Braid bands, also referred to as braid sleeves or braid ferrules, are used to retain woven braided sleeve covering corrugated metal hose. The braided sleeve provides strength to the corrugated metal hose as well as protecting the hose from abrasion. The AMFM Braid Band is integral to the process of welding together a metal hose assembly. The AMFM Braid Band retains the braid against the hose for the purpose of welding together the metal hose and braided sleeve.
The AMFM Braid Band was designed exclusively to accommodate the variable factors in hose fabrication. The AMFM Braid Band is a solid band manufactured for hose sizes 3/16” through 2” hose. Braid Band (ID) sizes are manufactured in 0.150” increments from .420” through 3”. The AMFM Braid Band is primarily manufactured from 304 Stainless Steel, with availability in 316 Stainless Steel, Copper and Monel.
The incremental sizing allows the fabricator to select the best width based on the OD of the hose and type of braided hose covering selected. OD of hose and braid can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. The use of standard braid, double braid and or braided braid sleeve all influence which AMFM Braid Band works the best.
Standard and non-standard variants of the AMFM Braid Band are available. The AMFM Braid Band can manufactured to your specification to serve the specific need for any application.
For complete information regarding the correct methods to fabricate metal hose it is recommended that you contact your metal hose supplier or a recognized standards organization. NAHAD (The Association for Hose and Accessory Distribution) has published hose assembly guidelines and is a reference organization as well as ANSI, ASME, SAE and ISO.