Why you should invest in A-Lok Parker Fittings
In this article, PIF spoke with leading UK flow control equipment distributors, Fluid Controls Ltd about why Parker’s A-Lok series fittings are second-to-none when it comes to tube compression fittings for process industry applications.
What makes these Parker fittings special?
“Parker’s A-Lok tube fittings are designed to provide leak-free connections for process and control applications, as well as instrumentation and analysis systems”, explains Jenny Walker of Fluid Controls. “These Parker fittings are manufactured to the highest quality standards and can be supplied in a broad range of sizes and configurations - including with corrosion-resistant materials for applications with harsh operating conditions”.
Parker A-Lok fittings utilise an advanced two ferrule system which provides operators with reliability and ease of assembly/disassembly. For additional user-friendliness, there are no special tools required for these Parker fittings and they also benefit from an enhanced design that ensures all make and remake motion is transmitted axially to the tubing.
“A-Lok Parker fittings are manufactured from heat-code traceable 316 stainless steel as standard”, continues Jenny. “For additional customisation, they can be supplied in other materials such as 6Mo, Alloy 825, Alloy 625 and Alloy C-276. These straight Parker fittings are machined from cold-finished bar stock with shaped bodies that have been machined from close grain forgings with meticulous attention to detail. A-Lok series tube fittings from Parker are also available for imperial tube sizes from 1/16” through to 2” O.D., and for metric sizes from 2 mm through to 25 mm O.D”.
Additional benefits of these leak-free Parker fittings include the lack of radial movement to stress tubing 0 ensuring mechanical integrity remains uncompromised throughout their lifecycle. A-Lok fittings back ferrule is hardened by Parker’s patented Suparcase™ surface treatment process. “Unlike other competitive hardening processes, Parker’s innovative Suparcase surface treatment process actually helps increase the corrosion resistance of A-Lok fittings”.
Finally, Parker A-Lok tube fittings boast an exceptionally wide choice of configuration styles for unrivalled versatility. From tube to male/female pipe to port connectors or welded systems, these Parker fittings are truly top of the class when it comes to providing process industry operators with increased flexibility.
Buy Parker fittings from Fluid Controls Ltd
“As one of the UK’s leading distributors of high-quality instrumentation and pressure control equipment, Fluid Controls are proud industry partners of Parker Hannifin’s Instrumentation Division, whose complete range of instrumentation tube fittings we stock in full - including their impressive A-Lok fittings range”, finishes Jenny.
Buy Parker fittings from Fluid Controls online from their website.
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