Using Parker Parflex hoses? Read this!
Changes are scheduled for January 2017.
In March 2014, Parflex launched their global 56 series (read our earlier blog on that) which became the preferred fitting used on the majority of Parker Parflex hoses. Parflex still offers fitting series 55, 58, 58H and 57 series, but that is about to change, along with hose consolidation affecting about a dozen Parflex hose series.
Parflex Fittings Consolidation
In an effort to reduce the complexity of their offering, Parflex has decided to discontinue the 55, 58, 58H, and 57 series fittings and launch a new CG series. This change will be taking place on January 1, 2017.
Parflex Hose and Fitting Pairing After January 1, 2017
|HOSE SERIES||SIZES||APPROVED FITTINGS||NOTE|
|510A||3, 4, 5, 6, 8||56|
|518D||3, 4, 5, 6, 8||56|
|526BA||3, 4, 6||CG|
|538DM||4, 6, 8, 10||56|
|53DM||4, 6, 8, 10||56|
|560TJ||ALL||56||New Crimp Die Required|
|563TJ||ALL||56||New Crimp Die Required|
|575X||3, 4, 6, 12, 16||CG|
|575XN||8||CG||New Crimp Die Required|
|580N||4, 6||-||Discontinued, use 520N|
|580N||8, 10, 12, 16||56|
|588N||4, 6||-||Discontinued, use 528N|
|588N||8, 10, 12, 16||56|
|590TJ||4, 6, 8||56||New Crimp Die Required|
|590TJ||12, 16||43||New Crimp Die Required|
|594TJ||4, 6||56||New Crimp Die Required|
|594TJ||8, 10||43||New Crimp Die Required|
|D6R||ALL||56||New Crimp Die Required|
|H6||4, 6, 8||56|
|H6||5, 10, 12||HY|
|HFS2R||ALL||56||New Crimp Die Required|
|HFSR||ALL||56||New Crimp Die Required|
|HTB||6, 8, 10, 12, 16||43|
|M8||6, 8, 10||43|
|R6||4, 6, 8, 10, 12||HY|
|SLH||8, 12, 16||HY|
All size (-2) 57 series fittings will be converted over to 56 series starting on 1/1/2017. This is a name change only, no new dies are required and there is no change to fitting dimensions.
Same crimp dies are used on the above hoses with 56 series and CG fittings. The hoses that will need new crimp dies have been redesigned to accept either 56 or CG fittings. Crimpsource has been updated on all these hoses to show the proper crimp dies. PFD will soon be launching a new hose/crimp die chart sheet to help show the changes.
Discontinued Parflex Hoses as of January 1, 2017
Parflex will also discontinue nine series of current hoses and some sizes of another five series. See the table below for the full list and recommended replacements. The discontinued hoses will still be available as specials, which means they will have to be quoted and will have longer lead times. These changes will also take place on 1/1/2017.
|DISCONTINUED HOSE||REPLACEMENT HOSE|
|580N, sizes 4 & 6||520N|
|588N, sizes 4 & 6||528N|
|573X, size 16||575X|
|593||Available as Special|
|590, size 10||H6 or 594TJ|
|590, size 3||575|
Source: Parker Parflex Division, Product Change Notice PPB-206, 09/28/2016.
Posted by Marek Bobik