HOSE PRODUCTION

To produce a hose, a rubber strip is fed into an extruder by a heated feed screw. The internal and external diameters of the uncured rubber hose are set. The uncured rubber hose is mounted on a mandrel in the shape of the finished hose and placed in an autoclave to cure under steam pressure. The hose is then removed from the mandrel and is ready for finishing work such as cutting and washing.