Eaton’s Synflex Optimum Thermoplastic Hydraulic Hoses & Fittings

Eaton’s Synflex Optimum Thermoplastic Hydraulic Hoses & Fittings

Aug 12th 2020

Eaton’s Synflex Optimum thermoplastic hydraulic hoses and fittings empower end users to reimagine design. Eaton’s system-engineered portfolio offers streamlined product configurations that make it easy to find the perfect combination for every application. Eaton’s commitment to innovation includes the design and technical support needed to develop more efficient, safe and productive systems.

The new Synflex Optimum thermoplastic hose and fittings line has been optimized for performance, crimp efficiency, price and works better together. The tube has been created with compound blends of the best properties of both nylon and polyester while maintaining improved flexibility for both warm and cold temperatures.

The R7 (3TR7/3TR7N), R8 (3TR8/3TR8N) and R18 (3TR18CT) hoses have been reformulated with a polyurethane cover, built to withstand extreme environmental conditions. The abrasion resistance has been improved by 10 percent, and the non-stick cover reduces routing force by 50 percent. In addition, there’s improved kink resistance while bending and routing.

And as everyone knows, the hose line is only as good as its connection. Paired with Synflex Optimum is Eaton’s Synflex Optimum fittings. Designed for seamless compatibility, the fittings are created to work together specifically with Synflex Optimum hose. The 4TA fittings follow a simple one-piece design that reduces matching errors during assembly, eliminates brazing failure risks and lowers assembly time. The captive nut eliminates the weak spots found in other fittings, distributing force applied during assembly, helping prevent cracks and leaks that halt workflows which lead to unplanned downtime.

Synflex Optimum fittings are designed to last and come standard with DURA-KOTETM plating. Synflex Optimum fittings are manufactured to have a smaller profile than other fittings, making it easier for routing and assembly installation in tight spaces. Part numbers are printed on fittings for easy identification.

Synflex Optimum hoses are compatible with 1A (TTC)/Z fittings with sleeves (qualified on 100R7/R8) and 902 reusable series (qualified on 100R7).

Synflex Optimum has over 500 terminal end configurations available. Upgrading to the new Synflex Optimum hoses is cost neutral to your current line and the corresponding fittings are up to 20 percent cheaper.