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Cleans hose and pipe assemblies

28 November 2019

Hydraulic systems demand the highest standards regarding the cleanliness of hose and pipe assemblies. Special cleaning devices from UNIFLEX offer a solution.

Abrasion during the cutting and crimping of hoses can cause the formation of chips or scales, which must not be present, as specified in ISO 4406 and NAS 1638.

The cost-effective, and environmentally friendly table-top RG 10 features a large water tank, diaphragm pump and 10μm pressure filter. Cleaning is accomplished by a closed water circuit with a neutral cleaning emulsion instead of expensive pellets.

With its different-sized flushing heads as standard equipment, the RG 10 is suited for all types and sizes of hose and pipe assemblies up to a 2in (50.8 mm) inner diameter and up to 20m hose length. When used in strict compliance with its operating instructions, the RG 10 can achieve the cleanliness required by NAS and ISO specifications. This is essential for hose assembly manufacturers that need to document and verify the level of cleanliness.

The flushing cones direct the non-corrosive water/cleaning emulsion and the downstream high-pressure air (7 bar) to remove any chips or scales. The robust, 160kg worktable with outer dimensions of 2000 x 840 x 1050mm (L x W x H) offers a working area of 1600 x 800mm. The tank has a maximum capacity of 215L, and neutral cleaners and anti-corrosion emulsions can be added to the water as cleaning agents. The pneumatic drive is equipped with a diaphragm pump and 10µm pressure filter. The drive uses an air pressure of 7 bar with a maximum air consumption of 250 SLM and a flow rate of 180L/min. As evidence of the robust workmanship and the long service life of the RG 10, UNIFLEX offers a 2-year manufacturer`s guarantee.