When attaching fittings to low-pressure or high-pressure hydraulic hoses, there are lots of options. Industrial fittings can be attached using pre-formed band clamps, crimpable sleeves, crimpable ferrules, or worm drive clamps, just to name a few. Different fittings are used with hydraulic hose assemblies based upon the requirements of the application. For example, a worm drive clamp would be perfect for a low-pressure application, while a crimpable sleeve clamp is more appropriate for high-pressure hydraulic hoses.
Knowing which hydraulic hose couplings, fittings, and clamps are best for your hydraulic hose assemblies can be challenging. This is why many professionals will outsource their hydraulic hose needs to a Greater Fall River industrial supply like Metro Industrial & Marine Supply in New Bedford. We have a variety of items in stock that you can use for all of your hydraulic hose and assembly needs.
Hydraulic Hose Clamps
If you don’t have the proper type of attachment for your hydralic hose, it won’t perform the way you need it to perform. This is why so many of our customers come to Metro Industrial & Marine Supply. We can create custom solutions for hydraulic hose assemblies, providing all of the necessary hydraulic hose couplings, clamps, and fittings based on your unique needs. Each industrial, agricultural, or commercial application is different, so it is a real advantage to be able to get custom hydraulic hose assemblies made while you wait.
- The Worm Drive Clamp – This is one of the most basic methods used to attach fittings to a length of hydraulic hose. Perfect for low-pressure applications, these clamps are usually very cheap and simple to install. While these clamps cannot be used for high-pressure situations, they can be used in an emergency repair in some cases until custom hydraulic hose assemblies can be brought in for a replacement.
- The Band Clamp – These clamps can be used for low-pressure and medium-pressure applications. Easily tightened down with a hand tool or with the use of an electric device to create an even tighter seal for higher pressure situations. Not intended for use with high-pressure hydraulic hoses, these clamps are considered to be a one-time use. To remove the band clamp, it must be cut off in order to install a new one.
- The Crimpable Sleeve or Ferrule – Depending on who you talk to, this type of industrial fitting can be called either a crimpable sleeve or a crimpable ferrule. These clamps are crimped to the outside of hydraulic hose assemblies. This process creates a consistent crimp throughout the diameter of the hose, providing a much stronger connection. A higher pressure rating can be achieved by using this process and also provides a much cleaner aesthetic appearance, which is preferred by many different industries.
Other Hydraulic Fittings & Couplings
The fittings that are used for high-pressure hydraulic hoses are assembled with the use of special ferrules. These are designed specifically for use with rubber hydraulic hoses, thermoplastic hoses, and industrial hydraulic hoses. They are typically assembled as a reusable connection by screwing them onto the hydraulic hose assemblies, but they can also be attached with crimping machines for a permanent connection. At Metro Industrial & Marine Supply, we provide our customers with everything they need for low-pressure and high-pressure applications. Our Greater Fall River industrial supply can create hydraulic hose assemblies while you wait, ensuring a perfect fit for your unique needs.
Customer service is a priority at Metro Industrial & Marine Supply, and you can see it in the services that we offer to our customers. We provide same day service on most of our custom hoses and stock a wide selection of foreign adapaters, which include British, metric, and JIS. Our team offers friendly, hassle-free customer service and we even offer international shipping to customers outside the United States. We are proud to have earned a large following of repeat customers at our New Bedford store, as well as many satisfied customer referrals. When quality counts, you can rely on Metro Industrial & Marine Supply. Give us a call at 508-996-8400 or stop by our location to take advantage of same-day opportunities for custom hydraulic hose assemblies.