Eaton (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a breakthrough new hydraulic hose technology that uses a patented real-time hose condition monitoring to report imminent failure in high pressure hose assemblies, according to the company. Developed in conjunction with Purdue University, LifeSense(tm) hose technology continuously monitors the health of hydraulic hose assemblies in a system and alerts users when an assembly approaches the end of its useful life. The new hose allows users to utilize virtually all of the useful life of a hydraulic hose assembly (more than 50 percent longer life in a typical Eaton lab test) there can be significant savings on replacement costs and downtime. Eaton’s LifeSense offering includes 8, 12, and 16 two-wire hose assemblies.
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