Hydraulic hose repairs, fluids & parts

Hydraulic Hose Repairs & Fluids

Reptec has a fully equipped workshop with two service vehicles.

We repair and supply:

  • Hydraulic Hoses
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Hydraulic Motors
  • Hydraulic Pumps
  • Cylinders and/or Rams
07 333 8170

Hydraulic hose repairs.

Reptec repairs hydraulic hoses ensuring the hose is graded to the correct pressure, temperature, and fluid compatibility. Hoses are used when pipes or tubes can not be used, usually to provide flexibility for machine operation or maintenance. The hose is built up with rubber and steel layers. A rubber interior is surrounded by multiple layers of woven wire and rubber. The exterior is designed for abrasion resistance. The bend radius of hydraulic hose is carefully designed into the machine, since hose failures can be deadly, and violating the hose’s minimum bend radius will cause failure. Hydraulic hoses generally have steel fittings swaged on the ends. The weakest part of the high pressure hose is the connection of the hose to the fitting.

Hydraulic hoses are not permanent and Reptec can supply your replacement needs. A variety of factors can impact the lifespan of a hydraulic hose. Flexing the hose too much, twisting it, kinking, stretching, crushing or scratching the surface can reduce hose life. Too low or too high operating temperatures will break down hoses as will sudden sharp rises or drops in internal pressures. Using the wrong size, type or weight of hoses can also cause hoses to break down. Hoses should be replaced before they fail, especially with hydraulic heavy machinery, brakes or safety critical hydraulic machinery. Hoses show swelling, cracking, blisters and bubbles when worn or may show virtually no signs at all. Replace hoses as often as recommended by the manufacturer to prevent accidents.

Suppliers of hydraulic fluids.

Reptec can supply the hydraulic fluids you need dependant on the application ensuring the life of your hydraulic circuit.  Some hydraulic machines require fire resistant fluids and some factories where food is prepared use either an edible oil or water as a working fluid for health and safety reasons.  In addition to transferring energy, hydraulic fluid needs to lubricate components, suspend contaminants and metal filings for transport to the filter, and to function well to several hundred degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius.

Reptec is also able to supply and repair hydraulic hose fittings. There are also a number of standardized methods in use to attach the hose or tube to the component. Some are intended for ease of use and service, others are better for higher system pressures or control of leakage.

Hydraulic motors, pumps and cylinders and or rams.

Components of a hydraulic system [sources (e.g. pumps), controls (e.g. valves) and actuators (e.g. cylinders)] need connections that will contain and direct the hydraulic fluid without leaking or losing the pressure that makes them work. Reptec are able to supply replacement parts including hydraulic rams and pumps. In some cases, the components can be made to bolt together with fluid paths built-in. In more cases, though, rigid tubing or flexible hoses are used to direct the flow from one component to the next. Each component has entry and exit points for the fluid involved (called ports) sized according to how much fluid is expected to pass through it.