Hose targets material handling applications.

Press Release Summary:

Suitable for over-the-sheave applications, Series 692 provides continuous 3,000 psi pressure rating for all sizes and 4:1 safety factor, which enables hose to work on most forklift models. Product offers tight bend radius, enabling small pulleys to be used in mast area, freeing up space. Rated to -40°F, hose can be also used in freezer applications.

Original Press Release:

New Parker 692 Hose Designed for Material Handling and Over-the-Sheave Applications

Provides Tighter Bend Radius Saving Space, Increasing Visibility in Forklift Masts

WICKLIFFE, OH - Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has released its 692 hose line, designed specifically for material handling and over-the-sheave applications. The design and construction of the 692 hose allows for a tighter bend radius compared to other hoses on the market, which saves space in the mast and increases visibility for the operator.

To improve visibility for the lift truck operator, components must be moved or reduced in size. Parker's new 692 hose addresses both concerns. Rated to the tightest bend radius in the industry, the 692 hose enables smaller pulleys to be used in the mast area, freeing up space. With a smaller outside diameter than other hoses, more area is gained in the mast area improving visibility.

"Parker's new 692 hose provides a continuous 3000 psi pressure rating for all sizes and a 4:1 safety factor, which enables this hose to work on most forklift models," said Greg Reardon, Parker Hose Products Division Business Development Manager. "And because the 692 hose is rated to -40°F, it can be used in freezer applications."

For a copy of Bulletin 4480-B138-US featuring Parker's 692 hoses, contact Parker Catalog Services, 8940 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060, 440-205-7799, call toll-free 1-800-C-PARKER, or view it on the Web at www.parkerhose.com.

About Parker Hannifin's Hose Products Division
The Hose Products Division is a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Fluid Connectors Group. The Group is headquartered in Cleveland, OH, and is the world's leading producer of tube fittings, rubber and thermoplastic hose and fittings, brass fittings and valves, quick-connect couplings, and assembly tools.

With annual sales exceeding $10 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineering solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 43 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 51 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com or its investor information site at www.phstock.com.

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