Did you know: Hose Clamp Saddles can be molded to reduce cracking, chipping and wear?


Using Redco 750 Polyurethane, Hose Clamp Saddle clamps are bolted to the telescoping boom on a crane but cannot be totally tightened to the hoses because they are a moving part. The hoses move up and down the boom as the boom is used. The hoses need to be kept straight so they can move freely as the boom moves. With the Nylon parts, they were breaking and chipping over time. Using the 750 Urethane parts, it  keeps the hydraulic hoses in line with the boom on the processor while it slides back and forth along the boom. The saddles will spread out from one end of the boom to the other but also stack together at the end of the boom when it is brought back together. One major problem we were having was that when the parts did come together they were getting somewhat compressed after some usage and with using Nylon in cold temperatures, the impact from that would make them chip and crack. But the other problem was the amount of machining that was involved with using Nylon. They all were machined out of sheet and sometimes they had different sizes on the ID of the clamping part which in turn would pinch the hoses, creating the pieces to wear out faster. Going to a mold with Redwood Plastics Redco™ 750 got rid of those problems.Submitted by: Cody, Delimber


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Since 1971 Redwood Plastics and Rubber has worked directly with customers to find solutions for a variety of problems including shock, abrasion, noise, wear, & friction. In partnership with our manufacturing divisions, Redwood Plastics and Rubber molds, machines, and fabricates a wide-range of high quality, custom components. Our dedication to ethical and respectful interaction with our customers, suppliers and each other is the key to our long standing relationships. Relationships that are enabled by the pride, enthusiasm and commitment of each member of our organization.

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