Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Quick disconnects for air tool hoses

Quick disconnects offer an easy way of connecting pneumatic lines to your air tool and air compressor. The operating principle for sleeve type couplers is pretty simple. When the sliding sleeve on the coupler is retracted, internal locking balls are released, permitting the connector to be inserted or removed. The body size and flow capacity of quick disconnects generally corresponds to the inside diameter of the hose with which they are used. Most quick disconnects are very reliable and the designs have been around for awhile. Have several hoses around can sure make like a lot easier. Especially when you have to reach that really difficult spot with your impact wrench. Also remember there is always pressure loss along the length of the hose. The longer the hose the more pressure you are going to lose.

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