Key Points to Consider Before Choosing your Industrial Connector


Always select your connector with care, consider the demands of the application to avoid premature failure which could lead to expensive downtime, replacement or worse severe injury. A  few things to consider:

What function do you need?

  • Protect your system
  • Detect end of cylinder rod stroke
  • Control and improve the performance of your system
  • Working on your system

Which kind of thread do you need?

  • Vacuum
  • Pressure
  • Fluid temperature
  • With or without seal
  • Flow requirements

What type of fluid is being conveyed?

  • Compatibility of seal and connector material with the fluid

What are the conditions of use?

  • Male thread/Female Thread
  • BSPP, BSPT, NPT, Metric

Which connector do you need?

  • Push-In Fittings
  • Compression Fittings
  • Spigot Fittings
  • Tailpiece Adaptors

Do you have compliance requirements?

  • Norms & regulations
  • ISO 9011/ ISO 16949; RoHS. FDA, NSF
  • Silicone-free, phthalates free, etc…
  • Compatible materials with the application
  • Chemical compatibility

What is your application environment?

  • Ambient air quality (pollution)
  • Risk of shocks
  • Confined areas/access difficulties
  • External uses (UV, saline environments)
  • USe of products on mobile equipment

Have you thought about additional product requirements?

  • Tubing
  • Valves
  • Couplings
  • Blowguns
For more information on the right fittings for your process or Parker products please call 01293538940 fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch

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