Push Lock Hose Fittings
Push lock fittings (sometimes known as push-on, snap-on, or instant-grip fittings) enable technicians to connect hoses directly to systems without the need for soldering or any specialized tools. Push-lock fittings work with fluids like air, coolant, and lubricants.
Installing these fittings correctly is vital to avoiding blow-offs, making installation simpler and safer with the aid of point-of-use tools that make installation a simple process.
No Clamps or Ferrules Needed
The main advantage of push-lock fittings lies in their lack of clamps or ferrules to secure them into a hose, eliminating sharp edges, which reduces injuries while speeding up assembly processes considerably. Furthermore, this also eliminates crimp sleeves and other tools required for assembly, making assembly much faster overall.
Push lock fittings feature a hose barb component that grabs onto the inside of a hose and locks in place, creating an unbreakable connection that cannot be removed or pulled off, making them perfect for high-pressure applications where damage could potentially occur to hose or equipment.
Push-lock hose fittings may not be as strong as compression fittings, yet they still can support up to 24 bar in some instances – enough for typical applications like shop air, general industrial, and maintenance use.
Push-lock hose fittings require the use of high-grade hoses. Some companies provide black A1 fuel-rated hoses that are specifically tailored for push lock fittings; they are suitable for pump gas, racing gas, oil, coolants, and air. Before pushing on any fitting, it is wise to lubricate both components using something such as WD-40; additionally, it may help if a towel is placed over them to protect against accidental scratches from hardware on the floor.
Easy to Assemble
Push lock fittings enable quick connections in the field without needing to attach clamps and crimp sleeves to your hose, making assembly much quicker. They do not use compression nuts that may become mis-torqued over time, nor sharp edges found on traditional hose clamps that could potentially cause injuries. Their lack of clamps and crimp sleeves also makes assembly much quicker.
However, if you fail to adhere closely to the manufacturer’s installation recommendations and instructions, these devices can be tricky to put together correctly. Therefore, it is crucial that before inserting pipe ends into fittings, the fittings be deburred with a deburr and gauge tool and their depth marked with a permanent marker for accuracy in order to avoid leaky connections due to not pushing enough fitting into its seat. This can help prevent leaky connections due to not pressing fitting into its slot all of the way.
Push-lock fittings utilize a barb component that grabs onto the inside of your hose to form a strong connection that won’t slip out, while their rigid rubber sleeve provides heat and pressure resistance and is also unaffected by pitting corrosion, which damages metal, meaning this form of connection could potentially last longer than other forms. Push-lock hose fittings can be used with low-pressure hydraulic and pneumatic systems such as shop air, maintenance, or automotive assembly assembly systems.
Push lock fittings (commonly known as hose barbs, push-in fittings, or fit-in push locks) enable field technicians to assemble hose assemblies quickly without the use of special tools. Push locks work by using aggressive barbs that fit tightly around a hose’s core and create a leakproof seal; unlike compression fittings that must be tightened with torque tools first before being secured onto pipes or hoses with threaded connections, these fittings have to be pushed onto it for tight seal formation – unlike compression fittings that must first be tightened before being secured to pipes or hoses using tightened nuts on compression fittings nut tightened by tightening torque bolts or turning nuts until tight seals can be achieved.
This means hose assemblies can be installed quickly and effortlessly with this new method while still being easy to disconnect and reuse later. This feature also improves safety by eliminating the need to apply tensile forces or sharp edges that could potentially cause injuries.
Push-lock hose fittings can accommodate an assortment of fluids when coupled with suitable hoses, such as hydrocarbon- and alcohol-based fuel, lubricants, additives, and more. Furthermore, they’re pressure-rated up to 250psi, making them ideal for fuel or oil systems.
Push-lock hose fittings provide a solid and reliable connection when used with specially designed silicone or PTFE hoses, such as those made for automotive use. In addition, they resist pitting corrosion, which could otherwise degrade brass or steel fittings when exposed to acidic fluids.
Push lock fittings offer excellent corrosion resistance, which makes them an ideal solution if working in humid or corrosive environments. In addition, their design provides significant improvements over first-generation press fittings, which often fail quickly under high-pressure environments – it takes 1,633 pounds of force to separate a connection and cause leaks with next-gen push fittings, nearly twice what it took with their predecessors!
These hoses don’t use clamps or crimp sleeves to secure themselves into the hose, significantly cutting assembly time while eliminating sharp edges that could potentially cause injuries during assembly. As such, they’re well-suited for projects where disconnection/reconnection will happen frequently – ideal for projects such as water treatment projects where several connections must be made and disconnected regularly.
Due to their absence of crimp barrels and clamps, pneumatic connectors are safer for technicians to work with than traditional pneumatic fittings. Furthermore, they can be used with various liquid applications, including lubricants, coolants, and air.
Push-to-connect fittings can ensure a consistent flow of compressed air throughout a system by minimizing leakage, which in turn helps optimize cylinder performance and increase efficiency. Camozzi push-to-connect fittings are made from high-grade materials that offer outstanding resistance to corrosion – ideal for use in different environments and applications – exceeding copper’s lifespan (50 to 70 years) or PEX fittings (30-50 years). Furthermore, they’re safe for burial if covered with chloride-free tape or insulation to protect from direct soil/backfill contact.