By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor We use metric fittings to connect and seal hydraulic valves, pumps or actuators to their respective plumbing in a metric-based circuit. They prevent leaks in hydraulic systems by providing a leak-free seal at the component’s fluid port. There are several types of metric fittings, including compression fittings, flare fittings, bite-type […]
What are the different standards for metric hydraulic fittings?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Several standards for metric hydraulic fittings exist, including DIN 2353, ISO 8434-1, ISO 6149-1, and BS EN ISO 12151-2. Each of these standards has its unique features and specifications, which are essential to know. They ensure that the fittings used in hydraulic systems meet the required standards and are compatible […]
How do you install metric fittings?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor There are no secrets here, but installing metric hydraulic fittings depends on the type of fitting being used. You will need several tools to install them. Generally, you will need various wrenches, a hose cutter (if you’re making metric hose assemblies), a deburring tool, and, in some cases, thread sealant. […]
What are metric hydraulic fittings and how do you specify them?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor I vividly remember visiting my stepfather’s auto shop as a kid, where he’d worked on what was primarily American iron. Being the 80s, most vehicles were American-made, so his familiarity with imperial nuts, bolts and tools was understandable. When Japanese cars permeated the market, he was ill-prepared in both knowledge […]
When should you use permanent hose fittings?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Hose fittings (also called hose ends) are crimped or threaded onto either end of a hydraulic hose assembly and provide the technician with an interface to connect the system’s conduits. Hose end fittings come in two primary styles; field-serviceable screw-on and permanent crimped-on. This article discusses when you should use […]
The case for push-to-connect pneumatic fittings in industrial automation
Contributed by John Joyce • Global Marketing Director, Brennan Industries Industrial automation requires a high level of performance while enhancing safety, saving time, boosting quality, and lowering costs. Pneumatics is used heavily in automation to provide gripping, clamping, pick-and-place, and more. As a result, reliable, efficient, and leak-free systems are imperative. Pneumatic fittings […]
IFPE 2023 wrap-up: Hose Box keeps equipment running with Emergency Hydraulic Kits
If you stopped by the Brennan Industries booth at IFPE 2023, you might have had the same chance I did — to meet Perry Detton, founder of Hose Box. Hose Box has brought to market a series of Emergency Hydraulic Repair Solutions. Hose Box products are targeted for use by end users, such as construction […]
Hydraulic fittings and couplings trend toward safety
Hydraulic fittings and couplings are often overlooked in mobile machinery design, yet they play a critical role in any fluid power system. In extremely high-pressure hydraulic applications, a leak or accidental disconnection can cause serious personal injury or damage to machinery. Therefore, machine builders must select fittings of the correct size, material, pressure and temperature […]
When should you use O-ring fittings?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Some objects are universal by their very nature, mattering not where you reside or if you’re part of a colonial legacy. No matter where you travel, a wheel is a wheel because it’s so absolutely perfect for the job that it leaves any other method of moving heavy objects obsolete. […]
Kurt Hydraulics announces Dayco Hydraulics takeover
Kurt Hydraulics and Dayco have reached an agreement for all Dayco-branded hydraulic hose and coupling inventory to be transferred to Kurt Hydraulics. Dayco North America will be exiting the hydraulics category and Kurt will take over the manufacture and supply directly to all Dayco distributors. “As a long-time partner to Dayco’s hydraulic coupling business, our hose […]