LHSS are manufacturers of hydraulic hose and pneumatic hose assemblies to many commercial vehicle manufacturers. We specialise in high and low pressure hose assembles and allied products .
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LHSS are involved in the development of many ‘bespoke’ hoses, for CAC, coolant and air intake applications. We have been active in the design of all types of hoses for Euro 6 applications, for many OE Bus and Truck manufacturers.
The Euro 6 standard is extremely demanding and LHSS has been able to design and supply intake hoses to withstand strong, negative pressure requirements while retaining good flexibility, turbo hoses to withstand 250⁰C using new polymers, with specific fabrics designed to meet Euro 6 requirements and coolant hoses designed to operate at higher pressures and temperatures than standard coolant hoses.
As well as placing great emphasis on our levels of service, quality is paramount, and this has helped LHSS create and maintain a continually expanding level of business and a growing portfolio of satisfied customers all around the world.
We are members of the BFPA and are part of their Hydraulic Hose Accreditation Scheme. We are inspected every 2 years by an independent assessor. This scheme is a clear commitment to supply the best hose assemblies made to the highest quality and safety standards. For more information please visit the British Fluid Power Association website at www.bfpa.co.uk and www.hydraulichosesafety.co.uk.
LHSS Turbo-charger and Inter-cooler hoses, offer the highest degree of reliability under extreme under bonnet applications. Manufactured from only the highest quality and UK sourced fabrics, hoses are offered from the design stage to your complete solution for turbo and inter-cooler applications. Our constructions are thoroughly tested and proven at temperatures up to 230°C on our multi-directional test rig, giving our customers confidence in the performance and reliability of LHSS & CAC hoses.
Where fuel or oil mist is present, normal material will absorb and degrade rapidly during service. LHSS offers superior, fluorosilicone lined hoses, to resist fuel, oil and diesel. Using the highest quality fluorosilicone material as a liner, our unique manufacturing process enables us to achieve an inter ply bond strength of almost double that found when tested against several competitor hoses. LHSS use only 100% fluorosilicone. However, we remain competitive due to our efficient manufacturing process, where many competitors use ‘diluted’ fluorosilicone material in order to reduce cost.
Part marking including specific customer logo, part numbers and traceability options.
High temperature reflective sleeving, providing protection in specific vulnerable areas for example, close to turbo or exhaust systems.
Anti-abrasion sleeving. This can provide protection where a hose is likely to come in to contact with moving or, vibrating components.
Hose Clamps: LHSS recommend and can provide a range of clips, ideal for all hose clamping solutions.
Our dedicated factory is equipped with an extensive range of test equipment which allows LHSS to monitor, maintain and provide materials and product to both customer and our own unique and demanding specifications.
All product used in our hose building process, is supplied with customer certification. We carry out our own in-house testing to verify batch to batch consistency.
In addition, LHSS are able to carry out product testing. Our factory has the facilities to carry out burst pressure testing, heat ageing, vibration and flex testing and pressure cycle testing.
At LHSS, our priority is to ensure we can offer our customers a consistent and high quality hose, out-performing many others offered on the market today.
LHSS manufacture hoses to the highest standard, designed to operate under the most extreme conditions found anywhere in today's modern engines. They are manufactured using high quality materials from world-leading suppliers. The woven and knitted meta-aramid fabric reinforcement used, is of the highest quality, supplied by leading UK manufacturers.
Our standard range of hoses are made using 3, 4 or 5 plies of fabric depending on diameter, with wall thickness and construction dependent on service conditions and flexibility required. Our materials and specification are carefully chosen, to provide a hose which offers easy fitting combined with maximum performance.
Where a high vacuum resistance is required, for example on off highway or most modern Euro 6 standard engines, hoses can be constructed with either a wire helix built within the wall or, with internal, stainless steel springs.
Polyester – For ‘Cold-side’ hoses or, hoses where service temperature does not exceed 180°C.
Weight: 190gsm +/ - 17gsm
Burst pressure: 16Bar (232 psi)
Tensile strength: 75-80 Kgf Temperature range: -50°C up to 180°C
Woven or Knitted Meta-aramid – For ‘Hot-side’ hoses or where service temperatures reach 230°C.
Temperature range: -50°C up to 230°C.
Woven meta-aramid gives higher stiffness and burst pressure when required. Specialist manufacturing techniques allow us to impart higher strength with good flexibility in both radial and axial directions when building convoluted turbo-charger hoses.