Neither a pneumatic nor a hydraulic system is complete without a pair of quick connect couplings. As the name suggests, these are used to ‘connect’ fluid lines within pneumatic equipment.
Whether your fluid lines carry water, air, or gas, you’ll always find a quick connect coupling within the system.Quick connect couplings are central to the connection between multiple fluid lines that are operated by hand.
The flow of fluid is facilitated by special built-in open and shut-off valves that are placed inside the couplings. These valves facilitate the required amount of flow and serve as a seal when need be.
Here are some other reasons why you need quick connect couplings:
One of the biggest advantages of these couplings is that they prevent leakages. If pneumatic tools are left lying around and they leak, they put the safety of workers because they poses lip, trip, and fall hazards.
The air inside fluid lines is compressed at high pressure. If pointed at someone or if it leaks, this air can lead to a wide range of respiratory issues and irritation. A quick connect coupling eliminates the cavity where the fluid runs through. This reduces the chances of leakages and accidental changes in pressure.
A quick connect coupling is like a permanent seal that you can’t easily undo. This means it won’t break open because of pneumatic pressure. Furthermore, these couplings come with a self-sealing valve that doesn’t let the fluid pass through.
By preventing the leakage of toxic fluids, you’re not only protecting the work environment but also saving up on money because these fluids aren’t exactly inexpensive.
Easy to operate
When we say ‘quick connect,’ we mean that these coupling can be easily connected to the tubing. You don’t necessarily need a pneumatic operator to help you do so. The couplings normally come with two different plugs with ends known as the ‘male end’ and the ‘female socket.’All you have to do is plug the two ends together and twist them together.
In the case of a pneumatic system, you don’t even need any screws or valves to put the coupling together or operate them. This way you save up on the installation costs and effort. This speeds up work and eliminates the need for downtime.
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