Parker's Parflex Division is Consolidating Fittings

Posted by Marek Bobik on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 12:15 PM
Marek Bobik

Using Parker Parflex hoses? Read this!

Changes are scheduled for January 2017.

56 Series are preferred crimp fittings for most Parflex hoses

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
593 12, 16 LV  
1035HT ALL 56  
510A 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 56  
510C ALL 56  
515H 4, 6 54  
518C ALL 56  
518D 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 56  
520N ALL 56  
526BA 3, 4, 6 CG  
527BA 3, 4 CG  
528N ALL 56  
538DM 4, 6, 8, 10 56  
538DM 12 CG  
53DM 4, 6, 8, 10 56  
53DM 12 CG  
540N ALL 56  
540P ALL 56  
55LT ALL 56  
560TJ ALL 56 New Crimp Die Required
563TJ ALL 56 New Crimp Die Required
568DH 2 CY  
56DH 2 CY  
573X 3 LV  
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
5CNG ALL CG  
83FR ALL 56  
B9 ALL 56  
D6R ALL 56 New Crimp Die Required
H580N 16 CG  
H6 4, 6, 8 56  
H6 5, 10, 12 HY  
HFS2R ALL 56 New Crimp Die Required
HFSR ALL 56 New Crimp Die Required
HLB 2, 3 CY  
HTB 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 43  
M8 6, 8, 10 43  
MSH 5, 6 MS  
PTH 3 92  
R6 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 HY  
R6 16 43  
S5N ALL 56  
S6 12, 16 SQ/HY  
S9 12, 16 SQ/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
D6 D6R
HFS HFSR
HFS2 HFS2R
560 560TJ
563 563TJ
590 590TJ
569 HP
1035A 1035HT
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

Topics: product update