Gates Belts & Applications - Tips and guidelines written by Gates Industrial Engineers

Fluid Power: Use of Adaptors

Monday, May 5, 2014

posted by Brent at 12:55 PM

Adapters can be used to make installation and orientation easier. Be aware, however, that adapters can also be a potential leak point. Adaptors can be used in the followingsituations: 1. To avoid fitting orientation, use a straight fitting and an angle adapter on one end. This makes installation easier and eliminates the need for orientation. However, this requires more parts and increases the number of joints for potential leakage. 2. When jump-size fittings are not available, make the jump with anadapter. 3. To ease port connection and hose installation.

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