Posted at 21 March 2019

Bending to Customer Demand - A Flexible, Light Hose

Paul Skade
By Mark Carpenter
Product Manager, Industrial Hose

I am a former Engineer on Submarines in the Royal Navy and got in to the Hose industry in 2010 becoming the UK Sales Manager for Norres in 2014, ERIKS was my majo...

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In response to customer demands for lighter, more flexible, easier to handle hoses, Gates has introduced to new patent-pending MXT.

gates mxt hose


Designed for applications in industries with demanding performance requirements – including agriculture, mining and construction – the MXT hose is made with high-performance reinforcement and a robust, abrasion-resistant rubber cover. But making it tougher hasn’t made it heavier or less flexible.

In fact, the new MXT requires up to 35% less force-to-bend, and is up to 30% lighter, compared with similar Gates compact products. That means it’s quicker to install, installation can be more ergonomic and, once installed, it improves fuel efficiency.

Offering all the benefits of the Gates MegaSys product portfolio – such as longer hose like and shorter minimum bend radii – the Gates MXT hose covers around 90% of the hydraulic wire braid product applications, and meet or exceed numerous industry standards.

Fully compatible with Gates MegaCrimp, the MXT is the straight answer to your flexible hose requirements.

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