For pneumatic systems, having a quick, easy and very simple way to switch out devices is simple. Using a pneumatic quick connect fitting or fitting and valve simplifies the processes dramatically, allowing for seamless changes for any type of application.
The use of pneumatic quick connect couplers, valves and fittings are common in any industry. These are used for tools used in the automotive industry as well as for dental and medical equipment as well as a variety of specialized equipment used in manufacturing and fabrication industries.
A quick connect, which may also be called a quick disconnect, comes in a variety of different sizes, materials, and options. They also have a variety of designs that make them ideal for operating with high or low-pressure pneumatic systems.
Safety in Use
Many of the quick connect couplers used across industries are designed to have a vented safety mechanism with a two-stage disconnect feature. This prevents the pressure on the inlet side of the coupler from rapidly and forcefully propelling the coupler forward when it is disconnected. It also allows the connector to be easily inserted into the system, even when the pressure is on.
Options to Consider
All pneumatic quick connect couplers, which may also be called quick release couplers, have a variety of configuration options. When they are designed with a shutoff valve, they automatically stop the flow of air when disconnected, which means low noise and a faster overall process of changing out attachments.
The quick connect can be designed with a male or a female end option to work on various systems. There is also the option to use the more traditional barb types of ends. Female quick disconnects are required for use with male quick connects, and it is highly recommended to use the same manufacturer for both components of the system.