Hydraulic Fittings In Canada
Hydraulic fittings are used in many industries to connect a hydraulic hose to components like cylinders, tubes, pipes or other hydraulic hoses. The types of hydraulic fittings differ according to the flow of the fluid and the type of fluid used. Some fittings allow for the fluid to flow, while others allow the fluid to change direction, divert or even mix. Read on to learn more about hydraulic fittings in Canada.
Hydraulic Fittings Features
Hydraulic fittings are manufactured to withstand high temperatures and pressures, which is why they are designed using material that is both strong and corrosion resistant. The use of metals is more commonly used in hydraulic systems as they can undergo extreme conditions without breaking down. For example, metals such as stainless steel, brass and cast iron are commonly used to manufacture hydraulic fittings as they are very strong and excellent at resisting chemical corrosion. Depending on the application used, some hydraulic fittings incorporate different features, like expanding joints, flexible fittings, pre-insulated fittings, swivel features, and more. Determining the material of the fittings that you need and whether you will need any additional functions will depend on the type of fluid used as well as the application used.
Installing Hydraulic Fittings
Before installing hydraulic fluid fittings, you must first inform your supplier of what application you’re using to ensure that you’ve selected the correct fitting for your application. To install the hydraulic fitting, you will have to cut the hose to the required length and clean off any debris to ensure that it doesn’t enter your fluid system. Once you’ve cut the hose, you will insert it into the fitting and crimp the hose. Some hydraulic fittings, such as the SAE flanged fittings, are self-sealing, while others are sealed by using an O-ring or by the use of thread sealant.
Hydraulic Fittings in Canada
Hy-Lok Canada has been manufacturing and supplying hydraulic fittings all throughout Canada since 1977. Our robust and versatile inventory of hydraulic fittings offers clients top-quality components at competitive prices. All our fittings are 100% interchangeable with other components from different manufacturers to allow for easy installation, no matter the application. We focus on manufacturing components that provide our customers with superior performance at a cost-effective price. Since we manufacture all our hydraulic fittings in-house, we are able to customize the fittings according to the specifications you require.