Parker Hannifin releases High-Performance PU-Cover Rubber Hoses

New hose range combines synthetic rubber and polyurethane for low and medium pressure applications

Veniano, Italy, 1. April 2016 – Parker Hannifin,the global leader in motion and control technologies, has introduced a new high-performance PU-cover rubber hose range for low and medium pressure applications. For the new PU-cover hose range 462PU, 692PU and 837PU-Plus, Parker has employed a combination of synthetic rubber and polyurethane. Due to the manufacturing process and the fusion of the two materials, the new hose range reaches innovative possibilities in terms of quality and product properties.

The outstanding technical characteristics of rubber, employed in combination with the premium quality polyurethane cover material, makes the Parker PU-cover rubber hoses suitable for various applications where high flexibility, tight bend radii, abrasion, ozone, weathering and seawater resistance are the critical factors. The Parker PU-Cover rubber hose range share additional characteristics of strong mechanical strength; high flexibility and extended oil compatibility (due to the inner tubes); shock resistance to metal moving; extreme resistance to wear and tear; and extraordinary damping properties.

The Parker PU-cover rubber hoses make a world of difference in applications involving material handling; tele-handling and fork lifts; cranes; energy chains; car production lines and robots; injection moulding and blow moulding; machine tools; and construction equipment.

Due to the high performance of the PU-cover in abrasion, ozone and cold resistance, the 462PU is the preferred solution for the more demanding environment conditions in the construction equipment applications. The PU-cover also delivers the possibility to produce twin hoses at even higher working pressures than standard rubber hoses. 462PU will also answer the requirements of the larger materials handling applications where higher working pressures and higher abrasion resistance are the critical factors.

The 692PU is the recommended hose for all materials handling applications. Through field test results of  abrasion resistance,  the 692PU has been shown to be able to withstand more than 25.000 cycles up and down on the mast (5 times of standard rubber hoses).The hose types 462PU and 692PU also meet the abrasion challenges of over-the-sheave applications of twin hose.

The 837PU-Plus, on the other hand, is a low pressure Push-Lok hose and the preferred applications include cooling circuits and compressed air in hose bundles; and energy chains of robots; car production lines; machine tools; injection moulding and PET blow moulding machines. In all these applications, the hoses are exposed to constant friction. Available in five different colours for its cover, the 837PU-Plus is especially suitable for multi-line assemblies conveying different media or for colour-coded supply and return lines.

About Parker Hannifin
With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's website at, or its investor information website at



Conny Stöhr
Marketing Services Manager
Hose Products Division Europe
Phone: 0049 6400 922263