What Are Hydraulic Quick Release Couplings?

Our people at Hydraulic Power Sales Inc. hear from our customers about hydraulic quick release couplings. Mainly, we get a lot of questions about what these are and how they may be effectively used. We want to take this time to answer some questions about these couplings as well as hydraulic quick disconnects so that our readers can better understand the kind of product they are looking at.

Just Like the Name Suggests

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that hydraulic quick release couplings are a product that makes it easy to quickly connect or disconnect hydraulic hoses to the machines they will be used on. The ability to get them connected or disconnected rather quickly is a very big deal.

When they are not connected, quick couplings prevent fluid leaks by using a check valve to block exiting fluid from leaving the area. This is also a very important use for quick couplings, and it is a big deal that they are capable of doing this for their users.

Do All Quick Couplers Do the Same Work?

Some might think that all quick couplers are the same and accomplish the same tasks, but that is just not the case. It is important to understand that there are two construction styles for quick couplers that you will likely see time and time again. The check valve style system is one type that involves balls or poppets being used to stop backflow from exiting the system.

Another option is flat face couplers. These are used to have face sections push into each other. This opens up a flow path so that fluids can get to where they need to go without the constant worry and concern about how they are going to make it.

Why Are Prices so Different on Couplings?

One of the things that many people notice about quick release couplings is that the price that one pays for various types can vary wildly. It is troubling to some people as to why they are being asked to pay such varying prices for a product that seems to be very standardized on the surface of things. However, you should pay attention to those price differences and try to note which ones are right for you.

The inexpensive couplings are likely to corrode more quickly than those that you pay a little extra money for. If you are aware of this and take action to ensure you get what you need, then you can have the couplings that will truly stand the test of time.

Couplings are a critical component of virtually every system that they exist in. Therefore, it makes sense that you should want to pay attention to how much you are spending on these. Don’t take them for granted, and don’t assume that you can spend as little as possible and still get the same results that you would from a more expensive coupling.