SMC Pneumatics (Australia) Pty Ltd has introduced the KQG range of 316 stainless steel one-touch fittings for the food and associated industries. The company has recently gained HACCP accreditation for its range of products.
The range includes various fitting types including male connector, male elbow, hexagon socket head male connector, straight union, union elbow, male branch tee, union tee, union Y and bulkhead union.
They are all totally grease-free and all parts of the fittings, except the FKM seals, are made from stainless steel 316.
KQG fittings can be used with air, water or steam with different types of tubes including FEP, PFA, Nylon, polyurethane or polyolefin. For all fittings, an outside tube diameter of 4mm, 6mm,8mm,10mm or 12mm can be accommodated.
Proof pressure of the fittings is 3MPa with an operating pressure range of -100kPa to 1MPa.
SMC states that the KQG range can operate in temperatures of between -5°C and 150°C and, thanks to the materials used, is suitable for sensitive food, packaging, beverage and pharmaceutical applications.