Hyflo’s extensive range of fluid power products includes hydraulic crimping equipment and tooling, designed for the efficient manufacture of factory-quality hose assemblies.
“Hyflo’s Parker Parkrimp and Karrykrimp hydraulic crimping equipment enables customers to manufacture hose to precise specifications, quickly, easily and cost-effectively,” explains Michael Bissett, Hyflo Southern Africa. “A recent success was for a Hyflo customer in the agricultural sector, who invested in Parkrimp 2 and Karrykrimp 2 machines – as part of Hyflo’s ‘Asset on Loan’ services.
“These highly-efficient crimping machines enable our customer to produce quality hose assemblies to exact requirements and have contributed to his company’s enviable reputation as a dependable supplier of quality equipment.”
The Parkrimp 2 – the largest machine in Parker’s crimper range, available in single or three phase options – requires no calibration and is simple to operate. This versatile crimper can crimp straight or bent-stem steel and Stainless Steel fittings, from ¼” to 2″ in diameter, including 25, 26, 43, 70, 71, 73, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81 S6, and HY series. These robust machines are suitable for high-volume productivity, as well as portable, on-site assembly.
Karrykrimp 2 models are portable or bench mount crimpers, which can crimp Parkrimp style straight or bent-stem stainless and Stainless Steel fittings, up to 1 ¼” in diameter, including 25, 26, 43, 70, 71, 73, 77, 78, 81 and HY series.
The modular design gives users the flexibility of a portable crimper, with the advantages of increased productivity, when connected to the stationary power unit. Increased height enables longer bent tube fittings to be crimped with Parker’s 25, 26, 43, 81 and HY Series Parkrimp fittings.
Parker’s Parkalign system positions the fitting securely in the die, to ensure a perfect crimp to the exact diameter required. The efficient bottom-loading design enables operators to easily manage long hose assemblies and linked dies prevent segments from being misplaced or mismatched. Dies are colour-coded by size for easy identification and reduced set-up time.
The Hyflo team assists customers by providing critical information about suitable hose and fitting combinations, correct crimp specifications and the necessary tools required to ensure high accuracy and efficient production.
These crimping systems are suitable for use in diverse industries, including general industry, mining, construction and civil engineering, transportation and automotive, machine tools, materials handing, oil field services and marine and shipping.
Hyflo’s fluid power solutions encompass hydraulics and pneumatics, hose and fittings, as well as automation systems. The company, with its head office in Johannesburg, has branches in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Vredenburg, Walvis Bay and Windhoek.