Hydroscand Design & Test Centre

Since 1969 Hydroscand has actively worked to develop and improve its products. All this information and knowledge has been collected over these years and is now brought together in our new Design & Test Center. We believe this new investment will further enhance our position as a leading supplier of hoses and fittings in the world market.

Product Research & Development

In Hydroscand’s new Design & Test Center, we are carrying out research and development of existing and new products. This is to improve the standard products and develop new components to satisfy the demanding requirements of the fluid power market.

Quality and Safety

Hydroscand’s Design & Test Center test all of our hoses and fittings to ensure the integrity of product and performance and to meet Hydroscand’s and your expectations of quality and safety.

We perform the following tests:

Flex-impulse / Impulse

The flex-impulse rig is a large laboratory test rig. This is used for the acceleration processes of the life time of a hose assembly. We can perform tests in accordance with, ISO-6803 (pulse), ISO-8032 (flex-impulse) or to customer requirements, up to 950 bar and 130°C. We use the test equipment to verify that the hose and fitting combination meet Hydroscand’s requirements for the hose assembly. The results from these tests are then documented in our hose assembly swaging manual.

Pressure test

Our pressure test equipment is used for testing at pressures up to 2000 bar at room temperature. The equipment is also used for hoses to be supplied with a pressure test certificate. The equipment is also used to verify the specified burst pressure of hoses. To protect the environment, we filter and separate the water from any residue of oil by using a fully automated separating system.

saltspraySalt spray test

In the climate chamber we perform accelerating lifetime testing of our products. We perform tests in accordance with the most up to date standards. In the chamber we perform quality assurance and testing of the top coatings for new and existing products.