Types of Hydraulic Connectors and Their Key Functions

Blog | January 22nd, 2023

There is a diverse selection of uses and configurations available for hydraulic connectors. In hydraulic systems, they are utilised to connect hydraulic hoses to various components, including hydraulic cylinders, pipes, tubes, and other forms of hydraulic hoses.

The many hydraulic connectors allow the fluid to flow in a certain direction, alter that direction, be diverted, or mix. The application necessitates that these fittings can provide a strong seal and stop any leakage that may occur. These fittings find widespread usage in hydraulic-powered applications, such as plumbing, robotics, assembly lines, and heavy equipment, among other areas of application.

The Primary Function That Hydraulic Connectors Play

It is essential to have a solid understanding that a hydraulic connection must perform two distinct functions: one is to hold, and the other is to seal. The same mechanism does not always perform the duties of holding and sealing; at other times, two independent components carry them out.

Because there are so many various types of hose couplings, they might give the impression of being highly complicated. On the other hand, connectors will always perform two functions when seen in an objective light: to maintain and close the pressure valve.

Choosing The Appropriate Hydraulic Connector

When attempting to determine which fittings are appropriate for a system, it is essential first to identify the specific type of hydraulic equipment connected to the system.

Hydraulic Tubes

These are a type of seamless precision tubing that is made specifically for use in hydraulic systems. The tubes come in various standard sizes to accommodate a wide range of pressures, with diameters that can go up to 100 millimetres. Tubes of different lengths are joined together through cut rings, flanges, welding nipples, or flare connections. Welding tubes directly together is not an acceptable method because it is impossible to inspect the interior of the tube.

Hydraulic Pipes

These are greater-diameter hydraulic tubes. In most cases, these are utilised for applications that involve low pressure or in situations where hydraulic tubes are unavailable. They can be joined together using either welds or connectors that are threaded. Pipes with larger diameters are typically capable of inspecting their interiors after being welded.

Hydraulic Hose

There are different pressure, temperature, and fluid compatibility ratings for hydraulic hoses. In situations where pipes or tubes would not be appropriate, hoses are utilised, typically to provide greater flexibility for machine operation or maintenance. The hose comprises multiple layers of rubber and steel wire layered on top of one another. The ends of hydraulic hoses are typically fitted with steel fittings using a swaging process. Because the connection of the hose to the fitting is the part of the hydraulic hose that is the most susceptible to failure under high pressure, it is imperative that the fitting be selected and installed correctly.

Hydraulic connectors can be joined using any one of a variety of distinct connection methods, each of which comes with its own set of benefits and efficiencies.

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Keysborough, Victoria, 3173

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Mobile Hydraulic Specialties Pty Ltd

Phone: (03) 9798-6511
Address: Factory 89, 38-40 Popes Road, Keysborough, Victoria, 3173