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What are push to connect fittings?

At Fluid Controls, we supply a wide array of pneumatic fittings to suit every application. As part of our extensive selection, we stock a premium range of push to connect fittings from global engineering giants, Parker and IMI Norgren. But what exactly are push-fit fittings and how can they benefit your applications? Find out more as Fluid Controls explains all.

What are push to connect fittings?

Push to connect fittings have nearly as many aliases as they have configurations. You may well see these handy pneumatic products variously referred to as ‘push-fit fittings’, ‘push-Lok fittings’ or ‘push-in fittings’. All of which are essentially the same thing: hose fittings for pneumatic applications. Designed with quick and simple assemblies in mind, the beauty of push-fit fittings is that they require no specialised tools whatsoever. 

This is because push to connect fittings employ a ring of metal spurs within the fittings that grip any pipe that is inserted into the fitting sockets. Push fit fittings also feature a neoprene O-ring that provides a leak-tight seal against pipes. All things considered, push to connect fittings offer one of the quickest, easiest and most effective methods of creating extremely reliable hose and pipe connections.

What are the benefits of push fit fittings?

There are several benefits to using push fit fittings, not least the following standout advantages: 

Rapid Connections

Perhaps the biggest benefit of push to connect fittings is the speed at which connections can be made. This makes them an especially attractive proposition when emergency repairs need to be made.

Zero Tools

As mentioned earlier, another great advantage of push-fit fittings is the fact that they require no specialised tools whatsoever. Pipe connections can be made without the need for soldering, clamps or glue.

Greater Convenience

Another benefit of push fit fittings is the convenience of being able to use them even when pipes aren’t perfectly dry. This provides welcome time savings, with every second saved boosting productivity and profits. 


Versatile Options

Push-fit fittings are available in a wide range of materials and sizes suitable for a huge variety of pipe types. So whatever your pneumatic application, there is almost certainly a push to connect fitting to suit.

Push fit fittings from Fluid Controls

Our IMI Norgren range of pneumatic push-fit fittings encompasses one of the industry’s most extensive selections of fittings available. These include composite, nickel-plated brass, push-in, compression, stainless steel, miniature and more. Meanwhile, our push to connect fittings from Parker Legris (a division of the Parker Hannifin Corporation) enable rapid, reliable and effective assemblies of circuits to convey compressed air, various gases or liquids at a range of pressures and temperatures.
For more information about our full range of push to connect pneumatic fittings, or to discuss your application requirements in more detail, please contact Fluid Controls today on +44 (0)118 970 2060 or email fluid@fluidcontrols.co.uk.

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