Press Release Summary:
With patent-pending design, Full Flange System enables flange to be attached to hose after fitting has been crimped on and is held in place by stainless steel retaining ring. System lets end users route hoses through tight spaces where assemblies with flange end already attached would not fit. Ranging from Â¾-2 in., Code 61 flanges are rated up to 5,000 lb max working pressure, while Code 62 flanges are rated up to 6,000 lb. Both meet SAE J1518 dimensional standards.
Original Press Release:
Parker's New Full Flange System for Code 61 and Code 62 Connections Simplifies Flange Attachment and Reduces Fittings Inventory
WICKLIFFE, OH - The new Full Flange System from Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, makes Code 61 and Code 62 hydraulic connections faster and easier to assemble thanks to a patent-pending design that enables the flange to be attached to a hose after the fitting has been crimped on.
"Traditional full flange connections are held in place by flaring the tube and must be attached to the fitting before it's crimped to the hose," said Laura Elliott, Product Sales Manager for Parker's Hose Products Division. "Parker's new one-piece full flange connection is positioned on the fitting after it has been crimped, and is held in place by a high-tensile stainless steel retaining ring. Once the flange engages the retaining ring, the flange is held securely in place, and this makes installation to the port a cinch because you're not fumbling with two flange halves. Even bent tube installation is easier as the Parker flange can freely rotate."
The Full Flange System gives end-users the ability to route hoses through tight spaces where assemblies with the flange end already attached would not fit. It can also be used repeatedly because - unlike captive flanges - the flange is not permanently locked on the fitting.
Reduced inventory is another key benefit of the new Full Flange System. Previously, two or three fittings were required for each different flange connection (i.e. 11571-20-20, 14A71-20-20, 16A71-20-20). Now, a single newly designed fitting - compatible with a Code 61 or Code 62 flange kit - is available (i.e. 1X571-20-20). This eliminates one or two fittings for each port/hose size combination in stock. A wide selection of fittings is currently available and more sizes will be added soon.
Parker's full flange kits include a seal, retaining ring, flange and four Grade 8 socket head cap screws. All Full Flange Code 61 flanges are rated up to 5,000 lbs. maximum working pressure and all Full Flange Code 62 flanges are rated up to 6,000 lbs. The Code 61 and Code 62 flanges meet SAE J1518 dimensional standards.
The new one-piece flange connections are easily used with Parker's Parkrimp system. Immediately available are:
Code 61 Flange Kits:
Kit SAE Flange Size Max. Working Pressure
FFK61-12 ¾" 5,000 lbs.
FFK61-16 1" 5,000 lbs.
FFK61-20 1 ¼" 5,000 lbs.
FFK61-24 1 ½" 5,000 lbs.
FFK61-32 2" 5,000 lbs.
Code 62 Flange Kits:
Kit SAE Flange Size Max. Working Pressure
FFK62-12 ¾" 6,000 lbs.
FFK62-16 1" 6,000 lbs.
FFK62-20 1 ¼" 6,000 lbs.
FFK62-24 1 ½" 6,000 lbs.
FFK62-32 2" 6,000 lbs.
Customers can order the flange kits individually from Parker or can receive complete assemblies, including the crimped hose/fitting and attached full flange, if they prefer.
For a copy of Bulletin 4480-B145 featuring Parker's new Full Flange System for Code 61 and Code 62 connections, contact Parker Catalog Services at 1-800-C-PARKER, or view it on the Web at www.parkerhose.com.
About Parker Hannifin's Hose Products Division
The Hose Products 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 $12 billion, 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 commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 62,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 52 consecutive 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 site at www.phstock.com.