Hydraulic Hose & Fittings
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H.S. White offers many hydraulic hose options for multiple applications from industrial and agriculture to marine and automotive, with high-pressure and high-temperature hydraulic hose products available in a wide range of pressure ratings, materials, and styles. Additionally, we offer in-house pressure testing up 37,000 PSI.
All H.S. White hydraulic hoses meet or exceed SAE specifications.
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A hydraulic hose is a special type of hose designed to convey hydraulic fluid to or among other hydraulic components, including valves, tools and actuators. Hydraulic hose is typically flexible and reinforced, making it workable enough to bend around corners and fit in tight spaces, but also strong enough to operate at high pressures, all while properly containing hydraulic fluid. Because of their superior resistance to heat, oil, and abrasion, hydraulic hoses can also be used on trucks, buses, and large diesel-powered vehicles.
The primary purpose of a hydraulic hose is to move pressurized fluid within a hydraulic system to transmit force or energy to a point of application. These hoses are capable of converting relatively low pressure into tons of output pressure with high precision and accuracy.
Hydraulic hoses come in a multitude of styles and materials suited to the requirements of a wide range of applications. From agriculture and manufacturing to heavy equipment operations, we carry a wide variety of hydraulic hoses and fittings suited to your application.
Industries that regularly use hydraulic hoses include:
- Mining: drills, excavators, hauler trucks, and longwall miners
- Manufacturing: assembly lines, mills, forklifts and presses
- Agriculture: harvesters, combines, tractors and tillage equipment
- Construction: mixers, excavators, loaders, cement trucks, rollers, scrapers, backhoes, and bulldozers
- Automotive: production lines and service
- Oil & Gas: drill rigs, fluid transfer systems and cranes
- Power Generation
Fluid – can be almost any liquid. The most common hydraulic fluids contain specially compounded petroleum oils that lubricate and protect the system from corrosion.
Reservoir – acts as a store house for the fluid and a heat dissipater.
Hydraulic Pump – converts the mechanical energy into hydraulic energy by forcing hydraulic fluid, under pressure, from the reservoir into the system.
Hydraulic Valves – control pressure, direction, and the flow rate of the hydraulic fluid.
Actuator – converts the hydraulic energy into mechanical energy to do work. An actuator can be a rotary hydraulic motor or a hydraulic cylinder. Hydraulic motors and cylinders are used on agricultural, construction and industrial equipment.
Filter – removes unwanted contaminants from the fluid.
Hose or Tubing Fluid Lines – transport hydraulic fluid from the pump through the hydraulic system.
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There are 3 major components within all hydraulic hoses. Each hose consists of a tube, reinforcement, and a cover.
Tube: The tube must be specially compounded to chemically resist any adverse effects of the fluid flowing through it. It must also be resistant to corrosion, deterioration, and the effects of extreme temperatures.
I.D.: The Inside Diameter of the tube is the key measurement of hose size. It must provide the proper volume of liquid for the specific application. For an SAE specification hose, the smaller the ID of the tube, the higher the pressure it can handle.
Reinforcement: The reinforcement is the muscle of all hydraulic hoses and determines the working pressure of the hose. It will either be a braid or spiral wrap and is made from natural fibers, synthetic materials, or wire. Some hoses have a reinforcement that is a combination of fiber and wire or multiple layers of wires or spiral layers.
Cover: The cover protects the tube and reinforcement from heat, abrasion, corrosion and environmental deterioration. It can be made from synthetic rubber, fiber braids or a combination of both.
Synthetic rubber covers are more resistant to abrasion than textile-braid covers. Textile-braid covers are preferred when gases are present because gases migrating through the hose will not cause a textile-braid cover to blister or separate from the tube. however, textile-braid covers can trap oil, dirt and other contaminants which shorten the hose lifespan.
The rated working pressure of a hydraulic hose is the maximum pressure at which the hose can be used. It must not be exceeded in any application.
Burst pressure is not a working pressure rating, it is a safety value to cover pressure surges.
Most hydraulic hoses are built to certain standards which set general guidelines regarding construction, tolerances and minimum performance ratings among others.
SAE, EN, and ISO specifications set specific requirements concerning size, tolerances, and minimum performance characteristics for each major hose type.
- SAE (SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS)
- USCG (US COAST GUARD)
- EN (EUROPEAN NORM)
- ISO (INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ORGANIZATION)
- JSAE (JAPAN)
- JASO (JAPAN)
- JIS (JAPAN
Hydraulic Hose Assemblies
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Our hydraulic hoses provide optimal levels of abrasion resistance in either high-pressure or low-pressure options, ready to convey fluids in a variety of applications. Hydraulic hoses can be used anywhere in a hydraulic system that requires a flexible connection between two fluid ports delivering hydraulic fluid to a machine’s components, providing energy to the machine. A hydraulic hose can allow torque, flexibility and elasticity in tool arm movement that is unavailable with tubes or pipes.
The three main types of fluid that will pass through a hydraulic hose include Petroleum Oil, Synthetic Oil, and Liquid with high-water content. Additional compatibility requirements include internal and external temperatures and pressures.
Be sure to choose the correct type of hydraulic hose fitting for your industrial needs. We have a wide variety of fittings for numerous hydraulic applications. We offer complete assemblies with pressure burst testing available.
To ensure you are choosing the correct hose for your application, please use our S.T.A.M.P.E.D. tool.