Hydraulic Fittings

The ABC’s (and DEF’s) of Cam-Lok Fittings

Cam and Groove Couplings, or Cam-Lok fittings, are used to connect two hoses together in a multitude of industries.  They’re easy to use, requiring no tools to connect and disconnect the two halves of the couplings.- just some man strength. They’re an extremely versatile product, and because there are no threads on the coupling halves, there are no issues with them becoming dirty or damaged. This means camlock couplings are very suitable for messy settings.  Here is a quick guide to Cam-Lok fittings – with pictures!

Boss is Boss

“I need an O-ring, and if you have one that’s just a little bit bigger, that would be great.”  I hear this a lot from customers who come in with O-ring Boss fittings.  They’re here because they’ve tried skinnier O-rings, thicker O-rings, even O-rings out of a kit they had in the back of their garage for years; but no matter what, the fitting will not stop leaking. What they haven’t tried, however, is the RIGHT O-ring.  O-ring Boss fittings, or SAE straight thread, are designed to sandwich an O-ring between the angular sealing surface of the female port and …

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