As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of control and instrumentation solutions, Fluid Controls supplies an extensive range of fluid control products for industrial applications. We stock a broad range of Parker products suitable for eight major technologies: hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanical, filtration process control, fluid and gas handling, sealing and shielding, climate control and aerospace.
Parker manufactures an unparalleled selection of fittings in a variety of materials to meet the needs of every hydraulic, pneumatic, industrial, instrumentation, or mobile application for leak-free, highly-efficient performance.
The Parker range of hydraulic hose fittings fulfils a wide range of application requirements, including safety and quality standards. Parker is an expert in manufacturing fittings that match perfectly to their respective hose types for superior service life and leak-free operation.
Hydraulic fitting materials need to have strength and corrosion resistance built-in to safely withstand the challenges of hydraulic systems in harsh environments. Therefore, fittings must be able to resist rust and corrosion from materials inside and outside the system.
All metals can corrode over time, particularly in aggressive environments. The mechanical impact can also increase the risk of corrosion failure over time. Choosing the right fitting for your hydraulic hose or tube system depends on the strength, corrosion resistance, cost and environmental considerations of any particular application.
The Parker range of stainless steel hydraulic fittings consists of a-lok, CPI, MPI, and autoclave models for high-pressure applications.
The most important decision when selecting a hydraulic fitting is ensuring strength and corrosion resistance.
Fluid Controls recommends stainless steel fittings for most hydraulic applications. Stainless steel is a strong, durable metal with a high level of heat resistance. It also has the additional benefit of chemical and corrosion resistance that suits hydraulic applications and extends the service life of an application.
Due to its high durability, strength and corrosion resistance, stainless steel is typically more expensive than fittings made from other materials. However, investing in stainless steel fittings is significantly more beneficial than purchasing cheaper components that will require costly maintenance and more regular replacement.
For corrosive environments, stainless steel is recommended because the interaction between its alloying elements and the environment doesn’t cause rust.
The stainless steel hose fitting range by Parker is designed to withstand the corrosive elements of working environments better than any other metal typically used for hydraulic hose systems. Better resistance to corrosion means extended service life of your hose assembly. Browse the full range of Parker stainless steel hydraulic fittings available from Fluid Controls.