate, some of them...not so much. So, which terms are correct, what do all these acronyms mean, and what should I call these things?

September 22, 2020
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