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Hoses and crimping machines on stand at AIMEX

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Gates Australia  will unveil both a new 413 bar high-pressure 2-inch hose with a one-piece, non-skive coupling and a new 2-inch crimping machine on Stand H1088 at AIMEX.
 
The new 32EFG6K hose, an addition to Gates MegaSpiral range, is described as suited to high pressure, high impulse applications which would have previously required 2-inch rigid pipe.
 
“Equipment used in the mining industry is pushing the limits of hydraulic design with the need for more power and greater speeds,” Stephanie Papathanasiou, the company’s marketing services co-ordinator, explained
 
“Gates MegaSpiral hoses can handle this, having been tested to 1 million impulse cycles which is twice the SAE requirement and they have up to only one third the minimum SAE bend radius.”
 
Gates’ new GC32-TSi crimping machine being launched at AIMEX was distinguished by unique features such as an indexing head that rotated slightly on every crimp to ensure a consistent application of grease, Papathanasiou said.
 
This prolonged the life and accuracy of the crimper and increased maintenance intervals, she said.
 
The crimper also features a touch-pad Android tablet as the controller and user interface, using data from the Gates eCrimp website to advise the correct dies to load and automatically crimping to the correct crimp settings.
 
“The crimper can even dynamically measure and validate the final crimp dimension, with the technology helping to minimise operator error for safer, more reliable hose assemblies,” Papathanasiou said.
 
MegaSys hydraulic hose and coupling systems, described as ideal for mining applications, will be another highlight of the Gates display.
 
“They have FRAS and MSHA approval, constant pressure ranges up to 550 bar, colour-coded laylines and comprise both spiral-wire and braid-wire hose assemblies designed and tested to 1 million and 600,000 impulse cycles respectively,” Papathanasiou said.
 
Gates will also display lifeguard sleeves designed to offer line-of-sight protection against hose failure, and comprehensive power transmission belts, including synchronous belt drives that can replace roller chain drives and industrial v-belts constructed from high-tech materials such as EPDM.

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