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Brass Vs. Stainless Steel Fittings

February 1, 2023

While brass and stainless steel are commonly used in hydraulic and pneumatic systems, there are benefits to using one over the other. In this blog post, you will learn about the benefits of each, helping you to understand why one may…

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Pipe Flanges 101

January 25, 2023

Introduction to Pipe Flanges Whether it’s an oil and gas pipeline, irrigation in agriculture, or a piping system for chemical processing, connecting pipes is a common occurrence in a variety of industries. Regardless of the purpose and type of fluid being transferred, the connections…

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3 Choices of Hydraulic Hose

January 17, 2023

Hydraulic hoses are the arteries of a hydraulic system. They are used in a wide variety of equipment and industries, including oil and gas, mining, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, rail, automotive, food and pharmaceutical production, and much more. Hydraulic hoses are used…

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A History and Overview of GSM Armored Hose

January 10, 2023

An old proverb says necessity is the mother of invention. When an important need or problem arises and presents obstacles, we are challenged to create a solution. In a nutshell, this is how Dixon’s GSM Armored Hose came about. History…

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What Type and Size of Hose Clamp Do I Need?

December 13, 2022

Hose clamps are designed to secure the hose to the hydraulic fitting. It stabilizes the connection, which is why finding the correct size is essential. But before sizing a hose clamp, you need to ensure there will not be leakage or excessive…

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You got to love Nick

July 13, 2022

We love Nick here at the office. You should, too, especially when he orders too many hard hats. As you can see, we have lots of colors. And they are the ratcheting style. So call Nick (+1 (850) 478-9778) to…

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Wanna Meet Our Manufacturers?

July 13, 2022

In February, I got the chance to go to our industry tradeshow. While there, I recorded a series of short videos allowing our manufacturers who were exhibiting at this event to introduce themselves to you. Shown is only the first…

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How to Use Push-in Fittings

July 13, 2022

Dixon offers a reliable line of push-in fittings, which is no surprise. Dixon fittings are the best, but then Rubber & Specialties only carries the best. The fittings come in several different fitting types like: brass. stainless steel. nickel-plated. nylon…

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E-Z Clip System: What Could be Easier?

July 13, 2022

When it comes to picking out a hose, it’s important to pick out the right kind of hose to meet your needs. Take refrigerant hoses. Those hoses need to stand up to some harsh chemicals and temperature changes. If the…

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How Do You Avoid the Wrong Kind of Bend?

July 13, 2022

Sometimes, working with hoses can be a bit frustrating. When you have a job to do, you don’t need to worry about the integrity of your hose. Novaflex offers a bend restrictor for its Uni-Chem hoses. The bend restrictor moves…

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