Press Release Summary:
ADAFLANGE(TM) Adapters, suited for use in hydraulic component or system designs, require only 2 bolts. Available in 1/8-2 in. sizes, they mate with either of 2 diagonal tapped mounting holes of same nominal size SAE CODE 61 4-bolt flange port. Compact footprint permits adjacent ports to be nested together in close proximity. The 2-bolt flange mounting holes may be oriented 360Â° about central fluid flow axis.
Original Press Release:
ADAFLANGE(TM) Adapters, Unified Code U61 2-Bolt Flange Type
ADAFLANGE(TM) Adapters, Unified Code U61 2-Bolt Flange Type and corresponding Flange Ports should be considered in any new hydraulic component or system design. Made possible through finite element analysis as part of the CAD design process, this design is a significant improvement to the current technology. This design only requires two bolts to provide a compact leak resistant flange connection that meets most hydraulic system needs. These adapters will mate with either of the two diagonal tapped mounting holes of the same nominal size SAE CODE 61 4-BOLT flange port. Their small flange footprint permits adjacent ports to be nested together more closely and efficiently. The two-bolt flange mounting holes may be oriented 360 degrees about the central fluid flow axis to provide maximum flexibility in the design of hydraulic components and integrated hydraulic systems. As the flange fastening is outside the wetted flow area the structure required to support the internal pressure can be minimized to give a more compact, lighter, leak resistant and economical component and system design. They are available in 1/8" to 2" sizes that now give designers the opportunity to have the same high performance advantages that were previously only available in larger size flange connections. Industry standard socket head cap screws that meet or exceed the strength requirements of ASTM Standard A574 (minimum tensile strength of 180,000 PSI) are used to assemble the ADAFLANGE(TM) Adapters.