Beyond peak performance, Gates hydraulic systems offer you safety. The LifeGuard™ Line-of-Sight Sleeving System is the first true protection in line-of-sight hydraulic applications.
Standard nylon abrasion sleeving has been used for years, by mobile construction and agriculture equipment design engineers, as protection for operators in the case of a hose burst or pin hole leak even though this "protection" could NOT be demonstrated in a lab or in the field. Gates engineers tackled this problem and LifeGuard™ sleeving was born.
It contains up to 10,000 psi bursts and up to 5,000 psi pinhole leaks at 100°C for up to five minutes. After redirecting the explosive force down the length of the hose, the LifeGuard™ sleeve disperses the energy and fluids at the hose ends via carefully designed "channel" clamps. The leaked fluid then allows for fast hose failure detection. LifeGuard™ sleeving handles all hydraulic fluids and biodiesel fuel.
Equipment operators working within a three-foot line-of-sight of a hydraulic system know the potential for problems - personal injury, fluid burns and injection, fires and explosions, electrical shock and mechanical failure. The double-layer sleeve effectively shields you against these hazards if there was a catastrophic hydraulic hose failure.
The LifeGuard™ line-of-sight sleeving system is an effective economical alternative to costly metal shielding or re-routing of hose lines. And it does not affect system performance.
No other flexible connection safeguards your operators, equipment and environment like LifeGuard™ sleeving.
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