Quick Disconnect Fittings

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There are a variety of quick connectors along with quick disconnect couplings and quick disconnect fasteners. Different industries use varying terms to identify connectors, couplings and fittings, and there are many areas of overlap. Read More…

Quick Disconnect Fittings Quick disconnect fittings are parts that connect pipes and hoses together without valves or seals.

Leading Manufacturers

West Valley City, UT  |  800-316-5342

HydraCheck provides high performance quick disconnect couplings for all types of fluids and gases. We`ve just introduced the world`s smallest dry-break quick disconnect. As a leading manufacturer in the industry, we offer a range of products from standard to custom multi-coupling systems. Our products provide safety and ease of use for systems containing compressed air, hydrogen, nitrogen, helium, propane, water, oil, heat transfer fluids and more. Call us today!

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Marlette, MI  |  989-635-3621

Oetiker Group is a multinational, worldwide network of 17 subsidiaries. For more than 70 years, we have specialized in a full line of quality quick connect couplings, quick disconnect couplings, hydraulic couplings and hose couplings to serve various industries. Our name guarantees quality, safety and reliability and is directly related to a variety of connecting technology patents.

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Oetiker, Inc. $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-538-4970

Since 1946, Kent Rubber Supply has been a trusted supplier of custom industrial couplings and fittings. Using our up to date assembly process, we can create couplings and fittings in various sizes and materials. Working to fit your needs, our talented staff leverages the best technology to ensure we offer the best solutions to our customers.

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Kent Rubber Supply Co. $$$

St. Paul, MN  |  651-653-0599

Since 1969, Safeway, a division of The Specialty Mfg. Co. has been a manufacturer of quick action couplings, hydraulic couplings, and other quick couplings in a variety of materials and sizes, with numerous thread styles available. Our quick couplings are standard on skid-steer loaders, agricultural, construction, mining, rescue, mobile and off-shore equipment. All of our products are made 100% in the USA!

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Safeway, a division of The Specialty Mfg. Co. $$$

Cape Coral, FL  |  888-745-5837

S4J Manufacturing Services is a leading producer of a full line of quality miniature quick connect couplings manufactured from brass rod and electroless nickel plate. Our quick couplings can be ordered with automatic shutoff and through flow. Please call or visit our website for more information.

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S4J Manufacturing Services, Inc. $$$

St. Paul, MN  |  651-645-0091

We have been providing our customers with quick release couplings that provide a lasting value. Our products use the latest technology to ensure a product that will maximize productivity and efficiency for your company! There is no job too large or too small for us to handle! To learn more about how we may be able to benefit you; get in touch with our customer service representatives today!

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Colder Products Company $$$

Katy, TX  |  832-331-0021

As a world-wide leading manufacturer, WEH Technologies has developed a wide range of unique products for the connection, the valve, and the refueling technology industries. Our products are used in all parts of the world. The WEH quick couplings are ideally suited for pressure testing, function testing (pneumatic, hydraulic, oil-hydraulic), vacuum testing, and more.

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WEH Technologies $$$

Denver, CO  |  970-667-2728

Eldon James manufactures a wide range of standard and custom hose fittings, including adapters, couplers, elbows, reducers, and bulkheads. Our fittings are always properly packaged and meet quality appearance requirements. We are a world class manufacturer and global supplier of proprietary and customized connection solutions for various industries. We are ISO 9001 and ISO 13485:2003 certified.

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Eldon James $$$
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In the broadest definition, quick fittings provide fast connections for pipes and hoses that can be attached or separated with one hand without the need for tools. The connections are generally leak-proof, but since there are no valves or seals, once the fitting is removed, any fluid within the pipes or hose can flow out. Because of this, they are not used in heavy duty applications where regulation of product flow depends on the connector. They are best used within a larger system of hoses and pipes.

These fittings, also called quick release fittings, can usually be removed as easily as they were installed. Some styles require a twist-and-pull technique, while others with a tighter gasket necessitate a special one-step removal tool. Quick disconnect fittings are made of plastic, brass, stainless steel, aluminum or glass reinforced resin. Fittings are certified to withstand high temperatures and pressures. They are used in plumbing, sprinklers and water transport as well as with chemicals and other fluids.

Like quick disconnect couplings, there are different designs of fittings that have different features. Most fittings are one of three shapes: straight, tee or a 90° elbow. Some quick disconnect fittings are push fit, which means that pipes and hoses are inserted with force into the fitting and held in place by lubricated gaskets or stainless steel teeth on the collet. Making the connection does not require flame, heat, crimping, rotating or any other action. They are easy to use in tight spaces and can be installed quickly.

Other fittings make connections by using hose barbs. This style has at least one tapered end with low repeating ridges, or barbs. When a hose or tube is pulled over the end, the barbs grip the material and hold it in place. External stainless steel hose clamps encircle the connection and hold it tight.

Hose barbs are available in a wide selection of styles such as hose barb unions that are used to join two hoses together and have two tapered ends with barbs. JIC and SAE threaded barbs are made according to the standards put in place by the Society of Automotive Engineers, and other variations are custom made for specific kinds of piping and operations.

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