Hydraulic hose fittings are used to connect hydraulic hoses, tubes, and pipes to pumps, valves, cylinders and other parts of the hydraulic system in a variety of hydraulic applications, including agriculture, mining, energy, road construction, and material handling.
Crimped hydraulic fittings are the most popular and widely used fittings in the fluid power industry because they are easier and quicker to attach than reusable fittings. Crimped fittings are also more reliable, however they require the use of a crimp device to permanently attach the fitting to the hose.
JIC fittings (Joint Industry Council) defined by SAE J514, are compression fittings machined with a 37 degree flare seating surface and parallel threads. They are commonly manufactured in nickel alloys, brass, carbon & stainless steel.
To help determine the best type of fitting for the application, remember to utilize the S.T.A.M.P.E.D. acronym for proper hose selection.