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Use Parker Tracking System Tags to Help Your Social Distancing

Posted on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 12:02 PM

We wrote about the advantages of the Parker Tracking System (PTS) back in August of 2013. One of the great benefits we talk about is the ability to order a replacement hose assembly without the need to leave your shop. Today, with mandates for social distancing, the ability to order parts without physical interaction with other people is critical.

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Our Bay Area, California Stores are Operated by Skeleton Crews Through April 7th

Posted on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

Our Bay Area, California stores (in San Leandro and Fremont) are open but only staffed with skeleton crew to comply with the shelter in place order at least through April 7, 2020. 

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Hose & Fittings, Etc. is now part of MFCP family

Posted on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 @ 10:10 AM

November 1, 2019
Hose & Fittings, Etc. is proud to become a part of the Motion & Flow Control Products, Inc. family. What does it mean for our customers? Additional services, additional products, and a whole lot more inventory!
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OSHA Is Considering Changes to their Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard, Seeks Input

Posted on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 @ 03:09 PM

OSHA Requests Input on Proposed Changes to the Silica Standard

OSHA sent a Trade Release out on August 14, 2019, announcing that they are seeking input from industries affected by their Crystalline Silica regulations. Construction companies, rock cories and any other businesses engaged in jackhammering, cutting or braking rock, concrete, masonry and other materials containing crystalline silica are obligated to employ measures to prevent their workers from inhaling the crystalline silica dust. If you are affected by the regulation, this is your chance to have input.

Comments must be submitted by October 14, 2019. Comments and materials may be submitted electronically at, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, or by facsimile or mail. See the Federal Register notice for submission details.

You may also like to read our earlier blog about OSHA regulation, enforcement and penalties, Save Your Workers' Lungs & OSHA's Staggering Penalties for Violations of Crystalline Silica Rules.

The (corrected) OSHA trade release is provided below:

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Comparison of Alternative Actuating Systems: Electromechanical vs. Hydraulic vs. Hybrid

Posted on Sun, Jun 30, 2019 @ 11:37 PM

Electromechanical (EM) actuating systems have been increasing in popularity for some time. They have replaced pneumatic and hydraulic systems in many light-duty applications. Today,another option (such as the Parker HAS 500) is available: a hybrid of EM and hydraulic actuation systems, which combines the best of both worlds.

Below we will compare EM and hydraulic systems and take a quick look at the new hybrid system.

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Hose Product Simplification - GlobalCore Replaces Legacy Hydraulic Hose Series

Posted on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Four years ago, Parker introduced the GlobalCore line of hose products – this globally available line has enabled large users of hydraulic hoses to greatly reduce their inventories and simplify product selection. GlobalCore family of hoses set a new industry benchmark for high performance hydraulic hoses suitable for most common hydraulic applications. GlobalCore consists of six series of hose that cover the most common working applications encountered in today's hydraulic systems:

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New: Parker's EO-3® Flareless Fitting Visually Confirms Completed Tube Assembly

Posted on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 12:33 PM

Factors like fluctuating or inexperienced personnel, shortage of skilled workers and increasingly difficult installation conditions can lead to tube assemblies being incorrectly installed. The results are leaks, costly downtime and inefficiency, as well as increased safety risks. Driven by the customer desire for simplified fitting technology, Parker developed the innovativeEO-3® flareless fitting system. Utilizing a special tapered thread and visual status recognition, it speeds tube assembly and improves assembly accuracy.

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New OSHA Regulations Regarding Occupational Exposure to RCS

Posted on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 04:58 PM

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has created a new standard to address the problem of crystalline silica dust control associated with pneumatic jackhammer and breaker operation in the construction industry. The mandated compliance date of the new silica rule has been postponed to September 23, 2017.

In reaction to this new rule, Parker has developed the 7084 Series Twinhammer™, an air-water jackhammer hose which helps companies comply with OSHA's crystalline silica dust control guidelines. Unlike other silica dust suppression systems, Twinhammer™ assemblies are constructed as a unitized, low-maintenance solution that can be easily integrated into construction applications affected by this rule.

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Parker 301LT & 772LT Hoses Discontinued [Use 472LT & 772LT Instead]

Posted on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 03:05 PM

The Parker Hose Products Division announced yesterday that it will discontinue production of its 301LT and 772LT low temperature hoses.


301LT Low Temperature Hose


722LT Low Temperature Hose

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Parker is Upgrading Seven Hoses to Meet MSHA IC-40/41

Posted on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Parker Fluid Connector Group has announced a running change to the rubber cover compound of the following Parker hoses:

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