In our daily life and in the production, there are many kinds of hoses. Then how many common flexible hoses are there? Let me show you next.
First, the metal hose
What is it is a flexible metal hose
Metal hose is a flexible hose which adopts metal as the raw material. In most cases, it is stainless steel hose. But a plastic coated metal hose is also common.
Features: Good elasticity, low stiffness, flexible and vibration resistant.
But the price is higher than other hoses like PVC hose and rubber hose.
Wire and cable protection tubes for automation instrument signals
Civil shower hose
The connection among pipeline system
Flexible plastic hoses
A plastic hose is a hose made of plastic material. While the most common is a PVC hose. Besides, there are PU hose, PE hose and PP hose. Typical plastic hoses include PVC garden hose, PVC lay flat hose and PVC suction hose.
Features: high elasticity, wear and corrosion resistant
However, the temp resistance is not that good. Besides, in cold weather, it may harden. What’s more, the quality of plastic hose on the market is quite different. Thus you should choose a famous brand. For example, Orientflex.
Uses: Widely serves for water supply and gas transfer.
Flexible rubber hose
The rubber hose consists of an inner tube, a reinforce and a cover. While the reinforce can be both fibre and steel wire. The common rubber hoses include water hose, air hose, oil hose, sand blast hose and acid resistant hose. Of course, hydraulic hose is also a great part of industrial rubber hoses.
Features: smooth inner wall, easy to clean, wear resistant
Uses: Mainly used to transport hydraulic fluid, water, oil and chemical.
The material of nylon hose is PA6 or PA12. Thus it is also known as PA hose.
Features: eco-friendly, low price, easy to maintain
Uses: ideal for vehicles as brake hose and electronic industry. In addition, it’s suitable for various pneumatic tools.