Gates releases new hose clamp kit
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