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SAE approved plastic bodied fittings

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article image The SMC KV Series fittings.

SMC Pneumatics has released its push-to-connect, SAE approved, plastic body fittings suitable for transport and vehicle usage. The Series KV fittings are manufactured from PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), a dimensionally and mechanically stable engineering plastic.

This body material is claimed by the manufacturer to provide outstanding chemical and UV resistance as well as superior impact resistance to brass fittings at -40°C.

The KV fittings exceed performance specifications prescribed by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards SAE J1131 and J2494.

Their lightweight construction results in a payload saving of up to 10kg and SMC's ‘one-touch’ connection reduces both installation time and cost and ensures easy access in confined spaces.

SMC KV fittings offer leak-free performance under side loading, re-assembly, high burst pressures, harsh vibration and wide temperature ranges in accordance with SAE J1131.

Available in a wide range of tube and thread configurations, from 5/32" to 1/2", the fittings have a maximum operating pressure of 1.0MPa with a vacuum pressure of -100kPa. SMC Pneumatics 02 9354 8222.

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