FlexRite Material Handling Flexible Rubber Hose

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Salem-Republic’s Flexible Rubber Pipe is designed for all types of material handling applications, including dry bulk and slurries. Hose design requirements for dry bulk differ from slurry applications. Salem’s worldwide experience with heavy duty dredging hose gives the company expertise with difficult waterborne materials. Hose for taconite and other ore processing makes it possible to employ tested formulation and fabrication procedures. This eliminates guesswork and assures up to five times longer hose life.

Dry Bulk

Salt, Cement, Fertilizers, Plastics, Rock Dust, Silica Sand, Metal and Wood Chips… moving material to and from truck, rail car, or barge. Food handling: FDA grade for grains, sugar, flour, and other powder granular products.

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Salem-Republic FlexRite Hose is used for all types of slurry handling. These include quarry products, mining materials from ore to tailings, coal slurries and fly ash. Waste and refuse handling and pollution control used are newly-emerging hose applications. All are moved with cost-saving efficiency using S-R’s FlexRite Pipe.

“Flex Rite”

  • Abrasive Discharge – static conducting
  • Ash Disposal – fly and bottom
  • Barge Loading – dry goods, slurry
  • Dry Bulk
  • Dry Cement
  • Elephant Trunk – dry cement
  • Fish Suction – high resistance to abrasion & oil
  • Flex-Rite Rubber Pipe – salt, fertilizer, rock dust, metal, wood chips
  • Gunite – pure gum and static conductive
  • Hot Air Blower – cement
  • Hot Tar and Asphalt – rough bore
  • Insulation Blower
  • Mud Pump Suction
  • Oil Suction and Discharge
  • Pneumatic Conveying
  • PVC Pellet Vacuum – rail, hopper,extruder
  • Sand Blast
  • Sand Blast Vacuum Return
  • Sand and Gravel – suction and discharge
  • Slurry – tailings, fly ash, waste and refuse handling, quarry products
  • Taconite – ore processing

Hose Customization Capabilities

Salem-Republic Rubber manufactures Mining & Material Handling Hose in almost limitless variations based on customer-specific needs.

To learn more about some of the customized hose manufacturing capabilities we offer,
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Custom Lengths

We can produce heavy-wall hose and high-flexibility tubes up to 50 feet in length, with custom-engineered diameters to match existing process pipe I.D.’s or O.D.’s up to 42 inches.

Custom Tube Linings

Based on the types of materials that you will transfer via the hose, Salem-Republic will help you determine the best use of natural and synthetic rubber including quality custom blends.


Custom Wall Thickness

Internal tube and supporting carcass wall thickness is determined based on the nature of specific compounds being handled, total hose diameter, and your service conditions. Salem-Republic’s engineers help make these determinations after getting a description of your hose working environment.

Reinforcement Options

Whether allowing for bends and turns in your process lines, or reinforced to prevent kinking, multi-ply synthetic fabrics and helically wound steel assure maximum tensile strength and ability to withstand movement and vibration in the hose made to your specifications.

Custom Cover

From wear-resistance to chemical resistance, your hose will be manufactured to meet your specific operating situation based on the nature of specific chemical compounds being handled, and your environment. If required for simple visual identification, hose can be provided with color-coded exterior. Color coding can also include stripes to customize identification tied to your plant safety requirements.