Parker Hannifin Corporation, global in motion and control technologies, is introducing a new global crimp fitting series for thermoplastic hose. The new global 56 Series fittings will consolidate most sizes of the Parker 55 and 58 series into one, meaning complexity reduction for customers, fewer parts to stock and simplified crimping. In addition, these new fittings are smaller than previous series, allowing for tighter routings and creating space and weight savings of up to 20 percent, while retaining performance specifications of the previous series. The 55 and 58 series will be phased out after the 56 Series is fully available.
The new 56 Series fittings will be available from the Parflex Division in the U.S.A. and the Polyflex Division in Europe in late April 2014. The new design is on display at the Parker Hannifin booth at IFPE 2014, booth S-80440.