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Ever since she was a young girl, my sister has been interested in agriculture. After graduating with a degree in agriculture education, she accepted a teaching position at a local high school. For the past three years, she has been amazing her students with her knowledge about subjects such as raising beef cattle, growing flowers, and canning fruit preserves. Since she has a sweet tooth, canning fruit preserves is one of my sister’s favorite pastimes. If she ever has the time, she may even launch her own home based business canning fruit preserves to sell to customers. If you’re considering canning jams, jellies, and other sweet goods to sell to customers, you will need to invest in some state-of-the-art industrial equipment. On this blog, you will discover the types of industrial equipment that are necessary to start a canning business.

Satisfying a Sweet Tooth

Air Line Couplers: A Quick Guide

Malou Leffers

Whether you regularly rely on pneumatic systems in your manufacturing facility or even if you just use industrial air compressors on occasion, getting familiar with the different parts and accessories you can invest in is really helpful. You can obtain an array of different couplers that are specifically designed to use with air hoses and air lines, and each of them serves really beneficial purposes that can make a lot of different tasks much easier to handle. Take a look at some of the different types of air line couplers

Manual Couplers 

Manual couplers are probably the most common type of air line coupler you can find. These couplers have a sleeve that you have to manually pull back in order to connect the line to the coupler. This is really not that much trouble. However, in applications where it is important to make coupler changes quickly, the manual coupler can be problematic and a burden to contend with repeatedly. 

Automatic Couplers 

Automatic couplers are designed without a sleeve that has to be pulled back manually when you are making attachments. Instead, the coupler automatically connects when it is pushed against the plug on the air line. This allows for rapid coupler changes, which is incredibly valuable in some applications. Some people find automatic couplers to not fit as snugly or securely as manual coupler versions, however, but this is about the only downfall associated with automatic couplers. 

V-Style Couplers

V-style couplers are designed for high airflow, which means they work really well with industrial air compressors that may have a higher airflow rate than the standard model. V-style couplers are commonly used with high-pressure hoses because connections stay secure no matter what the airflow rate may be. The only downfall to V-style couplers is they usually have to be used with a V-style plug and will only work with certain types of lines. 

Universal Couplers 

Universal couplers are designed to work with multiple types of air lines. The coupler itself is cinched in place with a ring that tightens to the size of the line, so it doesn't matter if the threads are a perfect match or not. Universal couplers are an easy investment if you are not quite sure of what size the air line is, but these couplers are also good to have around if you will be using them on air lines that are multiple sizes.