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GREMCO Fitcoflex© fabric hose

FITCOFLEX® BRAIDED HOSE

 

Our FITCOFLEX® fabric hoses are monofilament-based braided hoses and are used to protect cables, wires, hoses and pipes from extreme mechanical and thermal stresses. They are extremely flexible, allowing them to adapt easily to components, and are available in a variety of materials as well as different degrees of surface coverage. Installation is uncomplicated and fast, for example to protect against mechanical wear, but also finds applications for cable bundling or as rattle protection.

The special feature is that the light weight and high flexibility of our FITCOFLEX® cable protection qualifies it for a wide range of industrial applications. The material properties optimized by GREMCO are particularly suitable for use in the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as in medical and environmental technology.

Braided sleeving variants for optimum protection of wires and cables

FITCOFLEX® braided sleeving is versatile and always ensures first-class preservation of its contents. We offer three different braided sleeving variants: Expandable or self-coiling FITCOFLEX®, as well as hoses as noise insulation.

You are unsure which variant is the best option for your industrial application? As a long-standing fabric hose manufacturer, our trained sales team will expertly assist you in finding your optimal system solution. Contact us!

FITCOFLEX fabric hoses for abrasion protection

Mechanical protection against abrasion

GREMCO Fitcoflex© fabric hose thermally resistant

FITCOFLEX® fabric hoses for thermal protection

GREMCO FITCOFLEX braided hose for cable bundling

Simple and compact bundling of cables & wires

Why FITCOFLEX® braided hoses from GREMCO?

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

The mechanical FITCOFLEX® tubing from GREMCO provides optimum abrasion protection for pipes, hoses, cable bundles and hose systems for industrial cabling. This is due to the particular weave of 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. FITCOFLEX® woven fabric sleeves also feature particularly high thermal and chemical resistance and, thereby, allow for their complication-free use in various fields.

Our thermal fabric hoses FITCO®Flect and FITCO®Therm have been specially developed for applications with extreme temperature fluctuations. The good flexibility and easy deformability of the thermal fabric hoses enable their use in narrow and winding installation spaces.

With our wide range of unique FITCOFLEX® products, we can meet the requirements of your company – speak to us today.

Our braided hoses – your advantage:

  • Flame-resistant/self-extinguishing material
  • Optimum abrasion protection thanks to FITCOFLEX® technology
  • Highly flexible due to low dead weight
  • Available in different fire classes and monofilament thicknesses
  • Also available halogen-free
Fabric hose for crash- and collision protection

Product Overview – Braided Hoses

At GREMCO, we stand out through our individualized advice and the top quality standard of our products. Our special service enables us to offer both customer-specific fabric hoses and the customary product portfolio.

Convince yourself with our braided hoses product overview and get the most out of your application with FITCOFLEX®.

Lightweight, recyclable FITCOFLEX® fabric hose made out of Polyamid (PA)

Braided hose from Polyamide (PA)

Farbic hose made of PET (Polyester) in various monofilament thicknesses

Braided hose from Polyester (PET)

Fabric hose for crash- and collision protection

Impact protection
braided hose FITCO®Crash

Abschirmgeflecht

Woven hose with shielding metal braid

Gewebeschrumpfschlauch

Heat-shrinkable
braided hose

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Cable protection for your company

This video examines two different types of fabric protection hoses, expandable and self-retracting, and how their installation process is performed by means of a practical example. Furthermore, you will learn more about how to use a hot cutting machine to lengthen the fabric hoses and how this technique differs from cold cutting.

Versatile, uncomplicated and customizable

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How do I install a fabric hose?

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

If you have a shrinking fabric hose, it should have a larger radius than the cable to be enclosed. Pull the hose 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 several other atypical materials. The area of application of the fabric hose is universal, since its oil resistance, flexibility, mechanical protective properties and 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 sleeve, since 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. Since there are a multitude of possible criteria that could be relevant for you, we have a three-figure repertoire of different products in the area of fabric hoses 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 simply one of many fabric hose manufacturers – we have specially trained personnel who will provide you with professional support in the decision-making process. Our individualized customer consultation service in the field of fabric hoses helps you to avoid unnecessary incorrect purchases and ensures the smooth employment of the most suitable hose.

What temperature does a fabric hose need?

The usual temperature to shrink a fabric tube is around 200°C. However, it is often not a problem to use a higher temperature, since 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 of around 400°C. Always make sure that the material to be enclosed also withstands this temperature. In principal, the higher the temperature used, the faster the hose shrinks. However, be careful when storing because, even below the shrinking temperature, a fabric sleeve can begin to shrink (although not completely). A normal hairdryer is not suitable for this. Other possible products for shrinking are heat guns, soldering irons and shrinking/infrared ovens.

What do I need a fabric hose for?

From high temperatures and abrasion to wear and optical marking, industrial cables and wires are exposed to a wide range of adverse environmental factors. 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 provides additional products in various grades for impact protection and as shielding braid. Due to the different designs, you can incorporate braided sleeving both during and after the production process in order to improve the quality of your cables and wires.

GREMCO Fitcoflex© Ioslierschlauch Kontakt

Your contact person

Günter Fersch

Sales Director

We are there for you

Whether standard applications, special designs or complete system solutions – we are able to respond quickly to your fabric hose enquiries, help with technical questions and develop solution concepts. We look back on many years of experience in the field of fabric hoses, and we excel owing to our expertise and Germany’s customary premium quality. With FITCOFLEX®, we are constantly setting new standards through continuous innovation in cooperation with our customers from the automotive, aviation, environmental and medical engineering industries. In recent years, we have also been continuously building up technical expertise in other industrial sectors and tailoring our products to the needs of our customers. Our highly qualified employee Günter Fersch looks forward to hearing from you.