Failed hose assemblies are responsible for significant economic losses due to collateral damage, negative environmental effects, lost productivity, and compromised safety. One of the best ways to ensure your hose assemblies remain safe and functional is through parallel routing.
Within the machine envelope, your hydraulic hose assemblies should run parallel and follow the specific contours of the application whenever possible. This requires some foresight, as parallel routing can only be achieved with proper clamping and a well-planned layout. We recommend studying the port positions on your components and carefully planning the location of heat exchangers, valves, and filters to keep the lines parallel.
In addition to safety, parallel routing your hose assemblies can save your operations money in a number of ways. For example, by parallel routing your hoses, you can minimize the number of sharp bends, reduce the numbers of adapters used, make the machine more serviceable, and protect your hose lines from damage caused by external forces.
When developing a new machine, or adding hose assemblies to an existing one, always make sure your components are spaced far enough apart. This will ensure there is enough room for adapters and fittings on the connecting hoses, so they can lie parallel to the machinery.
One of our goals at HOSER is to help you maintain your hose assemblies, so your operations continue to run well and profitably. Find out more about enhancing the safety and functionality of your hose assemblies by contacting us today.