Today’s hydraulic hose is tougher than ever. Manufacturers now offer a wide variety of extra-tough cover materials that resist chemicals, heat, sunlight, and abrasion. But in some of the most demanding applications, providing more protection can extend the hose life even further. That’s where hose sleeves come in.

Hose sleeves provide an extra barrier of protection from environments that can cause premature failure of hose. In some cases, as with hose protection sleeves from Essentra Components, Forest Park, Ill., this barrier can also help protect personnel. If small leaks occur in a high-pressure hose, Essentra sleeves help contain the leak. Mine-Safety Approved TSL is made of a Polyamide 6, a tough, synthetic fabric that is dense enough to contain oil, yet lightweight. The TSL easily slides over hose assemblies while the TQS series has a hook-and-loop seam that is ideal for field installation and adjustment.

Also offered are Nylon 22 cinch straps and hanging cinch straps. Cinch straps act as a belt for bundling hoses together, and the hanging version has a grommet so one or more hoses can be supported from or attached to an adjacent structure. Delrin or Nickel-plated steel buckles with hook-and-loop fasteners allow just enough tension to hold the hose assembly securely. When secured to a structure the hanging version can also be used as an adjustable alternative to hose clamps.

For more information on Essentra Components hose protection call (800) 847-0486 or go to www.essentracomponents.com. Visit Essentra at IMTS Booth W2222.