Heat-Formed Tubing/Hose Eliminates Fitting Connections
Wed, 12/02/2009 - 4:28am
Tubing and hose is offered that's heat formed into specific shapes. Parts are custom designed and produced using heat and special tooling. Many applications that involve multiple sections of tubing or hose, along with fittings and clamps to make connections, can benefit from this customization. Heat-formed shapes eliminate extra fittings and clamps, their potential for leaks, and their inventory. With a heat-formed shape, only one part is needed instead of separate pieces that must bend around or through other equipment and machinery. Turns and twists can cause some tubing and hose to kink, thereby cutting off fluid or air flow. A formed piece that's custom made for a specific use greatly reduces the risk of kinking and flow impediment. Heat-formed shapes also ease and speed installations because there are fewer connections to make.