When it comes to producing hydraulic hose assemblies in-house, you need to be sure you’re covering all your bases to avoid downtime, or even worse – injury.
First, you need to figure out what hose or hoses are required for your assembly. You can find the proper hose for a piece of equipment you will need based on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) number found on the lay line of the hose, which will look something like SAE100R16, for example. To match your SAE number with the hose you will need, you can find the hose interchange table here on page 57-1.
No SAE number? No problem.
If you see an EN number, this is the European equivalent of an SAE number and can also be used to find the proper replacement hose for your equipment.
These written specifications govern the minimum pressure and dimensional requirements of the hose, regardless of the manufacturer. A higher-pressure hose can be used if needed, but a lower-pressure hose could result in a catastrophic failure.
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