Gates Corporation has developed technology to help find the right parts when designing hose assemblies and offers a comprehensive and effective hose diagnostic, monitoring and data solution for those assemblies.
Gates’ new DesignConnect™ allows design engineers to download 2D dimensioned drawings and 3D models of Gates couplings and adapter products. The right parts can now be found quickly with Gates’ web based interactive product catalog of Gates hose, couplings and adapters. It lets you pick the right parts via a high-speed, easy-to-use search engine, then download solid models for use in your own CAD environment. Pro/ENGINEER® users can drag-and-drop these models directly into their designs.
Once the products are out in the field, you can then use their comprehensive and effective hose diagnostic, monitoring and data solution, Sentry™ Services. A complete preventive maintenance solution, Sentry Services allows fleet managers and equipment operators to avoid failures, estimate remaining hose life and accurately identify hoses for replacement.
Sentry Services consists of two components:
- Sentry™ IQ Service provides real-time monitoring and diagnostic information about current operating condition and performance of hose assemblies.
- Sentry™ ID Service is a unique, radio frequency tagging system that lets you identify and track specific hose assemblies operating worldwide.
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