Gates Corporation Wins Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award for MegaSys® Hydraulic Hoses
Gates MegaSys® constant pressure hydraulic hose line is voted Product of the Year by subscribers of Plant Engineering magazine
Sao Paulo, Brazil - Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, won the 2011 Product of the Year award from Plant Engineering magazine for its innovative MegaSys line of constant pressure spiral-wire and wire-braid hydraulic hoses.
“That’s why the Plant Engineering Product of the Year award is so highly regarded in our industry.”
Plant Engineering, a publication of CFE Media, is a definitive go-to source for engineers who rely on it extensively for news and information that will assist them with their jobs and business operations.
“Winners are selected by a vote of qualified Plant Engineering subscribers – the engineers who buy, specify, and use these products on a daily basis. They are the most qualified people you can find to understand how new products reduce energy costs, ensure safety, and improve productivity on the manufacturing plant floor,” said Bob Vavra, editor of Plant Engineering magazine. “That’s why the Plant Engineering Product of the Year award is so highly regarded in our industry.”
Gates MegaSys hydraulic hoses are easy to handle and can be routed in tight, confined spaces during installation, saving overall hose assembly length and cost by as much as 64%. The hoses conform to minimum standards for construction, dimensions, and performance set by organizations such as SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) in North America, European Norm/Standard (EN), Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. (DIN), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
MegaSys hoses can handle biodegradable hydraulic fluids like polyester, polyglycol, and vegetable oil, as well as standard petroleum-based fluids. These hoses are found on machine tools, injection molding and die cast equipment, hydrostatic conveyor drives, and plant floor mobile equipment.