Fittings and Connectors
Pneumatic push-to-connect fittings and connectors link pneumatic tubing to direct air through pneumatic systems. The connection of tubing to fittings maximizes control of flow in the system from the air compressor to the application.
The comprehensive air line equipment product range is versatile:
- Threaded ends or tube-to-tube ends
- Available in inch or metric sizing
- More than 40 body styles: elbow, straight union, bulkhead connector, etc.
- Thread material types: stainless steel, brass
- Seal types: sealant, uni-fit gasket, face seal
- Specialty fittings:
- speed controllers
- quick couplers
- check valves
The design construction of the one-touch, push-to-connect fittings and connectors allows for:
- easy and secure installation of tubing from strong holding force of chuck and collet
- air or fluid leak prevention, avoiding costly waste
Pneumatic Tube Fittings, One Touch Tube Fittings, Air Cylinder Speed Controls, PTFE Fittings and Tubing
SMC is your single source option for all of your pneumatic fitting, tubing, and air cylinder speed control needs.
The large collection of one-touch, quick connect fittings and connectors can be used in general applications or can be used in special environments. Various configuration types are available to optimize flow through a diverse range of systems including flame-resistance or anti-static applications.
Speed controllers have capability to adjust flow to applications with built-in options of integrated check valves, meter-in/meter-out dual flow control, accurate flow indicators and more. Tamper-proof abilities also ensure protected speed measures to the application.
Tubing comes in a variety of material types to accommodate for various media through the connectors. Some material types include: polyurethane, fluororesin, polyolefin, spark resistant, water resistant and polyethylene. Varying materials prevent corrosion, damage from high temperatures and hydrolysis.
Tubing is available in sizes of 1/8”, 5/32”, 3/16”, ¼”, 5/16”, 3/8” and ½”. Metric tubing sizes of 3.2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 16 mm are also available.
Manifolds save time and space with its compact and central push-to-connect tube connections. It reduces time required for connecting and difficult wiring of tubing from supply to applications. There are multiple styles to choose from and multi-tube size options are available.
Quick couplers series KK employ a unique construction that does not utilize steel balls or valve springs, so therefore does not restrict the flow path. They may be used with water or air, and have a sleeve lock mechanism to prevent accidental detachment.
Check valves block the flow of media in one direction while permitting flow in the other. The prevention of back flow can be an integral part of a circuit to maintain pressure, hold actuator position or to protect devices from reverse flow. Additionally, it can restrict potential contaminants from entering the upstream systems.
Connector accessories like the TK tube cutter, TG tube release tool or the TB tube stands makes for easy organization and can increase productivity of maintenance work.