Dixon Color Connect Prevents Hose-Routing Mistakes

Dixon has developed the Correct Connect color-band design for their HT-Series quick-connect couplings. The polyurethane color bands, for both the coupler and plug ends, let users quickly spot the correct mating connections. They can be used to easily identify seals, materials or sizes for an application; help with preventative maintenance schedules; and reduce setup time for more efficient hose routing.

The HT-Series couplings are available in a range of body sizes from 0.25 to 1.0 in. They come in steel and 316 stainless-steel versions, with nitrile/polyurethane seals standard. Additional seal materials are available.

They are rated for a temperature range of -40° to 212° F (-40° to 100° C) with standard seals and pressures to 5,000 psi. The ISO 16028 flat-face design is interchangeable with Parker FEM, Stucchi FIRG – Series A, Faster FFH, Eaton FF – FD89 and Holmbury HQ quick connectors.

Blue bands are standard, whereas other color bands (orange, green, yellow and red) are sold separately. No special tools are required for installation, and they are field replaceable. The products are also available in connect-under-pressure HTE-Series and HTZ-Series couplings.

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