Introduction to Hydraulic Hose Pipes And Connections Hydraulic equipment (and therefore hoses) are used extensively in all manner of heavy industries such as manufacturing, construction, power generation, gas drilling and maintenance industries. Since hydraulic systems have been found to be so useful to do any number of lifting and moving operations, a large number and variety of highly efficient machines have been developed around this technology. However, since the pressure of the liquid carried can be so high and the hazards many, it’s important that hose quality and condition is given great consideration. Let’s look a little closer at the components involved: Hydraulic Hose Hydraulic hose pipes are most often manufactured in rubber, thermoplastic or Teflon and are expected to carry fluid under very high pressure. Depending on your brand and the specification of your equipment, the hose will vary in size and material. So will the couplings, adaptors, valves and other fittings that will need to be stringently checked for them to perform at their best. Staple Adaptors A staple adaptor is simply a u-bend made of steel. It’s typically used to connect two pieces of hose that need to connect well enough to take the high pressure of hydraulic fluid. Each piece may have a male and a female coupling on each end and they will connect to the staple lock of a staple adaptor. An example of use is in environments such as oil drilling, mining and tunnelling which are very hazardous and staple adaptors need to be reliable and well fitted. Rotary Staple Couplings Bore mining is an industry where hydraulic hose comes into its own. It has to be able to carry hydraulic fluid at incredibly high pressures in order to power the equipment involved. This type of work will also involve a lot of vibration and therefore the hose needs to be able to move in order to reduce torsional stress whilst being well connected. We don’t suppose that you’ll be using your Hydra Products Hydrualic power packs for any bore mining soon, but it’s still interesting to look into how hydraulics are used in other industries, don’t you think? What industry do you use your Hydra Products in?