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Vince Lockwood

Marketing Administrator and Graphic Designer at Hose & Fittings, Etc. since 2011.

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High Pressure Stainless Steel Fittings for Extreme Temperatures

Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 02:08 PM / by Vince Lockwood posted in technical

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Posted by Vincent Lockwood 

Corrosive environments and extreme temperatures, high or low, present challenges for everyday fittings, especially in high-pressure applications. JIC fittings in larger sizes do not provide an adequate pressure rating, and O-rings in ORFS connections are susceptible to erosion. Extreme environments require extreme solutions.  

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Cylinder Identification | Hydraulic and Pneumatic Cylinders

Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 12:03 PM / by Vince Lockwood posted in technical

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A cylinder attached to your equipment has broken down and needs to be repaired or replaced. Before you can get it fixed, however, you will need to identify the type of cylinder that you have. If you’re lucky, you will be able to find a part number and other OEM information located somewhere on the cylinder body. From there, a Google search will most likely lead you to a distributor who can sell you a replacement, or at least parts to fix the broken cylinder.

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Brewery Hose and Washdown Hose

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 @ 04:35 PM / by Vince Lockwood posted in product update

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Brewery Hose

With the recent explosion in demand for craft beer has come an equal explosion in demand for the equipment that helps produce it. Parker is doing its part in the craft beer revolution by providing the SS200 Series Brewers Discharge Hose.

 

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Thread Identification for Brake Lines

Fri, Mar 30, 2012 @ 04:48 PM / by Vince Lockwood posted in maintenance, technical, automotive

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Brake Line Thread Identification: What it Entails

Thread identification means learning the thread size and pitch. The thread size is determined by the outside diameter of the male thread, or the inside diameter of the female thread. Pitch refers to the distance from one thread groove to the next (measured from crest to crest).

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Brake Line | Fitting Identification How-to

Fri, Mar 30, 2012 @ 04:43 PM / by Vince Lockwood posted in maintenance, technical, automotive

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When replacing your brake lines, the replacement brake hose assembly does not need to look exactly the same as the original brake line, but make sure that the brake lines (especially the new brake hose fittings) will fit the surrounding area where they will be installed. Sometimes the brake hose fitting can interfere with another part of your brakes. Pay attention to any tight spots when removing your brake lines and communicate any restrictions to the vendor who will be fabricating your replacement brake lines.

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7 Most Common Crimping Mistakes

Tue, Dec 06, 2011 @ 10:18 AM / by Vince Lockwood posted in news, technical, safety

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7 Most Common Crimping Mistakes

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