Compact Spiral hose offers multiple advantages over conventional hose

New Compact Spiral hose from Parker Hannifin Corporation offers 5,000- and 6,000-psi hose performance in a compact design to deliver greater routing, installation, size, weight, and service life advantages compared with conventional SAE spiral hose.

New 787TC (5,000-psi) and 797TC (6,000-psi) Compact Spiral hose is available in sizes -8, -10, -12, and -16. Both hose lines will be extended at a future date to include larger sizes.

Features of this patent-pending hose include:

  • Greater flexibility, smaller outer diameter (OD), tighter bend radius — For Compact Spiral, Parker engineered a new high-performance inner tube that made it possible to refine, redesign, and reduce overall hose construction. Compact Spiral has half the bend radius and a nearly 30% smaller OD than conventional SAE spiral hose. It also requires a third less effort to bend.

    As a result, bends can begin sooner. This reduces the total amount of hose needed by 20%-55% depending on the application. Compact Spiral is also easier to route and install. More hose can also be routed into tight quarters where larger-diameter, less-flexible hoses would not fit. Furthermore,users can “jump up” to a larger hose size to achieve better flow characteristics for their hydraulic system while maintaining an OD similar to the smaller hose previously installed.

  • Longer performance life — Compact Spiral hose has been successfully tested to 2,000,000 impulse cycles, which is two times the ISO 18752-DC standard and four times the SAE requirement. This equates to longer service life in nearly all applications, particularly those where many repeat cycles occur within a short timeframe.

  • Less weight — Compact Spiral weighs up to 26% less than standard spiral hose. This weight reduction can lead to fuel savings for equipment with many hydraulic hoses. Shipping and packaging costs are also reduced.

Visit www.parker.com to learn more.

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