Hose safety systems – general information
STOPFLEX® safety system protects hose assembly operators against injury, and machinery against damage when the hose is accidentally separated from its fitting. The disconnected hose is held by the cable. A band, equipped with a rubber gasket, remains perfectly secured, simultaneously allowing the hose to swell according to the working pressure. The system is designed for hydraulic assemblies with several types of fittings (metric, imperial, flanged, etc.).
An exemplary STOPFLEX® safety system attached to hydraulic hose with O.D. = 24.6 mm is shown below. The assembly also includes DKOS fitting with M24x1.5 female thread screwed to the connector.
In case of hose disconnection from its fitting, STOPFLEX® safety system holds the hose closely to its original place of connection, thus the “whip effect” can be avoided. The system has been tested using hose under maximum working pressure, described in accordance with standards: EN 853, EN 854, EN 855, EN 856, SAE J517. Proper and safe performance of STOPFLEX® safety system is guaranteed only under condition that the working pressure given in standards above is not exceeded.