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Fluid transmission lines are very important components in an extensive variety of industrial, commercial and consumer utilities. Read More…

Quick Connect Couplings Quick connect couplings are tools used to allow for the quick and easy connection and disconnection of fluid transmission lines.
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West Berlin, NJ  |  800-225-0215

Novaflex Industries manufactures a wide range of products, including quick disconnect couplings, hose couplings and dry disconnect couplings. Our quick couplings are produced in aluminum, brass and stainless steel. Our other products include industrial duct and rubber hose products—see our website for more information.

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Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-538-4970

Kent Rubber Supply has been a trusted supplier of industrial couplings and fittings since 1946. Offering all of the connections that you need for your industrial fitting, securement, accessories, and industrial coupling needs. Using our up-to-date assembly process, we can confidently supply all your coupling and fitting solutions.

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Kent Rubber Supply Co. $$$

Owings Mills, MD  |  410-356-0003

TIPCO Technologies is a hose reel provider with products and assistance for customers when they need it. Some products include hose reels, hose assemblies, cable reels and electric reels.

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TIPCO Technologies, Inc. $$$

Fontanet, IN  |  800-654-9808

The breakaway couplings that we offer are among the best in the industry! We are committed to ensuring that each and every customer is treated like number one in hopes of turning first time customers into lifelong connections. Every product we manufacture is put through extensive testing before leaving our facilities to further ensure quality. Visit our website today to learn more about what we can do for you!

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Green Leaf, Incorporated $$$
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Quick connect couplings, also known as quick disconnect couplings, quick connectors, quick couplings, quick disconnect couplers, quick disconnects, quick connectors and quick disconnect fittings, can sometimes be found in hydraulic systems, light commercial process equipment like pressure washers and in many other utilities.

Quick disconnect couplings are used in a variety of industries, including automotive manufacturing, agriculture, chemical processing, food processing, firefighting, plastics fabrication, construction and many others. In some cases, it can be convenient or necessary to equip fluid transmission lines with connectors that allow for quick and easy connecting and disconnecting.

When switching between pneumatic tools in a metalworking shop, for example, quick releases save workers several minutes. In the case of a tool malfunction, quick releases make possible the immediate stoppage of pressurized air flow to the tool. This is also true of hydraulic quick disconnects.

Quick connect couplings are composed of two mating halves used to join two pipes together. Within a quick connect coupling, there is a male plug and a female coupling; different coupling designs connect in different ways. One of the most common quick connect configurations involves female parts with retractable sheaths. The sheaths are used to cover several small bearings, the position of which determines whether the male part can be connected or removed.

Other designs include simple plugs as well as push-on, threaded and twisting varieties. Most quick connect couplings are composed of metal materials, such as brass, aluminum and stainless steel. However, plastic materials have become more common because they are resistant to corrosion and comparably less expensive. Many quick connect couplings are designed to prevent leakage from the lines they connect, and they often are fitted with shut-off valves for this reason.

Preventing leakage from disconnected lines reduces the chances of employee injury and environmental degradation because of exposure to leaked chemicals. This feature makes quick connect couplings very attractive to professionals in industries that involve the transmission of hazardous materials through fluid lines.

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