Among the most common components of most hydraulic circuits are the hose assemblies connecting the other components used. Like veins and arteries, they tend to be taken for granted until they go wrong.
Hose assemblies consist of a combination of hoses and fittings or connectors that are joined together to create a functional system for conveying hydraulic oil or another fluid. A hose assembly typically includes a flexible hose and the necessary end connections that allow the hose to be attached to other components or equipment involved in the hydraulic system.
The hoses used in hose assemblies can be made from various materials such as rubber, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), stainless steel, or other types of durable synthetic materials. Selecting the material used in the hoses depends on factors such as the type of fluid or gas conveyed, the temperature and pressure conditions, and the specific application requirements.
For instance, high-pressure hydraulic hose assemblies are typically made with reinforced layers of steel wire or synthetic fibers along the diameter of the hoses to provide reliable performance. Low-pressure hydraulic hose assemblies are made from relatively flexible and lightweight materials, such as synthetic rubber compounds, polyurethane, or PVC.
The end connections of a hose assembly and custom hose fittings are crucial for securely attaching the hose to other equipment, such as hydraulic pumps, valves, or tanks. These connections for hose assembly installation may include threaded swivel fittings, quick couplings, flanges, or other specialised connectors that ensure a tight seal and prevent leaks.
Hose assemblies offer flexibility in fluid transfer systems, allowing for easy installation, maintenance, and replacement when necessary. For those reasons, hose assemblies are widely used in numerous industries, including but not limited to the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and oil and gas sectors.
Custom Hose Assemblies Available from White House Products
White House Products Ltd manufactures made-to-order hose assemblies in all types of hydraulic hoses up to 2" bore. Backed up by an enormous range of thread and flange type hose fittings, we can offer reliable assemblies to replace almost every original specification option and hose length requested by our customers. So whether it be an assembly with Poclain flanges or ORFS fittings, we can do it in addition to the usual BSP, JIC/UNF, or Metric types.
When requesting a custom hose assembly with a 90- and/or 135-degree bend at both ends, please indicate the hose orientation directions relative to each other, and also whether the overall length quoted is the specific length of the hose only or the outside overall length. Please also indicate the bore, hose size and type, and the end fitting sizes and types, as accurate measurements relating to technical specifications are essential. You can also send the original assembly in for us to match, and we will provide you with a no-obligation quote before manufacture. Custom hose assemblies are non-returnable.
Contact White House Products Today
White House Products also offers bulk hose assemblies for purchase. If you have any questions about our hose assemblies or any of the other products in our catalogue, you may call us at +44 (0) 1475 742500. We’re confident that you will be satisfied with our tailor-made hose solutions.