Flexible tubes and hoses are increasingly an essential subset of a number of tube and pipe installations in the automotive industry. A flexible hose assembly not only provides flexibility in manual handling applications but also compensates for regular or constant movement. These hoses also absorb vibrations and often correct misalignment between rigid connections.
Flexible metal hoses in comparison to plastic or rubber hoses can handle a wide variety of chemicals, work at elevated temperatures, are often less susceptible to gas permeation and have the advantage of a wide variety end fittings. Flexible metal hose is typically produced in either strip wound or corrugated type based on its design and application. While the former has higher mechanical strength the latter is able to withstand higher pressure (using a stainless steel wire braid over the hose) and provide maximum leak tightness.
Ambrell EASYHEAT and EKOHEAT product lines are designed and developed to provide customized induction heating solutions for a number of applications in the manufacture of flexible metal hoses.