10 Nov

Tips for Choosing the Correct Pneumatic Fittings

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Typically, you will find a range of varying pneumatic fittings easily in the market. However, the problem is that choosing an appropriate one is not simple. To take the right decision, you must be aware of the tubing to be utilized, the functional pressure of air, type of thread required for the receiving fitting, and lastly, the extent of vibration tolerable by the fitting.

 

Commonly Used Fittings

Outlined below are some of the common kinds of pneumatic fittings to help you choose the right one:

 

Quick Connect Couplings

Quick Connect Couplings are indispensable when it comes to connections that direct the flow of gas, water or air. Alternatively known as quick disconnect or quick release couplings, they offer a swift connection for transferring fluids. Usually operated manually, they serve as a great substitute for threaded and flanged connections.

 

Check Valves

In the simplest sense, check valves permit the flow in a single direction; hence, preventing reverse flow. Being a self-automated valve, they consistently work even if the manufacturing facility falls short of air, electricity or manual assistance. Not just manufacturing plants, check valves are found everywhere – even homes. In case you have a sump pump, it must have a check valve fitted over the discharge line. Check valves are utilized in every industry that makes use of pumps.

 

Hi-Duty Flareless Fittings

These fittings fall into the sub-category of compression fittings. However, they are particularly made applications that involve high pressure; usually more than 1000 PSI.

 

Push-Connect Fittings

Push-Connect Fittings use a similar mechanism as compression fittings. However, instead of using a metal-ferrule, these fittings utilize an O-ring (made using vulcanized rubber) that possesses the ability to get its actual shape let loose.

Consequently, this feature permits the fitting to get easily undone—just the way it was manufactured. Push-connect fittings have applications that involve lesser pressure. These fittings are extremely simple to connect, disconnect and then reconnect, ideal for applications that involve frequent alterations. Moreover, they can be utilized with brass, steel, copper, nylon, etc.

In addition to the above stated pneumatic fittings, there are a range of varying options, depending on the application. The more different the job requirements are, the more atypical the fittings will be.

Generally, compression fittings, push-connect fittings, specialty compression fittings can be easily bought and utilized for a broad array of applications. Find a comprehensive range of pneumatic fittings at SEALEXCEL.

Recognized as one of the finest pneumatic fittings manufacturers and suppliers, we additionally manufacture stainless steel push-in fittings, push-on fittings, monoflange valves, and more.

 

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17 Oct

Instrumentation Valves And Fittings Market to Reach $5.63 billion with 5.5% CAGR

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  According to researcher, the Global Instrumentation Valves and Fittings market is expected to grow from $3.86
billion in 2015 to reach $5.63 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of 5.5%. Huge requirement for valves and fittings in in
dustrial automation in fumes, fluid, and gas control applications is the major factor driving the market growth. In
addition, growth in usage of instrumentation valves on account of increasing growth rate of hyperbaric oxygen
therapy devices is also favouring the market growth.

Ultraclean valves market is anticipated to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. It is attributed to exte
nsive usage in pharmaceutical sector for ultra-hygienic applications. The oil & gas application is leading the glob
al market. It is led by increasing market demand for valves in the instrumentation valves & fittings market. North
America and Europe are projected to be the leading markets in terms of market size, during the forecast period. A
sia Pacific and Latin America are expected to witness high growth rate during the forecast period.
Some of the key players in global instrumentation valves and fittings market include Fujikin., Dwyer Instruments,
Fitok, Bray International Inc., Braeco., Hoke., Hex Valve, Ham-Let, Astectubelok, As-Schneider, Hy-Lok, Ssp Fitt
ing, Oliver Valves, Safelok, Swagelok, and Parker Hannifin.

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10 Oct

Stainless steel tube fitting manufacturer improves productivity with new all-electric tube benders

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Wellington, New Zealand, March 23, 2016 — Two new all-electric tube bending machines are helping Ultibend Industries to boost the manufacturing productivity of stainless steel tube fittings for food and beverage processing systems. Customised to suit Ultibend’s proprietary manufacturing process, the machines from Unison automate the bending of tube fitting shapes such as elbows and U-bends, in sizes from 1/2 to 4 inches diameter. Initial manufacturing operations have demonstrated that the new machinery boosts manufacturing speed compared with the previous hydraulic bending process.

Ultibend started in 1992 as a subcontract tube bender, supplying architectural pipework. The company also found a market for tubular parts for the strong local food processing industry, and evolved from sub-contract work into offering a broad range of stainless steel tube fitting parts for applications including food, winery, brewery, dairy and sanitary processing.

As part of the company’s development, Ultibend designed and manufactured its own tube bending machines. There are now four of these machines and they have served Ultibend well, but they are hydraulically powered – and critically for the future development of the company – only offer a very basic level of machine and operator control. As the company has expanded, it became interested in upgrading the bending process with more flexible all-electric machines – using software-controlled servomotor controlled bending. Developing its own solution to this upgrade would involve familiarity with servomotor based motion control as well as much more sophisticated machine control and interfacing software – and it was viewed as too big a step for the Ultibend engineering team. So, it decided to look to the commercial market for an upgrade.

Ultibend settled on Unison as the supplier, largely because of the fact that it had started life as a machine controls and software supplier and that a large proportion of its output was customised.

“We didn’t want a standard machine, so discovering Unison was great. Their willingness to customise – and the fact that they are genuine machine control experts – gave us confidence that we would get the far-reaching solution that we were searching for,” says Ultibend’s co-founder and director, Linc Turley. “The investment means that our business now has the manufacturing platform to support substantial growth, including our current expansion into the USA and other new export markets.”

One of Ultibend’s unique advantages is the very high functional quality of its tube fittings. Bends are highly uniform, with the kind of ovality tolerances that would normally only be found in an aerospace workshop. This quality level is achieved by Ultibend’s proprietary manufacturing process, which means that bent parts are exceptionally uniform as they come off the machine. Ultibend also developed its own clamping system, which allows short elbow and U-shape parts to be gripped and bent at the expense of trimming only a miniscule amount of scrap material. Both of these techniques have been incorporated in Unison’s new customised machine design.

“Unison’s customisation capability means that we’ve been able to emulate unique features Ultibend uses in its process, and then exploit the all-electric machine architecture to enhance productivity,” says Jim Saynor, Unison’s Senior Commercial Manager. “The result is that the two new machines have increased output- while also providing much richer programming, networking and operator control facilities to open up further opportunities for progress.”

The main reason the Unison machines speed the bending is the inherently greater control of motion that’s possible inside Unison’s software-controlled, all-electric machine architecture. The software gearbox is able to control and coordinate several axes simultaneously for instance, avoiding the delays of a more mechanical machine such as the latency in response of a slave axis.

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12 Apr

Stainless Steel Compression Fittings, Tube Fittings And Valves

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Stainless steel compression fittings could be the perfect solution for your problem. Before making a decision on the material of your tube fittings, it’s best to consider the benefits of  the material.

We’ve listed some of the main benefits you can gain with our high quality 316 tube fittings.

Stainless Steel Compression Fittings: The Advantages

  • Proven resilience within many industry sectors

From chemical processing companies to filtration plants … stainless steel compression fittings have proved to be a popular choice as an engineering solution within many industries. Stainless steel brings the ability to utilise both low and high pressure compression fittings.

Stainless steel fittings, valves and flanges are available at www.waverleybrownall.com

  • Corrosion resistance

Our compression fittings are crafted with the highest quality stainless steel. This ensures safe and impeccable usage in many different industrial applications.

The corrosion resistant properties of 316 stainless steel guarantee a high-performance tube fitting. This overall offers a great tube fittings that can withstand long-term usage.

*Please note: If stainless steel is treated or stored incorrectly, this can cause staining or discolouration.

Routine maintenance of stainless steel instrumentation will pro-long it’s working lifespan.

To enquire about our maintenance services, please email us at enquiries@waverleybrownall.co.uk

Alternative corrosion resistance materials are available. We offer a fantastic special metals range of alloys such as titanium and Monel 400 – these compression fittings can be used in the most demanding engineering environments.

  • High and low pressure performance ability

Stainless steel is a sturdy alloy. This allows our single ferrule compression fittings and twin ferrule compression fittings to flourish in a high or low pressure environment.

*If you are unsure of which fitting is best for your application, please discuss your requirements with an engineer at Waverley Brownall.

  • Temperature resistance

Some grades of this material can withstand high temperatures.

Certain grades of stainless steel can also withstand very low temperatures which gives it very well-rounded properties for several applications. Send us an enquiry about our stainless steel instrumentation fittings and we will reply to you promptly.

For more information on 316 stainless steel and its properties, send us an enquiry today.

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