Astroflex® is a joint-stock Company founded in 1991, manufacturing metal hoses and bellows from ND 4 to ND 110. The production has always employed 100% in-house designed & built machinery and equipment, applying the following main technologies:
- Welding with TIG, PLASMA LASER process and resistance.
- Soldering by induction heating process.
- Brazing with copper-nickel alloy, in furnace with a reducing atmosphere, at 1100° C.
- Hose and bellow ripples axisymmetric hydroforming.
- Flexible hoses mechanical moulding.
- Braiding with steel wires or flat steel plates.
All Astroflex® products undergo endurance tests with the use of different systems, depending on the characteristics of the product and on the user’s needs. Since the flexible hose is a pressure vessel, its manufacture is subject to the requirements imposed by the PDE Directive 97/23 EC. The Notified Body for certification of compliance, with the statutory and regulatory requirements, is TUV SUD with identification code: 0948.
Astroflex® SpA was born from the will of a few individuals and over the years numerous patents pertaining to the invention of hoses and solutions, now universally known and used in Italy and abroad, were registered.
The company has grown over the years after its founding, and has registered trademarks which are now part of the connoisseurs’ common parlance.
Despite the heavy crisis which has been hindering the development of the Italian industry since 2008, Astroflex® has been holding on in both the Hydro-Thermal Sanitary and Industrial market for over 20 years, with indisputable disposition towards new and special applications, presenting its technical competence and sparkling imagination to each and every challenge of the market, accommodating the various requirements of its Italian and foreign customers.