DENVER—Gates Corp. has expanded its MXT hose line with the addition of the "XtraTuff Plus Cover."
With patent-pending wire braid technology, this hose adds abrasion and ozone resistance to the other virtues of the MXT hydraulic hose lineup, which are part of the overall MegaSys line.
The "MXT-XTP," as it is branded, is compact, lightweight and flexible with added durability, according to Gates.
"Gates is known for innovation driven by materials science and process engineering expertise, and pairing that with the voice-of-customer and an ability to anticipate the needs of future applications sets us apart," said Mike Haen, vice president, industrial global product line management. "MXT-XTP maintains the advantageous performance of our popular MXT hose line with the field-proven XtraTuff Plus cover. We continue to revitalize our premium MEGASys hydraulics portfolio by providing solutions for our customers' most challenging applications."
Gates said the MXT-XTP is used by OEMs and aftermarket customers alike and is about 25 percent lighter and nearly 50 percent more flexible than conventional hoses, Gates said.
The hose line was validated by an 800-hour ozone exposure test, is MHSA-certified for flame resistance "and is certified leak-free per SAE J1754 when used with Gates MegaCrimp couplings."
The hydraulic hose line finds its applications in construction and mining, material handling, machining and metal processing, injection molding and other stationary machinery, agriculture and forestry, aerial lifts and more.