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GREMCO Fitcoflex braided tube

FITCOFLEX® FABRIC SLEEVES

Fabric hoses for optimal protection of wires and cables

 

Our FITCOFLEX® braided sleevings protect wires, cables, hoses and pipes from extreme mechanical and thermal stress.

The special feature is that their low weight and high flexibility qualify our fabric hoses for a wide variety of industrial applications. The material properties optimized by GREMCO are particularly suitable for use in the aviation and automotive industries as well as in medical and environmental technology.

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Mechanical protection against abrasion

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FITCOFLEX® fabric hoses for thermal protection

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Simple and compact bundling of cables & wires

Why Fitcoflex® braided hose from Gremco?

FITCOFLEX® fabric hoses from GREMCO are made of flame-retardant or self-extinguishing material and can also be supplied halogen-free for special applications.

GREMCO’s FITCOFLEX® Mechanical FITCOFLEX® Tubing provides optimum abrasion protection for pipes, hoses, cable bundles and hose systems for industrial cabling.

This is due to the special weave of the FITCOFLEX® braided sleeving, which has a low dead weight and therefore remains highly flexible. In addition, expansion rates of up to 3:1 ensure a large number of different diameter ranges.

Furthermore, FITCOFLEX® woven fabric sleevings feature particularly high thermal and chemical resistance, allowing for complication-free use in a wide range of applications.

Our thermal fabric hoses VITREFLECT® and VITRITHERM® have been specially developed for applications with extreme temperature fluctuations. The good flexibility and easy deformability allow the use of the thermal fabric hoses in narrow and winding installation spaces.

With our wide range of unique Fitcoflex® products, we can meet the requirements of your company – please contact us!

Our fabric hoses – your advantage:

  • Flame-resistant/self-extinguishing material
  • Optimum abrasion protection thanks to Ficoflex® technology
  • Highly flexible due to low dead weight
  • Available with different fire classes and monofilament thicknesses
  • Also available halogen-free

Product overview fabric hoses

We at GREMCO convince with our individual advice and our products at the highest quality standard. The special service enables us to offer customer-specific fabric hoses as well as the standard product portfolio.

Convince yourself with our product overview and get the most out of your application.

Polyamid PA
Polyamide-PA

Polyamide-PA

Polyester PET
Polyester-PET

Polyester-PET

VitrImpact®

Impact protection

Abschirmgeflecht
Shielding-/ Metal braid

Shielding braid

Gewebeschrumpfschlauch
Heat-shrinkable fabric sleeves

Shrinking

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How do I install a fabric hose?

The professional installation of your fabric hose depends on the product type. A braided hose made of PET/PA is braided/woven and therefore has the property to be expandable. Therefore, compress the hose to obtain an increased radius. Afterwards you can easily move the hose to the desired position, because the push-back effect automatically expands the hose again.

If you have a shrinking tube, it should have a larger radius than the cable to be shrunk. Pull the tube over the cable and heat the tube to the required shrinking temperature. You will get the best result if you use a professional application tool.

What is a fabric hose?

A fabric hose is usually made of polyamide (PA) or polyethylene (PET), although there are also some other untypical materials. The field of application of the fabric hose is universal, because its oil resistance, flexibility, mechanical protection properties and chemical resistance to chemicals and UV rays make it interesting for almost all industries.

The most common use of the fabric hose is as an abrasion-resistant cable protection hose, as its special weave enables a closed surface with an opaque structure.

How do I know which fabric hose I need?

The right choice of fabric hose is essential for the successful use of the product. There is a multitude of possible criteria that could be relevant for you, so that we have a three-figure repertoire of different products in the field of fabric hose alone. The strength of the monofilament, the material used, the maximum temperature, the necessary approvals or the possibility of labelling are only a few of the most important characteristics that must be clear when selecting the fabric hose. That is why we at GREMCO are not just one of many fabric hose manufacturers, but we have specially trained personnel who will provide you with professional support in the decision-making process. Our individual customer advisory service in the area of fabric hoses protects you from unnecessary wrong purchases and guarantees you a smooth use of the optimal suitable hose.

What temperature does a fabric hose need?

The usual temperature for shrinking a fabric tube is normally 200°C. However, it is often no problem to use a higher temperature, as the data sheet always indicates the minimum shrinking temperature. For example, if you use a hot air blow dryer as a processing device, you will reach temperatures around 400°C. Always make sure that the material to be shrunk can withstand this temperature. Basically, the higher the temperature used, the faster the hose shrinks. However, be careful during storage, because even below the shrinking temperature a fabric sleeve can start to shrink (but then not completely). A normal hair dryer is not suitable for this. Other possible products for shrinking are heat guns, soldering irons and shrinking ovens/infrared ovens.

What do I need a fabric hose for?

Industrial cables & wires are exposed to a wide range of adverse environmental influences. From high temperature, abrasion and wear to optical marking. Without a protective braided hose, cables and lines tend to fail prematurely. Therefore we offer self-closing, self-retracting and shrinking fabric sleeves for optimal mechanical protection. For special applications, GREMCO also offers additional products in various grades for impact protection and as shielding braid. Thanks to the different designs, you can use braided sleevings during the production process as well as afterwards to improve the quality of your cables & wires.

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Your contact person

Günter Fersch

Sales Manager

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Whether standard application, special design or complete system solutions – we are able to react quickly to your fabric hose inquiries, to help with technical questions and to develop solution concepts. We look back on many years of experience in the field of fabric hoses and convince with expertise and the usual premium quality from Germany. With Fitcoflex® we are constantly setting new standards through constant innovation in cooperation with our customers from the automotive, aviation, environmental and medical technology industries. In other industrial sectors, too, we have continuously built up technical expertise over the past few years and tailored our products to the needs of our customers.

Our highly qualified employee Günter Fersch looks forward to hearing from you!