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Mechanical Crimp Connection Adapter has leak-free design.

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February 13, 2013 - Comprised of one-piece crimp adapter with bite ring and internal sealing, Mechanical Crimp Connection (MCC) eliminates welding and ensures reliable, leak-free connection. Internal seals in MCC adapter ensure leak-free connection and protect against ingression. With working pressure capability of near 5,000 psi, MCC adapters are offered in carbon steel and achieve NPS pipe connections in common weld sizes from 1–2 in. Multiple end configurations are available.

Parker Hannifin Corporation

6035 Parkland Blvd., Cleveland, OH, 44124, USA

Original Press Release

Parker Introduces Mechanical Crimp Connection

Press release date: February 5, 2013

COLUMBUS, OH - Introduction of the new Mechanical Crimp Connection (MCC) that eliminates time-consuming, costly welding and ensures a reliable, leak-free connection was recently announced by Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies.

Welding processes, from pre-cleaning to non-destructive testing to post cleaning, reduce valuable equipment or project uptime and require additional labor costs. MCC consists of a one-piece crimp adapter with a specially designed bite ring and internal sealing. When crimped, the bite ring attaches to the pipe and secures the adapter. Internal seals in the MCC adapter ensure a leak-free connection and protect against ingression. Compared to welding, MCC enables remarkably quick, easy mechanical crimping of adapters to piping.

MCC eliminates one of the key failure mode of welding: weld cracks. Weld cracks can form while the weld is hot, while it is cooling, or even due to fatigue or corrosion. MCC also eliminates the welding-induced contaminants that need to be flushed out after installation.

Sizes and Configurations

Parker MCC achieves NPS pipe connections in the most common weld sizes, ranging from 1" to 2". Whether the system is transferring fluid at lower pressures or operating at high dynamic hydraulic pressures, MCC offers a working pressure capability of nearly 5000 psi for many applications.

MCC adapters are offered in carbon steel. Multiple end configurations, including retaining ring style code 61/62, male and female O-ring face seal, male and female 37° flare, and male and female NPT, are available to ensure system compliance with SAE and/or ISO standards. MCC also offers full-range interchangeability with Parker Tube Fittings Division's extensive product lines, covering SAE and ISO specifications such as SAE J514, SAE J1453 and ISO 6162.

Ideal for a wide range of applications in industrial processing, construction, large mobile equipment, oil and gas operations, and more, MCC gets equipment up and running sooner and projects completed faster.

About Parker Hannifin's Tube Fittings Division
The Tube Fittings Division is a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Fluid Connectors Group. The Group is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the world's leading producer of tube fittings, rubber and thermoplastic hose and fittings, brass fittings and valves, quick-connect couplings and assembly tools.

With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 56 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com or its investor information web site at www.phstock.com .

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Cindy Berman Morrow
Director of Public Relations
WhiteSpace Creative
330.762.9320, ext. 132
cindy@whitespace-creative.com

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