M8 E-Z Flex Hybrid Hose
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Parker Hannifin's M8 E-Z Flex Hybrid Hose incorporates thermoplastic and rubber hose constructions. Able to handle high pressure applications without compromising flexibility, because it has a two-wire braid construction with four-spiral wire hose performance. This allows for a smaller O.D., creating a tighter bend radius and easier handling. The bend radius for a 5/8" I.D. E-Z flex hose is only 4". Competing rubber hoses of the same size I.D. need at least 8". The smaller O.D. allows for a tighter bend and greater flexibility. With mechanically bonded, rather than chemically bonded engineering, the hose has a low volumetric expansion.