AmCraft Manufacturing fabricates many types of PCA Hoses for Aircraft Ground Support Maintenance Crews. AmCrafts PCA hoses are used in ground support for Commercial and Military Aircraft. AmCraft manufacturers and sells PCA hoses from our facility in Elk Grove Village, IL, close by O’Hare airport. All of our products are Made in the USA with quality materials, using a heat sealing process that permanently welds PVC material together to form a strong and leak proof seal.

RX Insulated Rigid PCA Hose
RX Series is wire supported and insulated. It’s linear bonded construction eliminates the potential for torn seams. Excellent for use under Jet-Bridges. The RX PCA Hose is available in several cuff combinations to fit your specific requirements.

An RX Transition Hose construction begins with three basic components:

  1. A two-ply, vinyl, non-insulated, wire supported welded construction ventilation hose/
  2. 1.0″ thick poly fiber insulation blanket
  3. An 18 oz. PVC coated fabric outer jacket.

The insulation blanket is affixed to the inside of the jacket while the jacket is still in its flat state.

Hook and loop fastener is sewn to the jacket edges as part of the final assembly process.

The now insulated jacket is wrapped around the vinyl wire supported hose and the weatherproof welded linear seam is closed to complete the hose body.

Advantages of RX Series Transition Hose:

  1. A thicker layer of insulation.
  2. 100% insulation coverage of the base body. No voids in insulation like a spirally constructed hose- where there is no uncompressed insulation under the sewn on wearstrip and sometimes no insulation 1/2″ on either side of the outer edge of the wear strip.
  3. With NO sewn seams we eliminate thousands of needle perforations which allow conditioned air loss when the hose is under load and allow rainwater to enter when the hose is not pressurized.
  4. Another advantage to the RX Linear construction is the elimination of seams perpendicular to the tensile stress load. The most common product failure relative to the transition hose is spiral seams opening up.


For more information on RX Series PCA hoses or other PCA Hoses visit our website at

  • Nov 20, 2012
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