Tubing Material Choice: Which is Right for Your Pneumatic Application?

Semi-rigid metric nylon tubing

There are several choices to make when deciding how to build your pneumatic connections. Depending on your application, the tubing material could vary widely. Which should you choose? Connections must be made throughout your application. You have to connect the air compressor to the coolers and receiver tanks that store the air. From there, you connect to the […]

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Inspecting and Assembling a 37° Flared Tube End

37 Degree Flared Fitting

Incorrect installation and assembly of hydraulic fittings are major causes for leakage in hydraulic systems. By preventing leakage in your hydraulic systems, you can avoid unnecessary costs such as: The high price of hydraulic oil Maintenance costs Energy loss System inefficiencies Environmental concerns 37° flared fittings seal systems by employing the use of metal-to-metal contact […]

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Which Hydraulic Oil Should I Use?

Hydraulic Fluid

The most commonly used hydraulic fluids are mineral oil-based ISO 32 and ISO 46 fluids. The numbers in their names represent fluid viscosity in centistokes at 100 °F. Additive packages in hydraulic fluids provide the properties necessary to turn base oils into fluids suited for hydraulic applications, setting them apart from lubricating oils. Whereas hydraulic […]

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