Here at HOSER, we know just about everything there is to know about hoses and hose fittings, including things like crimpers. Hose crimpers play a key role in the overall function of your system, so it’s important to select the right ones. In this article, our team will go over some tips for how to choose the right crimpers for your operation.
- Plastic Hose Crimpers- Plastic hose fittings have the advantage of being less prone to corrosion than other materials, but they also have the disadvantage of being weaker and less durable overall. Despite their low price, plastic hose crimpers are and remain the least popular choice for hydraulic applications due to these drawbacks.
- Brass Hose Crimpers- Another popular material for hose crimpers is brass. Brass hose fittings can accommodate pressures of up to 3000 psi, but in most cases lower pressures are recommended for best results. They are effective at temperatures between -65 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Brass fittings also provide an effective, leak-proof connection, but they are weaker and less durable than steel ones on the whole.
- Steel Hose Crimpers- Hose crimpers made of steel are the strongest and most durable of all, making them a popular option with many manufacturers. Standard carbon steel fittings can withstand temperatures between -65 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit, but steel does carry a higher price tag than other materials. If you are not sure which material is best for your hose crimpers and other fittings, we encourage you to give us a call so that you can discuss your needs with our experts.