How is a hydraulic hose made?

Making a hydraulic hose requires a great deal of expertise. This specialised part is crucial in keeping a wide range of machines running properly. Precise steps must be followed when creating a hydraulic hose to ensure the equipment functions as intended.

How to make a hydraulic hose the CHRONO Flex way

Making and installing hydraulic hoses on site is at the heart of what we do at CHRONO Flex. Here are the key stages in the process our technicians use to create high-quality hydraulic hoses:

1. Assessing the situation

Assessing the situation involves gathering all the relevant information about what needs to be done, in particular the characteristics of the defective hydraulic hose.

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2. Securing the site

One of the most important things about working on site is taking appropriate safety precautions. All of our technicians have to keep themselves and anyone else in the area safe. At CHRONO Flex, our technicians are required to set up a safety plan before taking any further steps.

3. Removing the used hose

Once the area is safe, the CHRONO Flex technician removes the defective hydraulic hose.

4. Establishing what new hose is needed

To make a new hose, you need to know the various characteristics and measurements required such as length, calibre, diameter and hose material (find about more about choosing a hydraulic hose).

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5. Cutting the new hose

When the size of the new tube has been determined, the tubing needs to be cut with a saw.

Cutting the hose


6. Crimping the hose

The crimping stage attaches the different parts of the hydraulic hose together. The tube, sleeve and fitting have to be joined together.

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7. Cleaning the hydraulic hose

The hose needs to be cleaned in order to remove anything that could obstruct the tube. Once the part is clean, it’s ready to be installed.

8. Installing a new hose

The new hose is now finished and ready to be put into position on the machine.

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9. Testing the machine

It’s essential to test the machine to ensure that it’s operating correctly and that the hydraulic hose is reliable.

10. Call-out report

At CHRONO Flex, our hydraulic hose specialists give clients a full report of their work, including the nature of the problem, time spent on site, data on the new part and a photo of the defective part.

It takes a lot more than guesswork to choose the right hose. Calling in CHRONO Flex gives you the benefit of our technical expertise, plus all the necessary tools and parts to hand. We’re here to help, whether a hose on one of your machines has suddenly ruptured or your equipment simply needs some maintenance. Our technicians cover the whole of France, and each has a fully equipped mobile workshop (featuring a crimper, a stripper and more) and can advise you about tailor-made hoses.

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