HOSE PROTECTORS

We have spent over twenty years selling spiral hose protection products.
We have learned a lot!

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PIG'S TAIL® SPIRAL HOSE PROTECTOR

Plastic spiral wrap has become a widely used form of protection for hydraulic hoses.

The fact that you are looking to install hose protection suggests that you are thinking long-term about prolonging the life of your hoses by preventing damage from impact and wear from abrasion whilst protecting both personnel and the environment. So, to help ensure you achieve your objective make sure you fit a good product which is made the right way from the right material.

There are a number of spiral type hose protection products in the market today. Many of these products have made it to market with little thought given to how they will actually perform out in the field. Some are produced for applications much less demanding than the typical hydraulic application. Some are produced by extruding as a strip and formed in to a spiral, some are produced by cutting from an extruded tube. From a commercial manufacturing point of view extruding and forming is probably the most efficient way to produce. However, it does not result in the highest level of performance in the field because it has a lack of material memory. Our experience tells us that material made by cutting from tube when produced in the most suitable material offers the best level of protection because it tends to retain the material memory of the tube.

There are a host of different materials out there. A few are used in specialist applications perhaps where a high temperature resistance is required or maybe to achieve a certain characteristic. Some of these materials are quite heavy in weight. Some offer low resistance to UV which leads to a shorter life cycle.

Our standard product is cut from a tube in HDPE material. We believe it’s the best combination for most applications providing heavy duty protection with a relatively light weight.

 

 

We have spent over twenty years selling spiral hose protection products.

We have learned a lot! The most relevant things are:

  • Fitting, particularly retro-fitting Spiral protection is not the easiest task in the world but it can be made easier by using a quality, well thought out material with strong material memory.
  • Size Matters - Dimensions, band width, radius and pitch are all key elements in producing a spiral product that comes close to moving in harmony with your hose.
  • Memory Matters - for the guard to work in harmony with your hose it is important for it to have good material memory.
  • Weight Matters - Consider the implications of adding hose protection to your hose / hose bundles. Particularly relevant for larger assemblies or umbilicals. For mobile operators, consider the weight you are carrying on your vehicles.

We are confident that the Pig's Tail® range ticks all the right boxes and we are very pleased to be distributors for Pig's Tail®.

Pig's Tail® Spirals are designed to protect hydraulic hoses, pneumatic hoses and cables against impact and abrasion. Made from high grade HDPE (High Density Polyethelene) the Pig's Tail® Spirals can be installed on new hose assemblies or retro-fitted to existing hoses / cable assemblies.

The Pig's Tail® Spiral range offers several performance benefits over other similar looking products:

  • High impact and abrasion strength
  • Light in weight
  • Excellent material memory
  • Excellent U.V. stability
  • Wide band of operating temperatures -50°C - +120°C
  • All edges are rounded to prevent wear on hoses and promote flexibility during service. Also for easy, safe handling during installation
  • Suitable for use with all hydraulic fluids
  • Wide range of sizes - 9mm through to 160mm nominal diameters

We offer:

  • Standard Heavy duty protection in Black HDPE
  • Standard Heavy duty protection in Yellow HDPE
  • Flame Retardant Anti-Static (FRAS)
  • Fluorescent glow in the dark material
  • Other colour variants are available.

In addition to our standard offerings:

  • We are able to supply most sizes in a variety of lengths: 5mtr, 10mtr, 20mtr & 50 mtr
  • We can also provide a cut-to-length service for your repetitive hose assemblies. If you provide us with the outside diameter and length of your hose assembly we can advise on the size of guard required and provide a quote specifically for your assembly.
Spiral Hose Protection Charts Spiral Hose Protection Charts

Pig's Tail® Heavy Duty Spiral Protection Black HDPE
Size Material/Colour Pack Quantity (Mtrs) Product Code Nominal O.D. (mm) Nominal I.D. (mm) Material Thickness (mm) Band Width (mm) Suggested Wrap Range
9mm Std Black 150 R9SSG-150 9 7 1 6.5 7 - 10
12mm Std Black 50 R12SSG-50 12.5 9.5 1.5 10 9 - 13
16mm Std Black 20 R16SSG-20 16 12.5 1.75 12 13 - 18
20mm Std Black 20 R20SSG-20 20 16 2 14.5 16 - 26
25mm Std Black 20 R25SSG-20 25 21 2 21 21 - 28
32mm Std Black 20 R32SSG-20 32 27 2.5 24 27 - 44
40mm Std Black 20 R40SSG-20 40 34 3 30 33 - 44
50mm Std Black 20 R50SSG-20 50 44 3 35 44 - 65
63mm Std Black 20 R63SSG-20 63 55 4 40 55 - 70
75mm Std Black 20 R75SSG-20 75 66 4.5 40 66 - 80
90mm Std Black 20 R90SSG-20 90 79 5.5 45 80 - 100
110mm Std Black 12 R110SSG-12 110 99 5.5 55 100 - 120
125mm Std Black 12 R125SSG-12 125 114 5.6 55 115 - 130
140mm Std Black 8 R140SSG-8 140 129 5.6 55 130 - 150
160mm Std Black 6 R160SSG-6 160 148 5 60 150 - 200
Pig's Tail® Heavy Duty Spiral Protection Yellow HDPE
Size Material/Colour Pack Quantity (Mtrs) Product Code Nominal O.D. (mm) Nominal I.D. (mm) Material Thickness (mm) Band Width (mm) Suggested Wrap Range
12mm Std Yellow 50 R12SSGY-50 12.5 9.5 1.5 10 9 - 13
16mm Std Yellow 20 R16SSGY-20 16 12.5 1.75 12 13 - 18
20mm Std Yellow 20 R20SSGY-20 20 16 2 14.5 16 - 26
25mm Std Yellow 20 R25SSGY-20 25 21 2 21 21 - 28
32mm Std Yellow 20 R32SSGY-20 32 27 2.5 24 27 - 44
40mm Std Yellow 20 R40SSGY-20 40 34 3 30 33 - 44
50mm Std Yellow 20 R50SSGY-20 50 44 3 35 44 - 65
63mm Std Yellow 20 R63SSGY-20 63 55 4 40 55 - 70
75mm Std Yellow 20 R75SSGY-20 75 66 4.5 40 66 - 80
90mm Std Yellow 20 R90SSGY-20 90 79 5.5 45 80 - 100
110mm Std Yellow 12 R110SSGY-12 110 99 5.5 55 100 - 120
125mm Std Yellow 12 R125SSGY-12 125 114 5.6 55 115 - 130
140mm Std Yellow 8 R140SSGY-8 140 129 5.6 55 130 - 150
160mm Std Yellow 6 R160SSGY-6 160 148 5 60 150 - 200
Pig's Tail® Heavy Duty Spiral Protection Flame Retardant Anti-Static (FRAS)
Size Material/Colour Pack Quantity (Mtrs) Product Code Nominal O.D. (mm) Nominal I.D. (mm) Material Thickness (mm) Band Width (mm) Suggested Wrap Range
12mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS12 12.5 9.5 1.5 10 9 - 13
16mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS16 16 12.5 1.75 12 13 - 18
20mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS20 20 16 2 14.5 16 - 26
25mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS25 25 21 2 21 21 - 28
32mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS32 32 27 2.5 24 27 - 44
40mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS40 40 34 3 30 33 - 44
50mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS50 50 44 3 35 44 - 65
63mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS63 63 55 4 40 55 - 70
75mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS75 75 66 4.5 40 66 - 80
90mm FRAS Black 20 FRAS90 90 79 5.5 45 80 - 100
110mm FRAS Black 110 FRAS110 110 99 5.5 55 100 - 120
Pig's Tail® Heavy Duty Spiral Protection Night Glow
Size Material/Colour Pack Quantity (Mtrs) Product Code Nominal O.D. (mm) Nominal I.D. (mm) Material Thickness (mm) Band Width (mm) Suggested Wrap Range
12mm Night Glow 50 N12SSG-50 12.5 9.5 1.5 10 9 - 13
16mm Night Glow 20 N16SSG-20 16 12.5 1.75 12 13 - 18
20mm Night Glow 20 N20SSG-20 20 16 2 14.5 16 - 26
25mm Night Glow 20 N25SSG-20 25 21 2 21 21 - 28
32mm Night Glow 20 N32SSG-20 32 27 2.5 24 27 - 44
40mm Night Glow 20 N40SSG-20 40 34 3 30 33 - 44
50mm Night Glow 20 N50SSG-20 50 44 3 35 44 - 65
63mm Night Glow 20 N63SSG-20 63 55 4 40 55 - 70
75mm Night Glow 20 N75SSG-20 75 66 4.5 40 66 - 80
90mm Night Glow 20 N90SSG-20 90 79 5.5 45 80 - 100
110mm Night Glow 12 N110SSG-12 110 99 5.5 55 100 - 120

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