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Couplings Explained

RYCO Couplings are designed and manufactured by people who know hydraulics.   We manufacture hose couplings in many different styles and sizes to match RYCO hose series, with a wide range of thread and connection types.   What is a Coupling? A hose cannot be connected to a system like a hydraulic circuit without attaching a component, called a ‘coupling’, to each of its ends. When couplings are attached to the ends of a hose, it completes what is called a ‘hose assembly’.   Couplings have two ends, the ‘hose end’ and the ‘connector end’. For the connector end, there are many different ‘end styles’ to choose from so that hose assemblies can be uniquely configured for the application. Connector ends can be straight or have a 30, 45, 60, 90 or 135-degree configuration. They can also have one of the various connector styles such as JSEAL™, JIC, SAE, or BSPP to name just a few of the many.   Types of Couplings Couplings are specifically matched to the hose type and series and can be one or two-pieces and ...

RYCO & Wongwaiwit

On 18th June 2019, RYCO Hydraulics Global Head Office in Melbourne, Australia hosted some very special guests – Wongwaiwit Industrial Supply Corporation.   Wongwaiwit like RYCO Hydraulics are a family owned and operated organisation who specialise in hydraulic hoses, fittings and accessories.   It was a great opportunity to show the growing supplier the ins and outs of RYCO Hydraulics and we are very excited to announce that Wongwaiwit have officially signed on as a RYCO distributor in Bangkok, Thailand.   Here at RYCO, we aim to do more than simply supply our product; we work with our distributors globally to provide complete port-to-port solutions.   We understand that when you need your product, you need it fast. Our network of warehouses and distributors provide the greatest product availability to our clients.   In partnership we implement and support a global network ensuring high stock levels, unparalleled DIFOT, customer care, smart logistics, distribution support and sales engineers; all of which combine to provide access to our breath of products and services.   Our market and sales support, customer care support, and technical support coupled with 70 years of industry expertise and KNOW ...

How to Safely Operate Crimping Machines

The RYCO Crimper Series are compact and efficient swaging machines, equally suitable for repair shop applications and high-volume production of hose assemblies.   The RYCO Safety Zone provides an increased margin of operational safety when using RYCO matched hose and fittings. That’s why this article aims to inform you on the safe use of crimping machines. Safety Zones RYCO crimping machines present very minimal risk to operators. As with any machine, there is a potential of risk to an operator if due care is not shown.   To minimise the chances of injury, Safety Zones must be identified and implemented around the crimp dies. The Safety Zones incorporate two areas, an Exclusion Zone, and a Caution Zone.   The Exclusion Zones, (the red shaded areas), represent areas where there is a direct risk of a crushing injury to the operator. Hands, tools and other items must be kept well clear of these areas during operation of the crimping machine. Regardless of the crimping machine make, type or design, body parts or foreign objects MUST not contact the crimping dies or ...

JSEAL™ – THE NEW STANDARD IN JIC FITTINGS

Double The Torque, Double The Strength If you’ve used standard JIC fittings before you know the usual problems: sweating, weeping, cracking and the most prominent one – leaking! Standard JIC fittings can sometimes cause many coupling connection problems: RYCO JSEAL™ was designed and engineered in Australia to deliver better solutions to our customers by solving these problems permanently. For you this means increased efficiency, improved productivity, unparalleled reliability and ongoing cost effectiveness. JSEAL™ truly redefines fitting technology and outperforms any standard JIC fittings. Delivering double the strength and double the torque at the same cost as any JIC fitting. Why big industry players are adopting JSEAL™: Durability – Achieve up to double the working pressure. Reliability – NO sweating, NO weeping, NO stretching, No cracking and NO leaks. Simplicity – Easy to install and easy to connect. Efficiency – Save on labour, part replacements and warranty claims. Capacity – Designed for higher working pressures. Strength – The solidity of the nut eliminates side load issues.   JSEAL™ performance is equal to or better than ORFS (0-Ring Face Seal).  For More ...

RYCO 24•7 Franchise Opportunities

RYCO 24•7 "Call Connect & Go" The basis of any successful business is a great product. Combine our quality product with great service and you have a winning combination – RYCO 24•7 RYCO 24•7 is where great products and excellent service combine to provide your customers with a 24-hour, 7-day solution on hose and fittings. This saves your customer on service downtime, labour costs, and maximises the lifespan of their equipment. “Call, Connect & Go” defines our value proposition and one call to a RYCO 24•7 Service Centre or Mobile Connector Specialist (MCS) is all it takes to get your customer back up and running. As a business model, RYCO 24•7 has been proven across the globe with a network of Service Centres and Mobile Connector Specialists servicing customers across various industries, including: mining, underground, forestry, construction, utilities, environmental, defence, marine, oil and gas, agriculture and more. Franchise opportunities await you: Australia New Zealand North America Global RYCO 24•7 Service Centre Business Opportunity The RYCO 24•7 Service Centre opportunity enables you to start a business where you can offer both ...

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 – By The Numbers

215,000 trade visitors over 5 exciting days. 6,500 exhibitors compared to 5,800 last year. 75 participating countries, 60% of which were from outside of Germany. 160 companies presented themselves as world-leading providers of solutions – RYCO was one of them! 500 application examples for ground-breaking industrial solutions – QRAM was one of them! HANNOVER MESSE 2019 is the world’s leading trade show for industrial technology, and we are there showcasing our latest and greatest! RYCO specialises in the design, manufacture, distribution of a comprehensive range of high-pressure hydraulic hoses and fittings. Our design teams create and stringently test hose and fittings together to ensure optimum performance and reliability. Our commitment to innovation and continuous improvement ensures that we can deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. The tradeshow brought together all key technologies and core areas of industry – from research and development, industrial automation, industrial supply, production technologies and services to energy and mobility technologies. We believe that our global strength in engineering, innovation and product development provide our customers a higher level of service and solutions that are unparalleled in ...

HALP® – Hose Assembly Lifespan Predictor

What is HALP®? HALP ® RYCO - Hose Assembly Lifespan Predictor (HALP ®) is an online program that predicts the lifespan of hose assemblies for given conditions and environments. HALP ® aids in determining optimum time to carry out preventive maintenance by providing an estimated prediction when hose assemblies should be replaced before end of life. By being proactive, HALP ® assists in risk management and helps to prevent fluid injection injuries. HALP ® links to the RYCO’s asset management software - QRAM.  QRAM incorporates a SQL database and RYCO Know How technology. This means, hose assemblies can be designed using HALP ®. The HALP ® system helps you design a preventative schedule of maintenance and testing for each hose assembly or groups of hose assemblies. You can engineer out hot-spots, adjust preventative maintenance schedules and replace assets before they fail. This in turn means predictive life spans of assets, scheduled inspections and work orders are undertaken with confidence. When coupled with QRAM, HALP® keeps you on track with scheduled hose maintenance solution. We offer Silver, Gold & Platinum QRAM ...

RY16 1” Hose Mobile Crimper

When it comes to crimpers, the new RY16 1” Hose Mobile Crimper is simply the most versatile mobile crimper on the market! It’s compact size and light weight provides a portable and powerful experience. Hydraulic hose crimpers (swagers) are used to permanently assemble crimp couplings onto a hydraulic hose. As a mobile operator, you need portable and reliable equipment to get this job done! Here’s why more and more mobile operators are choosing the RY16 1” Hose Mobile Crimper. Ease of Use – Operate from any 700 bar/10,000 psi power source. Strength – The 120 ton crimping force provides expansive crimping capacity Capacity – It has a 1 “ 4 wire crimp capacity. Compact – Easily manoeuvred into tight spaces and makes those awkward jobs simple. Portable – Weighing in at only 26kg (57.3lb) the RY16 is ultra-portable. Protection – The versatile crimper comes equipped with a box to keep dies safe. Mobile operators and mobile workshops need portable and reliable equipment to get the job done! The RYCO RY16 1” Hose Mobile Crimper provides an easy crimping experience in ...

2019 Product Technical Manual – Hydraulics IS HERE

The new look 2019 Product Technical Manual - Hydraulics for hydraulic hose, couplings and adaptors has been developed to cover all markets RYCO services as well as diverse industries around the world. With the addition of new hose and coupling products, this is the most comprehensive manual we have released yet. Notable changes in the 2019 Product Technical Manual - Hydraulics are the introduction of dimensional tables for Back Up Hex (AF), Male Hex (HM) and Female Hex (HF) being published. These dimensions are published in imperial and metric on a selected range of coupling series and can be clearly identified with imperial in black text and metric in blue text. An illustration of the new coupling tables can be view on page 31 of the Product Technical Manual. Our 2019 Product Technical Manual - Hydraulics is divided into sections, Introduction, Hose, Couplings, Adaptors and Technical. You will also find a colour coded indicator tab on the edge of every right-hand page aids finding and identifying each section. In addition, our digital flipping book is formatted and ready to read on a variety of mobile ...

WORLD AG EXPO, 12 – 14 February 2019

The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo® boasts more than 1,500 exhibitors and we were one of them! ⠀ On February 12th – 14th, we exhibited our latest innovative technology including our BIOTRANS BT1 hydraulic hose. This multipurpose hose plays a pivotal role within the agriculture industry. The agricultural equipment manufacturing, and distribution industry has been one of the cornerstones of RYCO since our humble beginnings. With proven design features and durability, RYCO products are strong, flexible and light suited to the constant high pressure of demanding farming conditions. Our products can be found on a range of agricultural equipment, from cane harvesters, crop harvesters, transports, laser levellers, seeders, sprayers, ploughs, bailers, tractors, rakes and spreaders to bulldozers. We understand how important it is for supplies and farming communities to work together, providing products and service that improve field production efficiency. This year certainly topped last year’s records of 106,700 visitors from 49 states and 63 countries. The 2019 exhibition included a free, one-day conference (Grow by FarmHer) aimed at young women interested in a career ...