The 3 most common connection methods for hydraulic fittings

The 3 most common connection methods for hydraulic fittings

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Hydraulic fittings are designed to connect tubing, pipe, and hose to various components used within the hydraulic system, such as valves, cylinders, or pumps. They provide a tightly sealed connection, prevent leakage, maintain a safe level of pressure, and direct the flow of hydraulic fluid. Permanent fittings tend to be […]

How to Crimp a Hydraulic Hose in 8 Easy Steps

How to Crimp a Hydraulic Hose in 8 Easy Steps

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This article was contributed by Robert McDonald, buyer/product specialist, Stainless Hose Fittings, Inc. Once you have determined the hose and crimp fitting follow these next steps: Step 1. Measure and cut the hose Measure the length of the hose that you need and cut it to the necessary size with […]

How to meet military specification (MIL-SPEC) stainless-steel fitting requirements

How to meet military specification (MIL-SPEC) stainless-steel fitting requirements

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What is MIL-SPEC?   The U.S. Department of Defense created MIL-SPEC standardization so that hardware and components being supplied to them are reliable, uniform, maintainable, repairable, and compatible. These parts undergo a rigorous, and costly, testing procedure to attain the stringent MIL-SPEC designation.   Who adheres to these standards and […]

Harbour Group’s Stainless Hose Fittings Acquires OmegaOne

Harbour Group’s Stainless Hose Fittings Acquires OmegaOne

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ST. LOUIS, January 3, 2022 – SHF, Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired AMFM, Inc., which does business as OmegaOne, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. OmegaOne, based in Willoughby, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of metal […]

NPT and NPTF Thread Connections: What’s the Difference?

NPT and NPTF Thread Connections: What’s the Difference?

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Should you be using an NPT connection or an NPTF connection? You know that tapered threads make your pipe connections stronger and more resistant to leaks. And you also know that that there are essentially two types of tapered pipe threads: National Pipe Thread (NPT) and National Pipe Thread Fuel […]