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The Fundamentals and Top Three Uses of Quick Connectors

March 2020

The use of quick connectors is growing rapidly across the aftermarket. Quick Connectors are thermal management solutions designed to transport media in cooling water and heating applications. Used across a wide range of industries due to their versatility, these are great solutions for reducing system weight, while properly connecting cooling water systems, fluid and fuel line applications, automotive cooling applications, air and blow-by gas, fuel venting and charged air systems.

Quick connectors are typically made of synthetic materials and are often used in situations where temperatures and pressures rise and fall. A key benefit is that these products can help save time, weight and money – as they provide secure leak-free connections quickly and easily. 

NORMA has a full line of lightweight quick connector products. They come in a range of styles and angles and are most often used in the following industries: 

  1. Passenger Vehicle – Automotive vehicle service and repair is an expansive market opportunity for quick connector use, as it is an ideal solution for cooling systems and fluid and fuel lines throughout the vehicle. Their quick fit design makes installations easier, allowing for more turnover in today’s repair shops. 
  2. Commercial Vehicle – Whether a quick connector is needed for line to line or line to device connections, they are great solutions for heavy-duty applications such as connecting air brake lines, cooling system hoses and charged air systems on today’s large trucks.
  3. Industrial-Manufacturing – There are so many uses for quick connectors in this space, with popular applications including agricultural and off-road machinery, HVAC applications and manufacturing equipment. That’s because industrial applications require robust locking mechanisms and high temperature resistance.

We’ll continue to see this line grow in popularity as it is a state-of-the-art means of connecting, reducing permeation rates and helping to minimize total system weight.