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Issue Number 26 FEBRUARY 2013
Fittings 101
Push-to-Connect

push-to-connect fittingIn this second article on fittings, we'll take a look at push-to-connect styles. The name seems to say it all - simply push the tubing into the fitting to connect the two items. But how exactly does this work?

Each port in a push-to-connect fitting typically has a collet (or collar), a gripper, and an O-ring, surrounded by a body. The collet and the gripper may be integrated into a single component, depending on the manufacturer. But whether they're two pieces or one, their job is to keep the tubing secured within the fitting's body.

The gripper does just what it says - it literally grips the tubing. The O-ring forms a seal between the exterior of the tubing and the interior of the fitting body to prevent leaks. The body's job is to provide a smooth interior for fluid or air flow between sections of tubing and to hold everything in place.

Newloc Push-to-Connect FittingUnlike barbed fittings (see extrusions issue 25) where the barbs are on the interior of the tubing, push-to-connect fittings hold onto the tubing's O.D. (outer diameter), thereby having much less effect on the interior flow. But push-to-connect styles can have an end that's threaded, barbed, or straight (called a stem), and swivel types are available as well. Your application and tubing material will help determine what's needed.

Push-to-connect fittings work best with rigid and semi-rigid tubing such as nylon, polyethylene, and polypropylene. They may be used with some softer tubing materials - polyurethane, for instance - when a tube support is employed.

Covers for collets are available to help prevent accidental depression of the collet and tubing disconnection. Collets come in colors, making coding and identification quick and easy.

Click here to view NewAge's Newloc® push-to-connect fitting options in plastic or brass, or call us with your application questions.


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