Seed Tube Features and Design


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A lot has changed in the agricultural industry in the last 50 years, but a constant has been the rubber seed drop tube. It is found on machinery from almost every manufacturer and works for planting a wide variety of … Continued

Static Dissipating Hose


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Static Dissipating Hose First of all, what is a static charge and what creates it? According to dictionary.com, static charge is defined as, “a stationary electric charge built up on an insulating material.” When items contact each other, the friction … Continued

Game Call Bellows Design


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Designing a game call can be a very challenging prospect. The sound has to be just right, and yet it needs to be simple enough that anyone can use it to make an effective call. Using a corrugated rubber tube … Continued

Industrial Drain Hose Design Concepts


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Drain hoses can be an afterthought in industrial design, which is easy to understand considering that their very purpose is to move discarded materials. On the other hand, those tubes are carrying material that needs to get from point A … Continued

Prioritizing Hose Requirements


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There are few vacuum scenarios worse than cleaning out a deep fryer. It’s an industry that doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it is a critical part of the restaurant industry in America. The challenge is not only oil, … Continued

Large Air Intake Design Considerations


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Whether for a diesel engine or industrial blower assembly, air intakes in the 3″ to 6″ ID range can pose some unique challenges for designers. There can be negative pressure issues, bend concerns, mating and connection problems, temperature extremes, or … Continued

Uses for flame retardant EPDM rubber


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As safety standards become more stringent and engineers and product designers look for more durable and versatile components, flame retardant materials have become more popular. A common standard for polymers is the UL94 burn rating. The purpose of that is … Continued

Increasing the Lifespan of Garage Exhaust Hoses


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Outfitting your garage or dealership with garage exhaust hoses can be a sizable investment. By taking the time to pick the correct size and style of hose, you will ensure that you get the best value for your money. Garage … Continued

Floor Cleaning Drain Hose Improvements


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Designing a floor cleaning machine drain hose can be as simple as grabbing an off-the-shelf tube and plugging it into your design, but there are better options available at the same price point. A custom designed tube with features that … Continued

Better BC Tube Designs


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When designing a buoyancy compensator, the tube design can often be overlooked. Most of the low to mid-range products on the market employ a cheap molded hose from China or Korea with squared off convolutions. The square areas provide infinite … Continued