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This is a general term that refers mainly to quick couplings and quick fittings, but it is used to refer to several other connector varieties as well. Read More…

Quick Connectors Quick connectors are devices that are used to join two or more pipes, hoses or tubes together in order to prevent leaking or a drop in pressure.
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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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Novaflex Industries Inc. $$$

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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Different industries use varying terms to identify connectors, couplings and fittings, so there are many similarities and overlapping areas. In the broadest definition, quick connectors are understood to be devices that attach to pipes, hoses or tubes immediately and easily. They can also be removed rapidly and are also called quick disconnects.

These parts can be assembled and installed without the use of tools and are made of stainless steel, brass, aluminum, titanium or plastic. Some quick connectors are plugs while others are threaded or have rotating threaded sleeves. Other connectors snap onto the outside of the pipes, hoses or tubes to avoid inhibiting the flow.

Because of the extensive use of quick couplings, fittings and fasteners, quick connectors are found in a wide variety of applications and industries because they are fast, easy and useful. Quick connect couplings are used in fuel transfer, automotive systems, chemical processes and more, while quick connect fittings are helpful in agriculture, plumbing and manufacturing, among other industries. Quick connect fasteners are used in repairs made in space, for example.

Quick connectors can have a very simple design and function, or they can be more complex. A plug fitting is a small, open cylinder that wedges tightly in the ends of two pipes, hoses or tubes and allows fluid to pass through. For a tighter connection with less leakage, a fitting might have multiple O-rings, a cap, collet and body in an assembly where a pipe slides into the opening of the fitting and is held in place by a watertight seal.

Quick connect fasteners are different in appearance but similar to regular nuts, bolts and screws in terms of strength and longevity. They are used to reinforce damaged structures or vessels and in environments where a maximum amount of work needs to be done in a short amount of time. Quick connect fasteners have simple installation but are securely attached and can only be removed by unscrewing them in the same manner as conventional nuts, bolts and screws.

Quick connect couplings are mechanical devices that use seals and valves to permit easy and immediate connection or removal of air and fluid lines. Depending on the required seal and performance, couplings range from single-poppet valves to automatic mechanisms that breakaway if excessive force is applied.

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