Gates releases new hose clamp kit

Products Jason Cannon April 17, 2013
Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive aftermarket parts, announces the release of the new PolarSeal II Clamp Assortment System.
Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive aftermarket parts, announces the release of the new PolarSeal II Clamp Assortment System.

Gates Corporation has released its new PolarSeal II Clamp Assortment System.

The kit contains hand-held tools to create A/C barrier hose assemblies directly on vehicles without the need for traditional crimping methods, also eliminating the need to stock large quantities of pre-made hose assemblies.

“With summer coming and temperatures on the rise, the demand to repair A/C systems will be increasing,” Steve Baysinger, Automotive Aftermarket Product Manager at Gates Corporation, says. “This new assortment makes installing PolarSeal II, our low- permeation, reduced barrier A/C hose system, a breeze.”

The PolarSeal II Clamp Assortment System includes 50 clamps (in five different sizes) color coded for easy identification; specially designed Gates ratcheting pliers that do not release until the assembly is crimped thereby preventing leaks, improper and/or poor quality crimps, and comebacks; a compact and convenient small I.D. hose cutter useful for on-vehicle repair; a hose cutter replacement blade; clamps that include a positioning guide to ensure proper alignment over the fitting stem, eliminating the need for a separate cage; and compartmentalized plastic toolkit that organizes all of the pieces in the kit and includes labels with product barcodes for easy re-stocking