TINY BUT TOUGH HY­DRAULINK H16 HOSE

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - MAINTENANCE PLANNING -

A TOUGH AND ver­sa­tile hy­draulic hose 30 per cent more com­pact that con­ven­tional types is be­ing used by Hy­draulink ser­vice spe­cial­ist Matt Tay­lor to rad­i­cally im­prove the safety and cost­ef­fi­cient main­te­nance of widely used lift ve­hi­cles and ac­cess equip­ment.

The H-16 two-wire hose eas­ily han­dles the pres­sures of up to 466 bar (6500psi) re­quired for a pro­fu­sion of hy­draulic hoses vi­tal to the func­tion of crane trucks and El­e­vated Work­ing Plat­forms (EWPs) en­gaged on tasks such as elec­tri­cal pole, py­lon and equip­ment main­te­nance and in­dus­trial and in­fra­struc­ture work.

“A beauty of this lat­est Hy­draulink in­no­va­tion is that you can fit more hoses into en­ergy chain struc­tures within the ve­hi­cles, where they are far more pro­tected from wear, tear and dam­age than in­di­vid­u­ally routed hoses,” say Mr Tay­lor, who is Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Hy­draulink Coffs Har­bour, Macksville and Kempsey, an area of in­tense trans­port, civil en­gi­neer­ing, elec­tri­cal and in­fra­struc­ture work.

“In­stead of hav­ing to squeeze heaps of dif­fer­ent types of hoses into lim­ited space in the en­ergy chain, we can use the one type of H-16 hose to more safely cover mul­ti­ple roles. Be­cause it is typ­i­cally 30 per cent smaller in out­side di­am­e­ter, we can get 10 hoses eas­ily into a space where pre­vi­ously it was a log jam to fit in eight.

“This com­pact high per­for­mance trans­lates into big ben­e­fits, be­cause not only can more hoses be fit­ted more eas­ily into the en­ergy chain where they are pro­tected bet­ter, but also the main­te­nance job be­comes eas­ier to do in areas that are very tight on space and de­mand­ing within cranes and EWPs. There is a whole bird’s nest of hoses and fit­tings in this equip­ment, all of which are vi­tal to its safety and func­tion. It also of­fers half the min­i­mum bend ra­dius of the tra­di­tional hose types, as well as a high abra­sion re­sis­tant ‘su­per tough’ cover. So that any­thing that makes the job eas­ier and user-friendly trans­lates straight through to big sav­ings of down­time and money,” says Mr Tay­lor, whose spe­cial­ist 3, 6 and 12-month pre­ven­ta­tive and rou­tine main­te­nance pro­grammes at­tract cus­tomers from as far afield as Bris­bane and Syd­ney.

Cus­tomers range from in­di­vid­ual con­trac­tors in­volved in agri­cul­ture and ware­hous­ing through to na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions such as elec­tric­ity dis­tri­bu­tion au­thor­i­ties, re­sources and in­fra­struc­ture groups, and hire or­gan­i­sa­tions with an ab­so­lute fo­cus on safety.

“Safety is an im­per­a­tive. If there is any­thing wrong with the hy­draulics in a lif t ve­hi­cle, users will tag it out im­me­di­ately as un­ser­vice­able and send it to us to get it right. They ap­pre­ci­ate the fact that we are on-call 24/ 7 and un­der­stand how im­por­tant prop­erly ser­viced hy­draulics are to avoid­ing down­time.

“There are heaps of things that can go wrong within the in­nards of hy­drauli­cally in­tense ma­chin­ery like lif t ve­hi­cles, so you have to know what you’re look­ing for and how to stop it hap­pen­ing. It’s not a game for mugs, safety is a se­ri­ous busi­ness,” said Mr Tay­lor.

FOR FUR­THER IN­FOR­MA­TION, PLEASE CON­TACT DANIELLA LAURENZI, GROUP MAR­KET­ING MAN­AGER, AUS­TRALIA AND NEW ZEA­LAND, HY­DRAULINK, 123 LONG ST, SMITHFIELD NSW 2164, PH 61-2-8785 4600, DANIELLA.L@HY­DRAULINK.COM.AU

HY­DRAULINK SER­VICE COM­PA­NIES SUCH AS MATT TAY­LOR’S ARE EX­PE­RI­ENCE IN DEAL­ING WITH CUS­TOMERS RANG­ING FROM MIN­ING, EN­ERGY, ELEC­TRI­CAL UTIL­I­TIES, BULK HAN­DLING AND GOV­ERN­MENT UTIL­I­TIES, THROUGH TO AGRI­CUL­TURE, CON­TRACT­ING, CON­STRUC­TION, CIVIL EN­GI­NEER­ING, IN­FRA­STRUC­TURE, HIRE GROUPS, MAN­U­FAC­TUR­ING, TRANS­PORT AND LO­GIS­TICS AND WARE­HOUS­ING.

HY­DRAULINK COFFS HAR­BOUR, MACKSVILLE AND KEMPSEY MAN­AG­ING DI­REC­TOR MATT TAY­LOR WITH ONE OF THE MANY HY­DRAULINK SER­VICE VE­HI­CLES PRO­VID­ING 24/ 7 SER­VICE ACROSS THE COUN­TRY.

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