Hydra Seals Hose and Bearings are a premium stockist of several types of hose, and in particular we specialise in Hydraulic Hose. We carry a full range of Stomil hydraulic hose. A premium quality hydraulic hose that’s manufactured in the EU and complies to relevant ISO standards.
Why use Stomil Hydraulic Hose?
Hydraulic Hose has a limited life. It’s susceptible to heat damage and like all rubber and plastic products, they degrade over time. In a previous article, we discussed the reasons why Hydraulic Seals Degrade. Stomil hose complies with all relevant standards and stomil hydraulic hoses may be used for:
– hydraulic liquids in accordance with ISO 6743-4, except for HFD R,
HFD S, HFD T (temperature range from -40°C to +100°C),
– water solutions (temperature range from -40°C to +70°C),
– water (temperature range from 0°C to +70°C),
– compressed air (temperature range from 0°C to +80°C)
Hydraulic hose construction
Hydraulic hose provides a basic means for transporting fluid from one component to another. Hose has the flexibility to bend around corners and be cut to custom lengths and runs. Hydraulic hose is constructed of several layers, made up from Rubber, teflon (PTFE) and other thermoplastics. There’s also a reinforcement layer added to the hydraulic hose, in the form of a braided wire or other metal sheet.
The inner tube needs to be flexible to allow for bending around corners and objects, and the layers material composition must be compatible with the fluid that is passing. The outer layer must be able to connect with the environmental conditions, such as weather, heat, and abrasion-resistant etc. Several items affect the products lifespan, such as kinking or flexing of the hose past the minimum bend angles, twisting, crushing or continual abrasion of the hose, and mixing incompatible hose fittings beyond manufacturers recommendations.
Selecting the Proper Hydraulic Hose
To help determine the proper hose for an application, use the acronym STAMPED – from Size, Temperature, Application, Materials, Pressure, Ends, and Delivery. Here is what to consider in each area.
Size – In order to select the proper hose size for replacement, it is important to measure the inside and outside hose diameters exactly using a precision-engineered caliper, as well as the length of the hose.
Temperature – All hoses are rated with a maximum working temperature ranges. Get these from your manufacturer.
Application – Will the selected hose meet bend radius requirements? remember that exceeding this bend radius (using a radius smaller than recommended) is likely to damage or crack the hose reinforcement and therefore reduce hose life.
Materials – It is mandatory to consult a compatibility chart to check that the tube compound is compatible with the fluid used in the system.
Pressure capabilities – Hose working pressure must always be chosen so that it is greater than or equal to the maximum system pressure, including pressure spikes.
Hose Ends – The coupling-to-hose mechanical interface must be compatible with the hose selected. Hydra Seals have many different fittings. We generally stock Tieffe fittings for all hose types. Please check out our hydraulic hose and fittings sections here. Hydra Seals also carry a wide range of hose cutting/swaging machines – click here.
Delivery – Is the hose in stock and how soon can it be delivered. What lengths are the hoses delivered in and what’s the minimal order? Do you have to pay any import duties? Do you have to wait for clearance for certification from any stautory bodies? All of our hose meets all requirements and is ready on our shelves for next day delivery.
In House Hydraulic Hose Repair Service
Glenn making up a hydraulic hose
When you place an order with Hydra Seals you can be sure you are getting expert advice on the parts you need. We have a team where the majority of our staff members have over 20 years experience in the agri spares and industrial machinery parts business and therefore business we have a great pool of knowledge to draw upon
Our team offer an fast hose repair service in Dublin. We have the ability to measure your existing hydraulic or fuel hose to match your old. We can hose crimp and any required fittings to the hose with our electric cutting and swaging machines. We also carry a wide range of hand tools from budget to high quality socket sets from Teng. We stock sealants, tread lock and a range of greases and lubricants as well has quality oil for farm machinery. We also carry Tieffe Hose Fittings range.