Quick Disconnect Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Lebanon, OH 800-547-9393

    OPW Engineered Systems, part of OPW-FTG, manufactures quick disconnect couplings, quick connect couplings and dry disconnect couplings. We offer products to the transportation industry to meet bulk loading and unloading specifications, in addition to in-plant liquid transfer requirements.

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  • Grand Rapids, MI 616-538-4970

    Kent Rubber Supply has been a trusted supplier of industrial couplings and fittings since 1946. Offering all of the connections that you need for your industrial fitting, securement, accessories, and industrial coupling needs. Using our up-to-date assembly process, we can confidently supply all your coupling and fitting solutions.

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  • Southampton, PA 800-506-3924

    When it comes to quick release couplings we are your experts! Since our establishment we have provided products and services to a global market. Our skilled engineers will work with you from design to delivery to ensure that you are receiving a product that will fit your exact specifications. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; get in touch with us on the web or by telephone today!

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  • Fort Worth, TX 817-923-1965

    Since 1955, Hydraulics has been manufacturing fluid power system components such as self-sealing quick disconnect couplings, fluid-conducting swivel joints and rapid-response torque controls. Our fluid-conducting quick disconnect couplings have double shutoff valves and are rated up to 5,000 psi.

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  • Katy, TX 832-331-0021

    As a world-wide leading manufacturer, WEH Technologies has developed a wide range of unique products for the connection, the valve, and the refueling technology industries. Our products are used in all parts of the world. The WEH quick couplings are ideally suited for pressure testing, function testing (pneumatic, hydraulic, oil-hydraulic), vacuum testing, and more.

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Quick Disconnects Industry Information

Quick Disconnects

Quick disconnects are fluid transmission line connecting tools that allow for the quick and safe disconnection of two connected lines. They are simple mechanical devices that can sometimes be connected with only one hand. Quick disconnects are also referred to as quick connectors, quick couplings, and many other names.

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Applications of Quick Disconnects

Quick disconnects are used to facilitate the quick and easy connection and disconnection of lines that transmit compressed gasses (e.g., air) and industrial process gasses (e.g., hydrogen, helium, and nitrogen). They can also be used to connect lines that transmit fuel, hydraulic fluid, and a wide variety of other liquids.

Quick disconnects are used in many industrial process machines, vehicles, appliances, and other equipment varieties. In pressure washers, quick disconnects are used to connect water compressors with spray wands. In machines that use hydraulic systems to generate movement, hydraulic quick disconnects are used to connect parts in hydraulic fluid lines. Several kinds of vehicles require quick disconnects to connect fuel line components. Large quick disconnects are also used in firefighting applications to connect hoses to hydrants.

Quick Disconnect Design and Function

Quick disconnects are characterized by their capacity for maintaining the connection between two lines without failing, while simultaneously allowing for the quick and easy disconnection of that line. In order to serve both purposes, quick disconnects must be carefully designed. The majority of quick disconnects are composed of metal materials, such as brass, aluminum, and stainless steel. Plastic materials have gained in prominence because of their resistance to corrosion.

All quick disconnects feature male and female parts that interlock carefully to maintain a connection. The key to most quick disconnects is the configuration of the female connector, which usually contains a retractable sheath that covers several small bearings. When the sheath retracts, the bearings loosen, which allows for the insertion or removal of the male part. When the sheath covers the bearings, it makes it impossible for the male and female parts to become disconnected.

In addition to this configuration, there are several other varieties of quick disconnects. It is important to carefully match a quick disconnect with its application in order to ensure safe and effective use of the tool and the equipment in which it is installed.

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