Reading the working pressure printed on a hydraulic hose can be misleading — often times, it is the

fitting that limits the working pressure of the assembly. Coming to the rescue is a free 33- 2 22-in. poster

from Dixon Valve & Coupling Co., Chestertown, Md. The poster contains useful information on the components that make up hose assemblies, including the coupling, clamp, ferrule, and hose. The easy-to-follow format allows users to make pressure recommendations for entire hose assemblies.

The Hose Assembly Pressure Chart is the result of years of experience and testing, and covers the most common combinations of hose, fittings, and clamps. Dixon notes that for combinations not listed on the chart, the company's engineers can provide specific recommendations.

To receive a free copy of the poster, call (800) 355-1991