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COLDER Products Company (CPC), represented by Victoria Fittings & Valves , has introduced its new panel mount APC coupling body for applications in industrial, biopharmaceutical, chemical, medical, and packaging markets.

The APC panel mount coupling body enables tubing to be easily connected and disconnected from a panel during use and maintenance.

The new configuration provides added flexibility and mounting options to create secure connections for applications that include water filtration, distillation equipment, commercial dispensing equipment for water, ice cream, and juice, and analytical instrumentation.

Previously, APC coupling bodies only had the option of being attached to pipe ends or tubing that extended out from equipment.

Unless equipment already had piping, coupling connections had to be made in-line. Depending on the application, in-line tubing could be inconvenient.

The new panel mount coupling body enables tubing to be easily connected and disconnected from a panel during use and maintenance.

CPC offers 14 different configurations of the APC panel mount body, both valved and non-valved. Terminations include several sizes of hose barbs and CPC's ferruleless polytube compression fitting.

APC couplings incorporate a patented plastic thumb latch that allows quick, one-handed disconnects. An audible "click" confirms a secure connection.

The APC panel mount coupling body is injection moulded from acetal thermoplastic and resistant to mild chemical solutions. The coupling body withstands maximum temperatures of 180ºF and pressures from vacuum up to 120psi.

A "D" flat on the panel threads helps facilitate coupling orientation in the panel to ensure uniformity. An optional gasket can also be used to seal the coupling against the face of the panel.

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