Fluiconnecto is pleased to announce the introduction of a new line of suction and return hoses – Spirtex and Spirtex/HT.
Spirtex/K is one of the most popular and reliable hoses in Manuli’s portfolio. As part of their continuous improvement and development policy, two new hose lines have been developed. These are based on the success of the original Spirtex/K range, adding a strong set of technical specifications and a modern appearance.
Hoses which conform to SAE J517-100R4, commonly referred to as “R4 hoses”, are widely used
in hydraulic systems for suction and return lines. These applications are typically low or negative
pressure, but will often have particular demands which are not factored into the baseline R4
The new range of Spirtex and Spirtex /HT hoses from Manuli Hydraulics offer the following improvements, making them more suitable for demanding R4 applications:
- Cover compound offers a high standard of weather and ozone resistance to minimise premature aging and maximise service life
- Textile reinforcement with a helical body wire to prevent collapse in vacuum applications
- Minimum bend radius 33% better than the SAE J517-100R4 standard requirements, making it ideal for installation in restrictive spaces
In addition, the new Spirtex/HT range of hoses, recommended for OEMs, offer all the above but with higher working pressures and a significantly increased maximum operating temperature of 135°C (vs. 100°C required by the standard).
Both Spirtex and Spirtex /HT ranges have fully integrated, no-skive fitting solutions and are available in sizes from DN 19 to DN 102 (¾” to 4”). The maximum continuous length of hose available for both ranges is 60m as opposed to the 40m supplied previously.
As a result of the launch of these two new hose families, the existing Spirtex/K range will be phased out over the next few months, with orders being taken until 1st September 2019.