Fluid transmission lines are very important components in an extensive variety of industrial, commercial and consumer utilities. Read More…
OPW® Engineered SystemsLebanon, OH | 800-547-9393
OPW Engineered Systems, part of OPW-FTG, manufactures quick disconnect couplings, quick connect couplings and dry disconnect couplings. We offer products to the transportation industry to meet bulk loading and unloading specifications, in addition to in-plant liquid transfer requirements.$$$
Kent Rubber Supply Co.Grand Rapids, MI | 616-538-4970
Kent Rubber Supply has been a trusted supplier of industrial couplings and fittings since 1946. Offering all of the connections that you need for your industrial fitting, securement, accessories, and industrial coupling needs. Using our up-to-date assembly process, we can confidently supply all your coupling and fitting solutions.$$$
NewAge® Industries, Inc.Southampton, PA | 800-506-3924
When it comes to quick release couplings we are your experts! Since our establishment we have provided products and services to a global market. Our skilled engineers will work with you from design to delivery to ensure that you are receiving a product that will fit your exact specifications. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; get in touch with us on the web or by telephone today!$$$
CEJN® Industrial CorporationGurnee, IL | 847-263-7200
CEJN® manufactures several types of couplings, including quick connect couplings, hose couplings and hydraulic couplings that are applied in the areas of pneumatics, breathing air, hydraulics and other fluids. For over 40 years, we have been a mainstay for applications in pneumatics, water and chemicals.$$$
Production Control Units, Inc.Moraine, OH | 937-299-5594
Founded in 1946, Production Control Units remains a technology leader for reliable high side refrigerant injection, fluid metering, and tool presentation solutions. Over the years, our expertise has expanded to include hundreds of applications. We provide consultation, design, product testing, as well as field support/technical training and maintain replacement parts, couplers, and fill adapters.$$$
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.