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The Best of Both Thermoplastic & Rubber Worlds

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 9:49am

Parker M8Parker Hannifin has designed its M8- E-Z Flex® hybrid hose to incorporate the best of thermoplastic and rubber hose constructions, offering a hose robust enough to handle high-pressure applications without compromising flexibility. According to the company, the E-Z Flex hose additionally offers:

  • 2-wire braid construction with 4-spiral wire hose performance, allowing a tighter bend radius and easier handling.  
  • The ability to handle synthetic and water-based fluids longer than comparable hoses, minimizing in-service problems and maximizing service life.  
  • A 4-inch bend radius for a 5/8-inch inner diameter compared to competing rubber hoses of the same size that need at least 8 inches.  
  • A low volumetric expansion as a result of mechanical bonding, rather than chemical bonding.  
  • Clean tubes that reduce the need for expensive cleaning/flushing of hose assemblies.
  • A lighter weight, making is easier to route.  

www.parker.com

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