Matched and Unmatched Hose Assemblies
Learning Document and Disclaimer
This is an
Important Learning and Due Diligence document provided to you from Universal
Hose and Fittings LLC. The content of this document will provide you valuable
information when choosing a Supplier of Hose and Fittings. The decision to
fabricate your own hose assemblies is considered a responsibility to which one
should take seriously the topic of Hose Assembly Integrity and Safety.
A Matched Hose Assembly
A Matched System provides the buyer a Hose and
that are supplied from the same Hose Assembly System provider or Manufacturer.
These products have been tested to all SAE requirements for Hydraulic Hose Assemblies.
It is generally assumed by the majority of Industry professionals and end users
that a Matched System provides the buyer, user and the distributor the peace of
mind that the products supplied have been tested and approved in advance by the
Manufacture or Hose Assembly System Provider.
A Unmatched System
A Unmatched Hose Assembly System is a system in
Hydraulic Hose and Hose Couplings have been tested and meet all SAE and
Industry standards as stand alone products but not necessarily as a Hose
Assembly. Unmatched Systems have grown in favor with end users in the 21
Century primarily due to the demand by consumers for lower cost products.A Unmatched System is created by
or fabricator of Hose Assemblies when they make a decision to purchase based
either price or availability. It is not a system necessarily approved by the
Matched vs. Unmatched Hydraulic Hose Assembly
It is imperative that Consumers make choices
based on their
on specific needs ,requirements and concerns regarding their choice of Matched
vs. Unmatched Hose Assembly Systems. In general those parties most concerned
with Product Liability issues will choose Matched Hose Assembly Systems. Those
parties concerned primarily with Price will typically choose Unmatched Systems.
Request for Matched Hose Assembly
All orders for Matched Hose Assembly Systems must
via email or by telephone. Customers must indicate. “Matched Products only
Please” when purchasing.
A list of our Matched Hose Assembly Systems
providers can be
provided at the customers request.
Hose and Fittings LLC Disclaimer regarding
Unmatched Hose Assembly Systems
Universal Hose and Fittings LLC offers its
Matched and UnMatched Hose Assembly Systems from a variety of Sources. It is
the responsibility of the buyer to make the decision of Matched or Unmatched
Hose Assembly Systems prior to any sale. The Hydraulic Hose and Hose Couplings
we offer on our shopping cart web site are designed for those consumers
interested in the lowest price. Any consumer who makes a purchase at our
shopping cart web site is making a decision to participate in some form of
Unmatched Hose Assembly System. When an Internet Customer places an order via
our shopping cart web site our Company is placed in a position of having no
knowledge of several key factors.
Any purchase of Interchange Weatherhead or Interchange
Parker Hose or Fittings via our shopping cart web site will be treated as a
request by the buyer for an Unmatched System. We will ship the appropriate part
that is relevant to either the Parker Interchange or Weatherhead Interchange
Product. Universal Hose and Fittings LLC is not responsible for any improperly
fabricated Hose Assemblies by any consumer. We are also not Liable in any
capacity for Loss Profits, Equipment Damage or any Incidental or Consequential
damages of any kind what so ever resulting in Loss of Life or Injury from any
Hose Assembly Fabricated by a customer.
Industry Suppliers of Hose and Fittings
Manufacture is generally a company who owns their own facilities for the
purpose of producing their own brand of Hydraulic Hose, Hose Couplings and
Crimpers. They supply only Matched Hose and Fittings.
Wholesale Importer is a Company who stocks a variety of Brands of Hose and
Fittings. Generally speaking these companies do not provide Hose Assembly
Systems. They purchase products and resell at discount prices. A Wholesale
Importer rarely sells Hose Crimping Machinery.
Hose Assembly Systems
Assembly System Provider is any Company who does not manufacture the complete
product line of Hose, Hose Fittings and Crimpers. These types of Suppliers may
make Fittings but not Hose. These types of providers generally outsource
production of materials then have the products private labeled.
These types of
suppliers test their Hose Assemblies to the same standards as do Manufactures.
Hose Assembly System providers offer the same product Warranties and Liability
standards as do Manufactures. Generally speaking these types of Companies sell
product below the typical Manufactures prices.
Distributor is a Company who has access to the above three entities. The
product is purchased and resold. The products sold may or may not be a Matched
Hose Assembly System. Some Distributors only offer Matched Systems from one
Supplier or Manufacture. Other Distributors offer a variety of products to meet
the needs of their customers or the market they are pursuing.
Universal Hose and Fittings LLC is a Distributor
of Hose and Fittings products. One of those product lines is Hydraulic Hose and
Fittings. As a Distributor we are providing you access to parts that you may
not be able to purchase directly from Industry Manufacturers, Wholesale
Importers, or Hose Assembly System Suppliers. The service we are providing is
access to these products. As a Distributor we try to meet the needs of
customers to the best of our ability. We are not in a position to approve or
sanction customer decisions regarding Unmatched Systems.