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Hose Maintenance: Avoiding Line Breakdown

When it comes to keep your product line moving, hydraulic hoses can make or break your productivity. Most machinery requires these hoses to function, yet they are notorious for breaking, splitting and tearing. A lost hose is a common cause of a line breakdown, stopping everything until the hose is replaced. While hoses do have a finite lifetime, there are ways to extend their use and reduce breakdowns due to hose failure with preventive maintenance.

Prevent Outside Damage

One of the leading causes of hose failures is cuts or abrasion from exterior sources. If you check your hoses regularly and notice splices or damage to the outside of the hose, consider adding protection for the hose. A metal sleeve can protect the hose, extending the life and reduce the chance of exterior damage.

Replace Brackets and Clamps

Often hoses wear quickly due to missing brackets or dysfunctional clamps. It is important to inspect hoses and hardware routinely to detect any issues. If the clamps or brackets are not performing, the hose will be exposed to friction and movement that can reduce the amount of cycles.

Use Quality Hoses and Fittings

Often the reason hoses breakdown quicker than needed is due to using fitting and hoses of poor quality or from various suppliers. Finding a top-notch supplier that can provide both your hoses and fitting to ensure they mesh well can extend the lifecycle of your hoses.

In short, performing some visual inspections routinely to replace broken or worn parts, along with using quality hoses and the right hardware can help prevent breakdowns on your production line. Stick to a regular schedule of hose maintenance and you can improve your productivity for higher revenue.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113


Discharge Hoses

Discharge hoses are mostly used in plant operations to carry out materials such as water, sand, and waste. It is highly important that a plant have the proper discharge hoses and well as the proper fitting of the hoses for their operations. There are all sizes and lengths available for discharge hoses and a professional manufacturer can assist operation managers in choosing the hoses that are needed. 

It is important to realize that there are many factors involved in choosing the correct hose for the specific needs of each plant or commercial facility. Perhaps the best method in choosing a proper discharge hose is to use the “STAMPED” method – Size, Temperature, Application, Material being conveyed, Pressure, Ends, & Delivery. Knowing these factors, will allow an expert staff supplier to lead buyers in the right direction. The size of a discharge hose depends on the application that it will be used for. Discharge hoses are used in various industries such as construction, marine, industrial, mining, agriculture, and municipal. Knowing the working pressures (low, medium, or high) for the specific application is necessary so that the purchased hose will withstand application uses. Custom discharge hoses are made with the specifications of buyers and can be purchased in bulk. 

Finding a reliable supplier of discharge hoses with a quick turn around is important to plant operations. An experienced supplier can help you find exactly what type and size discharge hose you need for a particular application. Custom discharge hoses can be made for those needing hoses with specific diameters and lengths, so finding the most reliable and reputable supplier is essential.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113

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