Check out these articles to learn more about hydraulic threads, adapters, and commonly used terms in our industry.
You’ve no doubt seen them, installed on all your equipment, overflowing your shelves, and haunting your inventory with hundreds of part numbers. Adapters are used in so many applications that it may seem impossible to escape them, but have you ever stopped and wondered why? Why are hydraulic adapters everywhere, and what is the point of these things?
Throughout the ages, scholars have fiercely debated topics such as the existential meaning of life, or whether Jack could have fit onto Rose's floating door as the Titanic sank. More contested than these however, is a question that has stumped the finest scholars among us. This question of course, is "how do I assemble hydraulic connections properly?" If those scholars would stop bickering long enough to read this blog, they’d know there are three common methods for installing your hydraulic fittings. Let’s explore them now.
Since the early days of plumbing, black pipe fittings have been common in both residential and industrial applications. Widely available and easily recognizable, these fittings are often used in hydraulic applications that could benefit from using a hydraulic adapter instead.
If you’re new to hydraulic fittings, or even if you’ve been in the industry for decades, you’ve heard hydraulic fittings called by several names. Some of those names are accurate, some of them...not so much. So, which terms are correct, what do all these acronyms mean, and what should I call these things?