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Posted on June 29, 2022

Are Stainless Steel and Brass Fittings Compatible?

The type of tube fittings and adapters used within a hydraulic system is crucial. When it comes to choosing the material, it’s important to make sure it’s the perfect fit. The wrong material can cause contamination and other issues.


Posted on June 07, 2022

What is the Best O-ring Material for Hydraulic Fluid?

Hydraulic fittings incorporating O-rings are not new to the market. While O-rings provide a simple solution, they are often taken for granted. Important characteristics of the O-ring, such are material selection, are frequently ignored. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the types of materials available to help you choose what’s best for your application.


Posted on April 22, 2022

Why Fluid Conductors are Essential

Designing your system with quality components and strong relationships

Fluid conductors describe the different types of conducting lines that interconnect components within a hydraulic system. They provide a leak-free transmission of high-pressure hydraulic fluid and are key to the performance of a system.


Posted on April 18, 2022

Types of Fittings for Hoses

Fittings are used to connect hoses, pipes and tubes to hydraulic systems. They maintain a quality seal and hose pressure, also reducing the risk of torquing. But, when looking at the different types of fittings for hoses, it’s easy to get confused. There are many shapes, materials, threading and sealing types.


Posted on April 13, 2022

Are Your Hydraulic Hose, Tubing and Fittings Compatible?

Hydraulic systems are found in a wide variety of applications, from small assembly processes to large capacity integrated steel mills, earth moving equipment, chemical and food & beverage processing, aerospace and just about anywhere where there is a need to control the movement of some type of mechanism. Hydraulics enable significant work to be accomplished from lifting heavy loads, oil and gas drilling, turning mining augers and much more.

Posted on February 06, 2019

Common Hydraulic Fitting Types & Applications: Part II

This post is a continuation of our blog "Common Fitting Types & Applications: Part I"

Some additional common hydraulic fitting types include:

SAE J1453 O-RING FACE SEAL FITTINGS: The metal-to-metal seals of flare and flareless fittings are the best choices for many applications, yet they are not as reliable as O-ring seal fittings when it comes to maximum sealing in many lower pressure applications. 

Posted on January 30, 2019

Common Fitting Types & Applications: Part I

Each type of hydraulic hose fitting connects to a tube, hose or a port.  A port connection is part of a component, such as a manifold or pump.  All types of hydraulic hose fittings are made to industrial standards, the most common of which are:

Posted on January 28, 2019

How to Select Fittings Using the STAMP Method

The safety, reliability and service life of a system are only as good as its transfer lines and connections.  Tube fittings and adapters are critical components in tubing and hose connections, valves, hydraulic systems, pumps and cylinders.  The right connection of the fitting and tube or hose provides outstanding leak free service life, even at high temperatures, pressures, corrosive environments and steady vibration cycles.

Posted on December 05, 2017

Four Primary Types of High to Low Pressure Tube Fittings

Process measurement and control instrumentation is a vital part of most primary industries, including aerospace, defense, power generation, chemical processing, oil & gas, petrochemical, alternative fuels, shipbuilding and medical equipment.

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