The Gates Corporation, a global manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, announced it would be an exhibitor at IFPE 2014 during CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 4-8.
The hose and belt manufacturer will introduce its new industrial hose naming and color-coding system. The new structure uses descriptive, intuitive, and sensible names to streamline hose selection, reduce hassles, and help eliminate downtime. The company has created icons for each major industry category and a color to match. All Gates industrial hoses will henceforth be imprinted with new, color-coded laylines identifying the industry or application.
“Most of the product names in the marketplace today – including ours – are totally meaningless,” said Tony Widhalm Gates industrial hose product line manager. “You’ll find products named after animals, insects, and everything in between. At Gates, we’re rebranding our entire industrial hose product line to exist within 14 ‘family’ names that identify the actual application like Chem Master, Fuel Master, Mine Master, etc. And the new hose laylines will also be color-coded by product category for easy identification.”
Gates will have more than 50 hose and belt experts on hand at IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG to demonstrate selected hose solutions:
MegaSys constant pressure spiral-wire and wire-braid hose and coupling products that work together for leak-free assemblies, reducing costs by up to 64%.
HotLine Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) hose assemblies that are designed to convey diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The hose and couplings are electronically heated using Gates patented carbon fiber heating system, which allows for more uniform fluid heating compared to heated-wire designs.
GC32-TSi hydraulic hose crimper, which includes Gates eCrimp database, Web access, a conversion calculator, diagnostic/repair videos, and advanced functions to ensure a quality hose assembly.
Visitors to the Gates booth, which will be divided into four key areas: design, downtime, safety, and resources, will have an opportunity to control a powerful, custom-built, remote-controlled 1:10 scale model excavator to unearth a hidden prize.
The Gates Corporation