Gates (NYSE: GTES), a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, today introduced its latest breakthrough hydraulic hose, MegaSys™ MXG™ 5K, which is lighter, more flexible and more durable than a typical 5000 psi (350 bar) hydraulic hose.
A product of Gates’ pioneering materials science and process engineering innovations, MXG 5K offers wire spiral performance in a flexible, lightweight, innovative, high-pressure hydraulic hose using Gates patented Xpiral™ woven spiral technology – a breakthrough construction that exceeds all industry standards and most published competitive hose performance in terms of both pressure and impulse life. 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.”