AmCraft Manufactures PCA Hoses for Aircraft

PCA Hoses for Commercial & Military Aircraft  AmCraft Manufacturing has been manufacturing PreConditioned Air Hoses for over 20 years. We utilize our core competencies of cutting, sewing and heat sealing services to fabricate a wide range of aircraft ventilation hoses. Our variations of PCA hose types and configurations can be found in large and small commercial airports, as well as military specified PCA hoses used in military bases both domestically and overseas. AmCraft is a modestly sized company of talented and experienced employees. We provide standard and custom PCA hose pr… Read more »

AmCraft PCA Hoses expands to new location in IL

AmCraft PCA Hoses expands to new location in Elk Grove Village, IL. The move was necessary in order to provide a larger footprint for the manufacturing of PCA Hoses and other vinyl manufactured products.
In August 2013, AmCraft Manufacturing created a new business venture under the name FabraCraft Inc. to support the Technical Data Center industry. A new website was launched in August 2013 @ . FabraCraft fabricates data center enclosures used for the containment of cold aisle and hot aisle air flow patterns. These air flow management solutions are necessarRead more »

What’s the Difference Between PCA Flat Hoses and Rigid Ducts?

There are different types of PCA hoses that work for different applications. Depending on how often employees use PCA hoses, they should consider what hoses will benefit them the most when working with different aircraft. Lay flat and rigid duct hoses provide different designs for various uses, helping aircraft maintenance personnel work more efficiently in preserving air quality and temperatures.

Flat Hoses

Unlike other PCA hoses, flat hoses are designed for more convenient storage, folding completely flat when not in use. They are ideal for personnel who require quick and efficient… Read more »

Why Do Aircraft Need PCA Hoses?

There’s an element of maintenance that aircraft require that other vehicles don’t need. In order to maintain cabin air temperature and quality, PCA hoses are hooked up to the aircraft once on the ground. Other modes of transportation such as buses don’t often experience extreme temperature and humidity changes that long distance air travel does. PCA hoses help keep the aircraft full of comfortable air that’s safe for passengers, pilots and equipment.

Different Options Available

Having PCA hoses attached to aircraft while on the ground saves a lot of money on aircraft damage caused by cond… Read more »

How Does RF Welding Save Lives?

Medical facilities should contain equipment that does not allow for the possibility of life-threatening contamination in iv bags. Radio frequency welding makes it possible for hospitals and other medical offices to secure their IV bags and other vinyl containers, to prevent leakage that is potentially injurious or even fatal for patients and medical professionals.

How RF Welding Works

RF welding is a sealing method that effectively fuses materials such as vinyl and coated fabrics together from inside the seams, unlike external sealing methods. The use of high frequency electromagne… Read more »

Pop Up Pit PCA Hose and Hatch Pit PCA Hose

Have you seen the new patent pending Pop Up Pit and Hatch Pit PCA Hoses manufactured from AmCraft Manufacturing? This revolutionary space saving PCA Hose system is designed to conveniently store large and heavy preconditioned air hoses under the tarmac and out of the way. Aircraft ground support crews love the way they are easy to access and provide a full range of motion to use anywhere on the tarmac. Pop Up Pit and Hatch PCA Hose compresses neatly into the ground opening and expands to full length in order to reach aircraft air heating and air conditioning equipment. As with all of our Layflat an… Read more »

RF Welding for Airline Hoses

All aircraft should utilize hoses that sustain safe cabin temperatures and filters out condensation. Airlines are responsible for routine transportation of passengers, which is why airline hoses with RF welding are especially important. RF welded hoses are specially fabricated to resist tearing, kinks and punctures, remaining airtight at all times in most environments. They are perfect for aircraft maintenance on the ground. Here are simply a few of the ways airlines can benefit from the use of various PCA hoses.

Jet Bridge Connectivity

One of the most common ways airline passengers… Read more »

PCA Hoses for Commercial Aircraft

In order to sustain safe temperatures for expensive and sensitive aeronautical equipment for all commercial and military aircraft, it’s important to have PCA hoses that prevent hotter or colder temperatures from damaging or disrupting the equipment. You should choose quality made PCA hoses using RF welding involved in the manufacturing process. RF welding effectively creates a strong, leak proof seal that keeps hoses from tearing or kinking when bent and used heavily, which means that a constant air temperature will flow through them. Here are some more specific ways to get the most out… Read more »

Always Get Secure RF Welding with PCA Hoses

For your aircraft’s ground support, you need hoses that keep a constant temperature so as not to let equipment get too hot or cold. One reason PCA hoses are perfect for keeping the flight cabin hospitable for highly technical equipment is the state-of-the-art radio frequency welding that goes into their fabrication. RF welding, or dielectric sealing, is the process that keeps these hoses airtight with heat sealed seams. Here are some of the reasons why this manufacturing process is crucial in creating highly reliable PCA hoses.

Increased Strength

Every time radio frequency heat sealing i… Read more »

Aircraft Applications for PCA Hoses

Commercial and military aircraft should always have as much cabin protection as possible at all times. Thankfully, you can save energy and improve safety measures by having PCA hoses running preconditioned air into any aircraft cabin, keeping temperatures controlled and the air consistently breathable. There are different types of aircraft hoses that offer different kinds of air control, conserving both time and energy effectively. Here are some options you’ll want to consider when selecting a pca hose that will work best for your situation.

Venting for Insulated PCA Hoses

If heat is l… Read more »