We’re excited to announce that we have added a new line of products to our catalog. On our site, you can now find a full line of push connect air fittings for our recently launched pneumatic solenoid valves.
What Are Push Connect Fittings?
Push connect fittings, also known as push-to-connect or instant fittings, are a type of connection used for many different applications in pneumatic systems. They make it quick and easy to install tubing connections, without the need for tools.
Features and Benefits vs Traditional Fittings:
Our push connect fittings feature a variety of advantages for pneumatic systems over traditional fittings:
Easy to Use/Installation Speed
- Push Connect Fittings: Designed to be easy to install, even for first-time users. They can be installed in seconds, saving time and money, especially on large-scale projects.
- Traditional Fittings: Often require tools and additional time for installation. Depending on the fitting, this could be screwing, clamping, or welding.
Reliable & Secure Connections
- Push Connect Fittings: Our push connect fittings provide a secure connection for your pneumatic solenoid valves, preventing leaks and ensuring reliable performance
- Traditional Fittings: Also reliable, but the risks of issues like leaks might be higher, especially if not installed or maintained properly.
- Push Connect Fittings: Available in a variety of easy to install shapes and connection types, making them suitable for a wide range of applications, from DIY projects at home to industrial machinery
- Traditional Fittings: Also have a variety of connection types and shapes, but not as adaptable as push connect.
- Push Connect Fittings: Our compact designs make them ideal for pneumatic connections in tight spaces
- Traditional Fittings: Usually much bulkier, requiring more space for installation and access.
- Push Connect Fittings: Designed to be durable and long lasting, with minimal maintenance required. If a fitting does need to be replaced, the process is simple and takes seconds.
- Traditional Fittings: Depending on the type, traditional fittings might require regular tightening or other maintenance to prevent leaks or other issues.
Our Different Types of Fittings
As mentioned above, our fittings come in a wide variety of different designs with different applications and benefits:
Designed to connect two tubes in a linear manner. It's an easy solution for extending the length of your tubing or joining two separate tubes. Used for systems requiring a straightforward and secure connection.
Has an L-shaped design for redirecting flow at a 90-degree angle, making it useful in tight spaces or when you need to route air around corners.
T-shaped connector designed to either split or combine flow. Commonly used to either branch off a main line or combine two separate flows into one.
Y-shaped fitting is perfect for splitting flow into two different streams. It's ideal for systems that require bifurcation with equal distribution of flow.
There is one central inlet port with three outlet ports, allowing air to flow in from one source and then be divided into three separate streams.
T-shaped fitting designed for connecting different sized tubes. It's perfect for systems that require a reduction in flow or when integrating tubes of varying diameters to split or merge airflow.
Similar to the Reducer Tee, this Y-shaped fitting connects tubes of different sizes, allowing for a bifurcated flow. Often used in applications where a larger branch tuber needs to be connected to two smaller tubes.
Designed to connect two tubes of different sizes in a linear manner within systems that require a transition between different tube sizes without changing the flow direction.
This manifold fitting allows the connection of 5 different tubes, with one inlet port, one outlet port, and three branches. It's particularly useful in complex systems that require multiple outputs from a single input in an organized manner.
This quick connect fitting provides a secure connection between a tube and a threaded port. The male NPT threading comes pre-coated in PTFE to ensure a leak-proof, tight seal.
This fitting is designed to connect a tube directly to a male threaded component. The female NPT threading comes pre-coated in PTFE to ensure a leak-proof, tight seal.
L-shaped fitting that can swivel 360° allowing a secure, leak-proof connection in any direction. This offers extra flexibility when connecting a tube to a threaded port at a 90-degree angle.
Similar to the universal male elbow, this fitting connects a tube to a threaded port at a right angle. However, it's fixed and doesn't swivel. The male NPT threading comes pre-coated in PTFE to ensure a leak-proof, tight seal.
This L-shaped fitting is designed with female NPT threading, allowing for a secure connection between a tube and a male threaded component at a 90-degree angle. The female NPT threading comes pre-coated in PTFE to ensure a leak-proof, tight seal.
Y-shaped fitting is designed to connect NPT threaded equipment to two pneumatic tubes or hoses for branching a main flow into two distinct directions.
T-shaped fitting designed to branch off from a main line at 90-degree angles, connecting two pneumatic tubes to one threaded component.
T-shaped fitting used to split or merge flow in a linear manner. Similar to the branch tee fitting, except the threaded connection is in-line rather than as the central port.
This fitting is designed to securely connect tubes through a pa
nel or wall in a linear direction.
Similar to the bulkhead union, this fitting allows for a secure tube connection through a panel. It is designed with a female NPT threaded body with a central inlet port and outlet port, and a locking nut that secures the fitting to the panel or wall.
This fitting allows for precise control of air flow in a system with an adjustable needle mechanism. It's typically used to adjust the flow rate of compressed air into a pneumatic system, ensuring it operates correctly. With male NPT threading on one end and a push-connection on the other, it can be quickly connected to tools or equipment.
This fitting is designed to provide precise adjustments to air flow with an adjustable needle mechanism. It has an L-shaped design for redirecting flow at a 90-degree angle.
This plug fitting is used to seal off unused push connect ports in a system. It is commonly used in applications where frequent connections and disconnections are required, such as in testing and troubleshooting.
*All fittings are sold in affordably priced 5 packs, except the two speed control connectors which are sold in packs of 2.
How to Connect Them Properly
- Cutting: Ensure the tubing end is cut cleanly and squarely.
- Insertion: Push the tubing into the fitting until it reaches the tube stop.
- Verification: Pull lightly on the tube to confirm it's securely locked in place.
Maintenance Tips for Push Connect Fittings:
- Regular Inspection: Check for any visible damages or signs of wear.
- Cleaning: Ensure the fittings are free from dust or debris to maintain optimal performance.
- Replacement: If a fitting becomes damaged or worn out, replace it immediately to prevent system failures.
Common Mistakes to Avoid:
- Incorrect Tubing Size: Always ensure the tubing size matches the fitting.
- Over-tightening: This can damage the fitting and compromise the connection.
- Exposure to Chemicals: Some chemicals can degrade the material of the fittings. Always check the material compatibility.
Connect with Confidence
With our new range of push connect fittings, you can connect with confidence, knowing you have quality and reliability on your side. For any questions or product recommendations, connect with someone from our team. Contact us and let's make your project seamless. We are available during regular office hours by email, phone, or online chat. If you're reaching out to us outside of office hours, please email us or leave a voicemail, and we'll respond the next business day.