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Thread ID Kit checks hydraulic fittings.

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March 12, 2002 - MIK-1/4403-B1 kit helps user identify metric, BSP, SAE and NPT threads and end types found on hydraulic fittings. It includes instructions for identifying thread pitch, size and type, as well as tube and port end connection style. Kit includes 16 thread pitch steel gauges for metric, BSPP/BSPT, UN/UNF, and NPT; calipers for measuring up to 3 in.; profiles for NPT and BSPP/BSPT threads; and nose angle indicators to identify flare, cone and seat angles.

Parker Hannifin Corporation

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

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Parker Upgrades, Expands Thread ID Kit

Press release date: February 22, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio-Parker Hannifin Corporation has launched a newly expanded Thread Identification Kit (MIK-1/4403-B1) for identifying metric, BSP, SAE and NPT threads and end types found on hydraulic fittings worldwide.

The new kit-a combination of kits previously offered by the company's Tube Fittings and Hose Products divisions-includes step-by-step instructions for identifying thread pitch, size and type, as well as the tube and port end connection style.

Thread Identification Kit Components: * 16 thread pitch steel gauges (four each of metric, BSPP/BSPT, UN/UNF, NPT) * Calipers for measuring up to 3" * Thread profiles for NPT and BSPP/BSPT threads * Nose angle indicators to identify flare, cone and seat angles on the end of fittings * Comprehensive instruction booklet * 5 V2" x 4" vinyl carrying case for convenient storage and access to all components

In addition to the Thread Identification Kit, Parker also offers portboards for identification of ISO, SAE, BSP and NPT ports and port threads, as well as the International Thread Kit (ITK) for identifying metric and BSPP female tube and hose connections.

To order the MIK-1/4403-B1, ITK and portboards, contact a local Parker Distributor or visit Parker's website for a current list of distributor locations.

The Tube Fittings and Hose Products divisions are units 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.

Parker Hannifin is a $6 billion worldwide leader in the production of motion, control, instrumentation and fluid flow components and systems for hundreds of industrial and aerospace markets. For more information, contact Parker at 6035 Parkland Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44124-4141, call toll-free 1-800-C-PARKER, or visit www.parker.com/tfd.

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