Gates Introduces New Hydraulic Hose Solution
October 15, 2021—
MXG 5K from Gates.
Gates has introduced its latest hydraulic hose, MegaSysTM MXGTM 5K, which is lighter, more flexible and more durable than a typical 5000 psi (350 bar) hydraulic hose.
The MXG 5K offers wire spiral performance in a flexible, lightweight, innovative, high-pressure hydraulic hose using Gates patented Xpiral woven spiral technology. MXG 5K was tested extensively in the laboratory and in real-world applications throughout its development, including rigorous field testing in tunnel boring, top drives, excavator and wheel loader applications.
“Our ongoing commitment to research and development has resulted in another world-first innovation from Gates. MXG 5K sets a new standard for hydraulic hose,” said Mike Haen, vice president, industrial global product line management. “Combining industry-leading impulse cycle performance at these hydraulic pressures, with the XtraTuff Plus (XTP) cover and the weight and flexibility advantages, delivers a hydraulic solution for the most demanding applications. Nothing else on the market matches MXG 5K.”
MXG 5K is a design-in option or replacement hose solution across a wide variety of industries, including injection molding, heavy manufacturing equipment, mining, forestry, construction, agriculture and logistics, among others. Tested to one million impulse cycles at 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121 degrees Celsius), twice the legacy industry standard for spiral hoses, and with a bend radius that is also 50% of the industry standard, MXG 5K offers truly unparalleled performance.
In addition, this new hose platform is 20% lighter, 25% more flexible and 5% more compact than legacy spiral hoses, improving the safety and ergonomics of hose installation while also enhancing the performance of machinery by reducing weight. Equipped with Gates’ XTP cover as a standard offering, MXG 5K also offers 25 times the abrasion resistance of Gates’ standard cover and more than 800 hours of ozone resistance to minimize downtime related to environmental conditions. As a result, MXG 5K will last longer in the factory or field, including applications in the most extreme conditions.