Comprehensive Guide to The Different Types of Crimps

Comprehensive Guide to The Different Types of Crimps

Many types of crimps can be achieved with the use of a Uniflex hydraulic crimping machine. This article will outline some of the different types of crimps that can be created.

Hose crimping is a method of joining a hose to a fitting or adaptor by deforming the hose to hold the fitting securely in place. There are several different types of hose crimps that can be used for different purposes.

  1. Ferrule Crimp: This type of crimp uses a metal ferrule to compress the hose and secure it to the fitting. The ferrule is placed over the hose and then crimped with a crimping machine or special crimping tool, creating a strong and reliable connection. This type of crimp is often used in high pressure and high temperature applications.
  2. Skive Crimp. A skive crimp is a type of hose crimp that uses a cutting tool, called a skiver to remove a portion of the hose’s outer layer and/or inner layer before its crimped. This type of crimp is often used in medium to high pressure and high flexibility applications and is commonly used for hydraulic hoses.
  3. Field Attachment fitting: a field attachable fitting is a type of connection that can be done in the field without the need for special tools. The fittings are designed to be attached with a simple tool, making it easy to repair or replace hoses in remote locations. *Field attachment fittings are generally a temporary solution and not permanent

Swaging is not the same as crimping. Swaging uses a machine to compress a fitting and ferrule through a split die bed, creating a secure connection with the hose by reducing the ferrule’s outer diameter (OD) and pressing it into the stem serrations. Crimping, on the other hand, uses segment dies that close around the ferrule or sleeve and reduce its OD to a specific size.

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Each type of hose crimp has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice will depend on the specific application and materials being used. It is important to choose the right type of hose crimp and use the proper machine to ensure a strong and reliable connection. It is also important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines when crimping hoses to ensure proper and safe installation. If you require any additional information on which will be the correct crimp for your application, contact the experts today at