If you’re looking for tube fittings for brake lines, tubing assemblies, or other hydraulic systems, you likely need ORB/SAE J514 fittings. Available in flared and flareless varieties, ORB/SAE J514 fittings have become the industry standard in automotive, aerospace, industrial, commercial fluid systems, and countless other applications.
While they look (and sometimes perform) similarly to other fittings, components built to ORB/SAE J514 specifications have unique characteristics and applications. To help you understand their performance capabilities and use cases, you’ll find a brief overview of ORB/SAE J514 fittings at Hy-Lok below.
What is ORB/SAE J514?
ORB/SAE J514 specifications have long been the industry standard in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries. Specifically, the SAE J514 standard covers the complete general and dimensional specifications for 37º flared and flareless hydraulic tube fittings and O-ring plugs.
ORB/SAE J514 fittings are designed to provide leakproof, full-flow connections in hydraulic systems with working pressures up to 8700 psi (depending on fitting size and application). These fittings are typically used in hydraulic systems in industrial equipment and commercial vehicles, although the standard has been adopted in many other applications.
ORB/SAE J514 Fittings at Hy-Lok Canada
Out of Hy-Lok Canada’s expansive valve and fitting inventory, ORB/SAE J514 are some of the most common fittings we manufacture and distribute. These fittings are fully compatible with SAE, JIC, and ORB standards, making them suitable for fuel delivery, fluid power, and countless other applications. Additionally, ORB/SAE J514 fittings perform well under extreme vibrations, pressure bursts, and thermal shocks. When tightened, the fitting’s sleeve enforces tube alignment with the fitting axis, minimizing mechanical strain on the tube and decreasing vibrations.
ORB/SAE J514 fittings are typically made from steel to balance strength and corrosion resistance with value. However, alternative materials including brass, aluminum, and SS316 stainless steel are available by request for custom orders and bespoke components.
The Parts You Need, When You Need Them
No matter the industry or application, businesses need a dependable supplier to provide high-quality fittings that meet performance standards while delivering exceptional value. All Hy-Lok fittings undergo rigorous batch testing to ensure top performance in the harshest environments. No matter what your next project calls for, you can depend on Hy-Lok’s premium tube fittings to meet the most demanding performance specifications.
At Hy-Lok, we understand that seamless integration with existing systems is critical to any operation’s productivity. That’s why Hy-Lok Canada’s fittings are designed to be 100% interchangeable with other major manufacturers’ components. Hy-Lok 37º flared fittings can be intermixed in all sizes, all while providing equal or superior performance to our competition’s parts. Our direct replacement valves and fittings fit perfectly into your fluid system without the added strains and costs of intermixing components.
With an extensive network of distributors across the country, Hy-Lok is the clear choice for Canadian industry. Our standard SAE J514 fittings are always readily available, and custom orders are fulfilled quickly and efficiently. With expedited shipping available, your business can rely on Hy-Lok to reliably supply quality fittings for productions across Canada.
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