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The Importance of Maintaining Your Pirtek Hoses and Assemblies

Maintaining and caring for your Pirtek hydraulic hoses and assemblies is of vital importance – especially if you’d like your equipment to perform at optimum levels for extended periods of time. Simple checks and maintenance can alert you to any defects that may have developed with your rubber hoses or hydraulic hosing. Below we’ll take a look at a few simple steps you can take to ensure your Pirtek hoses and assemblies remain in optimal operating condition for as long as possible.

Regular visual inspections are a great way of checking for faults in your hoses. If you notice bubbles, peeling, cracking, or any other visual signs of wear and tear, you should definitely consider replacing the hose as soon as possible. A burst or leaking hose will naturally have a detrimental effect on the productivity of your business and has to be attended to urgently.

Cleaning of your hydraulic system is something you need to take very seriously. Failure to properly maintain or perform regular inspections on the system will lead to damage and ultimately the failure of your assembly. This could lead to damage of other hydraulic components such as filters or pumps which can be very costly.

For more information regarding hydraulic hoses and how you can effectively maintain them in optimal working condition, get in touch with the team at Pirtek today. Our consultants are always on hand to assist you with any queries or questions about our business or offerings.

Who to Contact for Repairs and Maintenance to Hydraulic & Industrial Hoses

The following piece will take a look at our maintenance department and why you should get in touch with them for upkeep to your Hydraulic & Industrial Hoses. Here at Pirtek, we offer a comprehensive maintenance solution for all of your fluid transfer needs. While most businesses across South Africa are familiar with our outstanding range of products, many aren’t aware that we provide a full follow-up and maintenance service.

By opting to have your rubber hoses, hydraulic hoses and all your other Pirtek products maintained and serviced by our team, you’re significantly reducing the chance of a loss of productivity as a result of down time. This includes flushing out, cleaning and thorough inspection of your hose assembly prior installation. This process allows us to remove any foreign contaminants which may be present in the hose assemblies. Failure to remove these contaminants can result in serious issues with your hydraulic system down the line.

Our vastly experienced team of maintenance professionals are equipped with all the knowledge and tools required to effectively maintain your hose systems.

Get in touch with our maintenance team today to learn more about how you can extend the life of your Pirtek hydraulic and industrial hose. We look forward to assisting you with any queries and questions you may have regarding any of our fantastic products or services.

Why Buying Cheap Hoses Could Cost your Company in the Long Run

Cheaply produced pressure hoses can fail after very little use. It is therefore important that you invest in the best possible options for your machinery – in order to avoid mechanical failure and unnecessary costs associated with maintenance and repair. The following piece will take a closer look at why purchasing cheap pressure hoses can cost your business in the long run.

Damaged hoses can essentially lead to mechanical failure

Machinery and equipment which makes use of industrial hoses and hydraulic hoses rely on these fluid transfer vessels in order to operate optimally. The premature failure of these hoses can lead to the mechanical failure of your equipment, leading to massive costs down the line. Investing in quality Pirtek hoses can increase the longevity of your machinery and equipment, thus saving you time and money, while keeping productivity up.

Purchasing a hose that isn’t specifically designed to work in certain conditions can prove quite detrimental

Cheap, low quality hoses are often not designed to work under certain conditions. For example, a hose that is constantly exposed to high temperatures will need to be specifically engineered to perform under those conditions. If not, then such items will, in all likelihood, not last very long compared to reputable counterparts. Failure can cause machine damage and possibly even lead to injuries or fatalities. Pirtek is a supplier that stocks a vast range of hoses, all designed for specific applications and operating conditions.

Contact the team at Pirtek today to learn more about our extensive selection of pressure hoses.

4 environmental factors that can cause industrial rubber hoses to deteriorate

Rubber hoses and industrial hoses need proper care and maintenance in order to last a long time. While any hose will deteriorate over time, there are certain environmental factors that can contribute to this deterioration. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that you have a long service life from your hydraulic or industrial hose:

Storage temperature

Your supplier or a technical consultant specialising in hoses will be able to advise you on the recommended temperature limits for your specific hose. It is important to make sure that you do not store the hose in an area that exceeds these temperature limits. Rain or excessive humidity can damage your hose, which is why you need to store it in a place that is cool and dry. Make sure that the temperature within the storage unit or workshop does not exceed 38°C.

Insects and rodents

Insects and rodents can wreak havoc on your rubber hose or industrial hose. Make sure that there are no insects and rodents in the areas where you use or store your hose.

Heaters and electrical equipment

Do not use or store the hose near heaters or other electrical equipment as this can damage the hose.

Fumes, radioactivity, oils and solvents

Your hose is sensitive to both natural and man-made environmental factors. Make sure that it is kept away from radioactive areas as well as areas that contain fumes, oils and solvents.

For more information about Pirtek hoses and assemblies, contact us today.

Four advantages of utilising Pirtek service centres for hydraulic and industrial hoses

Pirtek has been supplying hydraulic and industrial hoses in Africa for over 15 years and globally for over 30 years. As the go-to company for these solutions, we’ve become renowned for providing fast, affordable and effective products and services. These are the top four benefits of partnering with us:

Long-standing customer reputation

The Pirtek network has earned an enviable reputation of being able to provide high quality hydraulic and industrial hoses. We source our products from leading suppliers and offer only the best solutions at cost-effective prices. Some of our main suppliers include:

  • Bridgestone– Japan – hydraulic hose – braided and multi-spiral
  • Intertraco– Italy – hydraulic hose tails – adaptors – quick release coupling (Intertraco is a Bridgestone – aligned company
  • IVG– Italy – industrial rubber hoses/mining hoses

Quick service, 24/7

We respond rapidly to customer needs. The Pirtek team knows how critical timelines and responsiveness is to your business, which is why we are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, every week of the year.

On-site service

Pirtek provides and maintains many on site workshops within the region of Sub Saharan Africa. Some of the on-site services we provide include hose assembly and fitment, vendor managed stock, surveys of plant and equipment and in-house training of personnel on key aspects of maximising hose life.

Accreditation

Pirtek is ISO 9001:2008 compliant, which demonstrates that we take quality and customer satisfaction seriously. We have also embraced the introduction and promotion of Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) as envisaged by the government.
For more information about Pirtek hoses and assemblies, contact us today.

Replacing hydraulic hoses require expert advice and tremendous caution

Repairing and handling hydraulic hoses require tremendous caution and experience.  Always take extra precautions and use the appropriate tools to handle hydraulic hoses. Due to the excessive pressure when hydraulic hoses are under pressure, serious personal harm can be caused if handled incorrectly and or irreparable damage to your equipment.

 

Some of the precautions to be taken when handling hoses:

  • Only qualified technicians should handle hydraulic hoses.
  • Use the right tools and protective gear.
  • Always inspect your equipment before attempting to replace the hose.
  • Release the pressure within the system before attempting to remove a hose.
  • Damaged hose cannot be repaired but must be replaced.
  • Hoses must be replaced with an equal or higher pressure rating.

 

Pirtek has a fleet of mobile units capable of producing hose assemblies onsite. Our qualified Pirtek MSST (Mobile Service and Sales Technicians) undergo regular training. Pirtek is MERSETA certified training organisation. Pirtek products are manufactured to the highest international standards. Reduce down time by contacting Pirtek’s mobile service today.

 

If you would like to learn more about our hydraulic hose maintenance and replacement programs, contact Pirtek Southern Africa today.