In general the high pressure thermoplastic hoses are well known for characteristics that are normally compared to those of rubber hoses. The thermoplastic hoses have the following characteristics:
LIGHTWEIGHT – between 30-50% of that of conventional rubber hose. Reduced diameters facilitates the use of higher capacity hose reels.
REDUCED BEND RADIUS – The thermoplastic hoses ensure easier routing in restricted and small enveloped areas.
LONGER SHELF LIFE – this type of high pressure hoses will not degrade when stored under correct conditions.
MINIMAL VOLUMETRIC EXPANSION – Due to lower elongation properties of reinforcing yarn braids the thermoplastic hoses ensure reduced pressure loss, faster response time of hydraulic circuits, reduced oil / fluid consumption.
EASIER HANDLING – Generally the thermoplastic hoses are being cleaned and handled easily in the workshop. Fabric braided hoses can be cut/prepared without the need for high powered cutting equipment in some cases simple hand or blade cutting equipment can be use.
TWIN/MULTILINE – Thermoplastic hose can be bonded together as simple twin-line or in a variety of combinations of hose of differing pressures, tubes for electrical conduits or in certain
applications with electrical cables.
THERMOPLASTIC HOSES HAVE COMPACT DESIGNS – the lower elongation properties of the yarn braid reinforced products ensures minimal volumetric expansion during operation. Reducing pressure loss and optimising response time and efficiencies of hydraulic circuits and equipment.
HAVE EXTRUDED OUTER COVERS. The thermoplastic hoses have outer covers from Polyurethane or Polyester based elastomers. Available in a wide variety of colours, all cover materials for the thermoplastic hoses are UV stabilised and are highly resistant to abrasion ensuring extended service life. Cover variations include properties that are resistant to a wide range of fluids, chemicals and extremities of temperature and atmospheric conditions.
HAVE ENGINEERED INTEGRITY - the thermoplastic hoses ensure critical dimensions are continuously controlled and monitored throughout the production stages.
THERMOPLASTIC HOSES HAVE BEEN RIGOROUSLY TESTED - they have been approved with extensive range of hydraulic insert and ferrule combinations. In addition to maintaining a comprehensive program of compatibility testing with some of the leading hydraulic fitting suppliers
HAVE TUBE PROPERTIES - which are Polyester or Polyamide based elastomers offering greater versatility and compatibility with a wide range of fluids, gasses and aggressive chemicals. With minimal diffusion rates for most gaseous media.