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They are simple mechanical devices that can sometimes be connected with only one hand. Quick disconnects are also referred to as quick connectors, quick couplings and many other names. Read More…

Quick Disconnects Quick disconnects are fluid transmission line connecting tools that allow for the quick and safe disconnection of two connected lines.
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Lebanon, 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.

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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. $$$

Gurnee, 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.

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CEJN® Industrial Corporation $$$

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.

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Production Control Units, Inc. $$$
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Quick disconnects are used to facilitate the quick and easy connection and disconnection of lines that transmit compressed gasses like air and industrial process gasses like hydrogen, helium, nitrogen and many other examples. They can also be used to connect lines that transmit fuel, hydraulic fluid and wide variety of other liquids.

Quick disconnects are used in many industrial process machines, vehicles, appliances and other equipment varieties. In pressure washers, quick disconnects are used to connect water compressors with spray wands. In machines that use hydraulic systems to generate movement, hydraulic quick disconnects are used to connect parts in hydraulic fluid lines. A wide variety of vehicles require quick disconnects to connect fuel line components. Very large quick disconnects are used in firefighting applications to connect hoses to hydrants.

Quick disconnects are characterized by their capacity for maintaining the connection between two lines without failing while simultaneously allowing for the quick and easy disconnection of that line. In order to serve both purposes, quick disconnects must be carefully designed. The majority of quick disconnects are composed of metal materials such as brass, aluminum and stainless steel.

All quick disconnects feature male and female parts that interlock carefully to maintain a connection. The key to most quick disconnects is the configuration of the female connector, which usually contains a retractable sheath that covers several small bearings. When the sheath retracts, the bearings loosen, which allows for the insertion or removal of the male part. When the sheath covers the bearings, it makes it impossible for the male and female parts to become disconnected.

In addition to this configuration, there are several other varieties of quick disconnects. Plastic materials have gained in prominence because of their resistance to corrosion. It is important to carefully match a quick disconnect with its application in order to ensure safe and effective use of the tool and the equipment in which it is installed.

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