"Aluminum Connectors" are a straight union hose connector that a duct gets clamped down onto without the need for special tools. Aluminum is a relatively soft, durable, lightweight, ductile and malleable metal that makes for an easy to handle product. Our aluminum hose connections have a typical aluminum appearance of dull gray, are nonmagnetic, do not easily ignite, and handle above ambient temperatures. Furthermore, it is one-third the density and rigidity of steel, ideal for applications that require more flexibility. Aluminum duct fittings make sense from the standpoint of cost and longevity.
Aluminum hose connections are used to connect or extend two hoses of the same ID size together. Once connected, the hoses are able to provide the necessary flow over longer sections. The hose connector is designed with a raised lip to prevent the hose clamp from slipping off. These are very affordable duct fittings, which makes adding hose connections a less costly venture when compared to buying longer lengths of custom-made hose. Due to the availability of sizes (1.5" to 24"ID), these connectors can be used for a number of applications. When compared to stainless steel connectors, the aluminum connectors are more affordable, lighter and a better buy for general air ventilation applications.
To use this hose connector, simply place the aluminum hose connections between two hoses of the same ID size. After inserting the hose cuffs around the connector, a clamp will be placed around the outside of the hose and connector, securing the equipment in place. The simple design offers a secure connection (when clamped down) that holds the tube firmly, but does not restrict flow.
Finding the right equipment for applications such as air ventilation, exhaust hose, food grade hose, and portable AC hoses can be difficult. Determining which duct or hose best fits your application or what product has the best reaction qualities are some of the difficulties that arise when determining which is the right purchase. Even when you have found the right duct or hose, some mechanical equipment will require the use of this easy to handle aluminum hose connector. By contacting our ducting specialists, they will provide you with the necessary information to make a well-informed purchase.