Parker Hannifin Corp. designed its family of bonded rubber hydraulic hose, the Twin Tough bonded hose line, to eliminate the labor and material costs required to manually bundle two separate hoses using tie straps or plastic sleeves. The first two products available within the line are the 451TC Twin Tough and 471TC Twin Tough hoses.
According to Parker, studies show that it can take from 20 to 30 minutes to tie-wrap, or sleeve and heat-shrink, a 50-foot conventional dual-hose assembly as compared to its Twin Tough line of bonded hose that comes ready to use. Additionally, by eliminating the tie straps, Parker says it Twin Tough hose won’t snag on workers or objects at the work site.
Because abrasion resistance is critical where these hoses are used, both Twin Tough hoses are engineered with the Parker Tough Cover (TC) abrasion-resistant cover, which the company says provides 80 times more abrasion resistance than standard rubber hose. Designed specifically for the tough work environments regularly encountered in the hydraulic tool world, both Twin Tough hoses are built to provide long-lasting durability for extended field operation. The smooth finish on the cover helps prevent dirt buildup, making the Twin Tough hose easy to clean, according to Parker.
Applications of the 451TC and 471TC Twin Tough hoses include hydraulic tools used within the railroad maintenance-of-way, utility truck, rescue/emergency, road and highway construction markets, as well as industrial hose reels and over-the-sheave use on material handling equipment such as forklifts.
Designed for maximum bendability, Parker’s 451TC and 471TC Twin Tough hoses each feature a one-half SAE 100R1 / 100R2 minimum bend radius, facilitating easier handling and coiling on the job site. The Twin Tough hose is available in 25- and 50-foot lengths.
The 451TC Twin Tough bonded hose features a 3,000 pounds-per-square-inch constant working pressure in -6 (3/8-inch) and -8 (1/2-inch) sizes; one-wire braided construction; and an abrasion-resistant cover. The 471TC Twin Tough bonded hose features a 5,000 PSI in -6 (3/8-inch) size and 4,250 PSI in -8 (1/2-inch) size; two-wire braided construction; and an abrasion-resistant cover.
For more information, go to www.parkerhose.com.