Quick Couplings

Quick couplings, also known as “quick connects,” are designed for the fast and easy connection and disconnection of gas or fluid transfer tubing. These hand operated devices can take the place of flanged or threaded connectors, which typically require wrenches or other tools for proper installation and, therefore, are neither as quick nor simple to use. Quick couplings can help eliminate spills, increasing safety in the work environment. They also reduce the downtime required for service, maintenance, and/or replacement.

From underwater drilling and space exploration to food service and medical devices to chemical management and beyond, quick couplings find use in a wide array of industries and applications.

As they are generally of solid, single-piece construction, quick couplings are easy to operate and maintain. Quick couplings made by made from any of a number of materials, including plastics such as PTFE, ABS, PVDF, polypropylene, or acetal; or metals, including bronze, zinc, brass, and stainless steel. Quick couplings constructed from metals are frequently plated with chrome or other coating materials for aesthetic purposes, performance enhancement, or both. Anti-bacterial films and other specialty coatings are often applied to medical-grade quick couplings.

Regardless of their material of construction, quick couplings may be used with both plastic or metal tubing, provided the sizes of the tubing and the coupling are compatible. Quick couplings can be found in nearly every standard imperial and metric size. Many manufacturers also provide custom quick couplings for specialized applications.

Quick Coupling Manufacturers:

  • Colder Products Company manufactures quick couplings in a broad spectrum of sizes, styles, and materials, for all applications. They also offer custom quick couplings to meet unique customer specifications.
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