FLUID POWER: AutomationDirect’s NITRA line of pneumatic components now includes additional fittings and valves for use with polyurethane and nylon tubing. The ME and MS series fittings include two additional male straight and two male elbows with #10-32 thread. Added sizes include 5/32 inch and ¼ inch and are sold in packages of five starting at $4.25.
The MEL series includes two additional long male elbow fittings. The 5/32-inch and ¼-inch fittings feature #10-32 threads and prices start at $10 for a five-pack.
The MSR series fittings are push-to-connect male straight round fittings available in 10 sizes ranging from 5/32 inch to ¼ inch and 4 to 6 mm. These fittings feature a nickel-plated brass body with an internal hex socket, stainless steel gripping claws and pre-applied Teflon thread sealant. Prices start at $4 for a pack of five.
The HVU series of three-way hand valves is available in seven sizes ranging from ¼ inch to ½ inch and 6 to 12 mm; the valve blocks upstream pressure when closed and vents downstream pressure. Sold in packs of two, prices start at $12.75. VU series union check valves have been added ranging from 5/32 inch to 3/8 inch and 6 to 8 mm sizes. The check valves allow air flow in one direction and block air flow in the reverse direction. Sold in packages of five, prices start at $28.75.
Stop valves are now available in sizes ranging from 5/32 inch to ½ inch and 6 to 12 mm diameters. Designed to block upstream air pressure when the downstream tube is removed, union stop valves are sold in packages of five starting at $26.75.
A pneumatic tubing cutter designed for use with 1/8 inch to ½ inch and 4 to 12 mm flexible plastic tubing is available for $4.25.
- Edited by Liz Taurasi