Australian swage press manufacturer BetaSwage has launched the first of its 2015/16 product range with improved crimping capabilities for hydraulic hose fittings. The new range of products is designed to improve efficiency and quality, and reduce machinery maintenance costs.

BetaSwage managing director Fred Van Essen said, “BetaSwage is leading the way with advanced technology that is revolutionizing the hose fitting and assembly industry for the mining sector.

“Our machines are used by major hose and fitting manufacturers that export across the world to the mining industry, as well as construction, forestry, utility, material handling, machine tools, moulding, power generation, primary metals, and leading the way forward in the oil and gas industry.

“The new 2015/16 range of machines is more powerful than typical hydraulic hose crimpers. We have developed the first machine capable of actually measuring the final crimp dimension before releasing the product, and detecting if a hose has been inserted incorrectly into the coupling.

“Combined with auto indexing features and indexing shoe Cluster for auto-lubrication, the improvements in productivity from a BetaSwage press are second to none.”

The 2015/16 range of products includes the nominal 2 inch BS350/400C and the nominal 14 inch BS1400/400C.

“Our new machines are able to crimp 2.5 inch and 3 inch MultiSpiral hydraulic hoses, and have a small enough footprint to be located on a mine site. With advancements in technology, the BS350/400C delivers Android Wi-Fi connectivity, making it extremely operator friendly.

The range features new innovations including the patented pinch de-compressor and super charging technology for swage presses, offering greater speeds and longer maintenance-free periods due to the unique indexing shoe cluster design, which keeps surfaces lubricated with a rotating shoe system.

“We are constantly innovating to create smarter, safer machinery,” said Fred Van Essen. “Our products not only save clients’ money, but time – resulting in increased productivity while simultaneously reducing risk to the operators, and providing absolute confidence that the assembly will achieve the manufacturer’s specifications.”

He said the Victorian-based company is expanding exports to Gates Hydraulics in North America and booming industries across South East Asia.

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