Steel tubes see regular use in hydraulic and pneumatic pressure systems. People utilise different grades of the material. This includes a selection of alloys and carbon based steels. It is essential that the one people are using for the job has the right characteristics. This includes being strong, durable, and heat resistant too. Stainless steel is even suitable for use if corrosion resistance is an important characteristic. At Multiform, we know all about hydraulic tube.
Understanding tubing and requirements
A common use of hydraulic tube is to carry an array of different substances. Due to this fact, the tubing must be leak free. As a result, people typically use the seamless varieties. These are more reliable than welded forms. The reason for this is that there is no seam to worry about. In addition they have a higher strength as a result. The downside is the tubes are more expensive and people must take great care when adapting them.
Typically the steels used to make hydraulic tube are normalised (a special heat treatment). This helps to increase the flexibility so they are easier to work, facilitating various types of bending and manipulation. It accomplishes this by changing the microstructure of the steel, making it more ductile.
A valuable ability to work with hydraulic tube
One of the most important things to keep in mind with hydraulic and pneumatic tube is that the inner diameter and surface needs to be precise. Any issues with either can cause big problems in this system. If the tubes need bending or adapting, extreme care needs to be taken. This is in order to preserve the internal surface finish and the diameter.
At Multiform Tubes, we have the skills and equipment to work with various types of hydraulic tube. We understand how vital precision is and will provide each bend and adaptation to the tightest tolerances. As a result, the finished product will suit your specifications and tick all of the right boxes.
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