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Which Parker hose fittings are right for your application?

As UK distributors of Parker Hannifin fittings, Fluid Controls can supply businesses with a variety of Parker hose fittings. Available in a range of materials and sizes, Parker hydraulic and industrial hose fittings boast long-lasting durability and high-performance transfer capabilities. With wide operating pressure ranges, they are suitable for a number of different applications. But which is the right one for you?

Here, we discuss which Parker hose fittings are right for your application in this no-nonsense guide.

How to choose the right Parker hydraulic hose fittings

Parker offers the largest selection of hoses and fittings in more sizes than any other manufacturer on the market today. From braided and multi-purpose to their signature Parkrimp range, Parker hydraulic hose fittings have been meticulously designed and strenuously tested to meet numerous global industry standards. 

It can be difficult for first-time buyers to determine which Parker hose fitting is the right one for their application’s unique requirements. Hose fittings from Parker are broken down into three distinct categories: low pressure, medium pressure and high-pressure fittings. Below, we’ve listed the most popular Parker hydraulic hose fitting types to match each pressure type.

Low pressure: Parker Push-Lok hose fittings

Parker’s Push-Lok hose fitting series is tailor-made for low-pressure industrial applications. The easy-to-use, intelligent Push-Lok system features the widest fluid compatibility range found anywhere on the market, with pressure ranges of up to 2.8 MPa. 

Designed as a one-size-fits-all hose fitting series, the key characteristics of Parker Push-Lok hose fittings include:

  • Easy assembly and organisation with Parker’s exclusive colour-coded system
  • Push-Lok assemblies made in seconds, saving valuable time and money
  • Unique Push-Lok sealing ensures reliable, durable and leak-free service
  • High functionality safety with a design factor of 4
  • Wide range of hoses and fittings for an array of applications

Medium/High-pressure: Parker crimp fitting

Since 1980, Parker’s Parkrimp brand of crimp fittings has gone from strength to strength thanks to their ability to eliminate hose cover skiving and achieve the metal-to-metal grip of factory assemblies – revolutionising the process for markets worldwide. 

Today, Parker crimp fittings are recognised as the industry standard for medium and high-pressure hose fittings with pressure ratings of 45 and 69 MPa. Parker’s medium pressure crimp fittings are suitable for mobile and industrial hydraulics, while high-pressure crimp hose fittings work best in heavy-duty applications.

Made from Parker’s family of crimpers, Parkrimp’s No Skive one-piece series of hydraulic crimper fittings are the go-to system for fast and leak-free hose assemblies. Adhering to  SAE J1273 and ISO 17165 requirements, Parkrimp medium pressure fittings include the 46 and 48 series, while high-pressure fittings include their 70 series.

While both sets of Parker crimp fittings have their own separate benefits, their shared features include:

  • No-Skive technology that offers the easiest and most efficient safe production on the market
  • Matched hose and fitting system that guarantees approved and safe combinations
  • The highest quality and safety combined with the longest service life

UK distributors of Parker hose fittings

As part of our range of fittings, Fluid Controls stocks and supplies hose and fittings products from Parker Hannifin. We can match the right Parker hose fitting product to meet the requirements of your application, as well as customising each product to match the criteria of your processes. 

Speak with Fluid Controls Ltd today on 0118 970 2060, email fluid@fluidcontrols.co.uk, or complete our online contact form. 


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