Egelsbach, Germany – Flexible polyurethane tubes and hoses for food contact and pharmaceutical applications have been developed by SMC.
The tubes in the TU-X214 series conform to US FDA guidelines and EU10/2011 standards.
They can withstand acids, and their smooth surfaces which make it more difficult for bacteria to accumulate, making cleaning easier. The tubes resist kinking and are flexible.
Maximum operating pressure is 0.8Mpa at 20°C. The hoses can be safely used between 20 and 60°C with compressed air, or 0° to 40°C if carrying water.
There are five different outer diameters: 2, 4, 6, 8,10 and 12 mm. They are available in eight different colours: translucent red, blue and colourless, plus five opaque varieties, in white, black, yellow, green and orange. SMC said this combination of colours makes it easier to keep track of tubes in complex arrangements. They are available in 20m lengths.