In the former piece, we learn the correct installation of hydraulic hose. You should pay attention to the length and bending radius. Avoid the twist is also important. This time, let’s talk about how to protect your hydraulic hose.
The solution that the hose should bend in multiple planes
The settlement of hose is normally after the design work, thus it’s hard to find an excellent routine. Generally, redirect the hose can avoid multiple-plane bend. If this doesn’t work, you should install a clamp between the 2 bends to reserve enough length, then to release the tension from steel wire reinforcement. The length is depend on the quality of hose, bend degree and condition of steel wire. Therefore, you have to make a special design to different factors.
Use a hose conveyor
Besides abrasion and twist, the hose will break if it can’t adapt the movement of equipment. For example, if connect to moving hydraulic cylinder, the length and settlement should be proper to avoid the bend larger than the recommended. There will be linear motion when hoses close to each other. Therefore, you should use a hose conveyor to keep the hose neat and avoid twist and the abrasion among them. Some special types of conveyor can keep the hose away from abrasion, chemicals and high temperature.
Absorb extra protection
According to the research and analyze, 80% of the hydraulic hose failure is caused by external abrasion. While the abrasion is mainly among the hose and other equipment or ground. For such occasion, you can install clamps on the hose to avoid the straight connection. The clamp should be tight to keep the hose fixed. But it should not be too tight because it will influence the normal use of hydraulic hose.
For further protect, you can use protecting sleeve. Here suggest you the PP spiral guard. The guard can effectively protect hose from abrasion and impact. Besides, it is resistant to acid, oil and other solvents. In general, the lifespan of hydraulic hose can be prolonged at least 40%.
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