For the purpose of creating complete hose assemblies, more and more people prefer the method of using hose crimpers, especially since less tooling is required to complete the process. Although using hose crimpers is designed to be effective and efficient, you have to optimize the process to make sure you get the best results possible. Here are our three tips for successfully using hose crimpers:
- Accurately measure the ends of your hoses—Do not automatically assume that the hose will have the exact same outside diameter on each end. After every cut, measure each end to determine its outside diameter and figure out the appropriate hose crimpers based on size.
- Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines—When using hose crimpers, always follow the recommendations provided by the manufacturer. You should also double-check to make sure your new setting outcome is right any time you change the setting on a crimper.
- Test your hose assemblies—After installing a new hose crimper, always test your assembly to ensure the assembly will work effectively and safely. Follow the test pressure and duration recommendations provided by the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers, so you do not do damage to the assembly before putting it into full operational mode.
Using hose crimpers is never an exact science, but by following these tips, you can ensure that using crimpers enhances the operation of your hose assemblies. If you have questions or need assistance selecting hose accessories, like crimpers, contact us at Hoser, Inc.