Collapse Gauge

Anyone know what a 'collapse gauge' looks like in the context of
crimping hydraulic hoses? Googling produces recommendations to use
them, but no inkling of what they consist of.
AWEM
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Andrew Mawson
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That rod I was telling you about? :-)
No luck with the info, long gone. :-(
Still mate said it was only ever a guide as they gave up on Gates hoses and fittings as too expensive and went with local production.
Looked on Parker's site and they give the opinion that their setting guide is exactly that too many variables.
Anyway mate says that your supplier of crimp fittings will have the crimp od specs for any they supply, as long as you stick with the specified hose. Then it's a matter of a bit of trial and minimising error. :-0
BTW This might be of interest, E-Crimp:
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Tom
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Tom
Thanks Tom
AWEM
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Andrew Mawson
The crimp gauges I have seen were a slot cut in a bit of sheet metal.
Once the slot will fit over, it is crimped enough. Sometimes a second, too small, slot, to indicate that you are about to start over.
Cheers Trevor Jones
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