At Gates we take safety very seriously and our LifeGuard™ line-of-sight sleeving system is a case in point. It lets you safely protect nearby machine operators and personnel from catastrophic hydraulic hose failure using a revolutionary sleeve system developed by our design engineers.
It's worth noting that even an invisible pinhole leak in a hydraulic hose under pressure can release toxic fluid at more than 200 metres per second - close to the muzzle velocity of a gun. A jet like this can act like a hypodermic needle, penetrating both protective clothing and skin.
Other dangers from hydraulic bursts or pinhole leaks can include personal injury from fluid burns and injection, fires, explosions, electric shock and mechanical failure. With LifeGuard™ you can: