M8 E-Z Flex® Hybrid Hose Offers Half the Bend Radius of Rubber Hose

Ravenna, OH -- M8- E-Z Flex® Hybrid Hose, from Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is designed to incorporate the best of thermoplastic and rubber hose constructions. Offering a robust hose to handle high pressure applications without compromising flexibility, E-Z Flex Hose offers a two-wire braid construction with four-spiral wire hose performance. This design 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 inches. Competing rubber hoses of the same size I.D. need at least 8 inches. Not only does the smaller O.D. allow for a tighter bend, but the E-Z Flex hose is lighter, making is easier to route.

E-Z Flex hoses are mechanically bonded, rather than chemically bonded, creating a hose with a low volumetric expansion. This strong design allows E-Z Flex hose to handle synthetic and water-based fluids longer than comparable hoses, minimizing in-service problems and maximizing service life. Clean tubes reduce the need for expensive cleaning/flushing of hose assemblies.

E-Z Flex hoses are available from the Parflex Division in sizes 3/8" I.D. to 5/8" I.D. as a hose assembly or in long continuous lengths for on-site crimping.

With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 56 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.

For more information contact:

Janine Kruit

Parker Hannifin Corp., Parflex Division

1300 N. Freedom St.

Ravenna, OH 44266

(800) 423-6551

Fax (800) 438-9562

email: jekruit@parker.com


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