Your livelihood depends on quality hydraulics every day. From assembly lines to construction machines, hydraulic pumps, hoses and other parts create the forces necessary to complete a project. Parker crimpers help simplify your hose-building needs.
The Crimping Dilemma
Buying manufactured hoses is the goal of most project managers. Prefabricated parts are a grab-and-go option as the workday seems to have less time for every task. However, many industries make their own hydraulic hoses at some point.
The dilemma arises when you try to fit all of the critical parts together. These components include:
- Bare hoses
If you don’t have the proper connections, the coupling cycle and hose shape won’t fit seamlessly together. Fluid leaks, and you’ll be in trouble.
In the past, you looked up compatible parts in a large book that was probably outdated. Currently, a better resource is at your disposal.
Knowing the specifications
There seems to be countless numbers of couplings, hoses and fittings. Making all parts work together is a challenge for many technicians. Using the Parker Crimpsource is an easy way to build your assembly.
Start with your crimp machine type. A drop-down menu appears with a hose style selection. Pick a coupling cycle or style next. With a final size selection, you can look at the specifications with ease.
A simple chart pops up on your screen. Explore these values of your soon-to-be-created assembly, including:
- Hose insertion
- Spacer ring
- Spacer plate
- Adapter bowl
Use the Parker Crimpsource to break down your task and simplify it. Crimping the wrong parts won’t be an issue.
Using the crimper
You’re aware of what your hydraulic system requires. The hose is the main conduit for fluid and pressure stability. Each length must have the proper fitting and coupling in order to connect to other hoses.
Using Parker crimpers makes the assembly process as easy as possible. A fitting resides inside the machine. Slide the hose into the machine. Align it to the proper depth. With the touch of a button, the machine fits the coupling onto the hose through a set of dies.
Because you used the Parker resource for sizing and matching, the hose assembly should fit perfectly into its new parts.
Checking the crimp diameter and length
Every hose assembly has a specific diameter and length. As you pull the assembly from your crimper, take a moment to measure the crimped area. The values should match up to the specifications on the Crimpsource.
If you find any discrepancy, verify the parts connected on the assembly. There may be an improper connection. The die sets make a difference too. Don’t forget to check these parts in comparison to the coupling and fitting. Every part makes an impact on the hose’s functional features.
Parker’s Crimpsource is designed to take the guesswork out of crimping. Many hoses fail because of poor, crimping standards. It’s the length and diameter that make fluid flow and safe operations possible.
Testing Out the Line
All of the specifications may be calculated at this point, but seeing the hose assembly in action is the final test. Place the hose into operation on the machine. Set your machine into action.
Observe the hose for any unusual issues, such as:
- Leaking fittings
- Bulging sections
- Loose connections
If you notice any abnormal functions, shut down the machinery and test the hose separately. There may be a slight aberration along the hose’s length. Continue to test the hose until it operates safely without any leaks. Each hose creation must take on great forces after its initial construction phase.