Flexible Hose Reduces Fitting Requirements

Gates recommends its EFG6K MegaSys six-spiral wire hydraulic hose for high-pressure, high-impulse applications on underground mining equipment, where its superior flexibility reduces the need for bent tube fittings. To lower inventory requirements, the hose is engineered with a 6,000-psi (41,368-kPa) pressure rating in all sizes. An optional MegaTuff super-tough hose cover offers 300 times the abrasion resistance of standard hose covers. EFG6K MegaSys hose is designed to meet all of the requirements of SAE 100R15, the performance requirements of EN 856 4SP and EN 856 4SH, and it has a MSHA 2G Flame Resistance Acceptance Designation. The environmentally friendly Nitrile tube is compatible with biodegradable hydraulic fluids, including polyolester, polyglycol and vegetable oil, as well as standard petroleum-based fluids. A new, color-coded layline treatment, used exclusively for MegaSys hoses, makes Gates hoses easy to identify in stock and in service.


As featured in Womp 2011 Vol 03 - www.womp-int.com