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Friday, 26 September 2014

QuickXCHANGE for Excavator Work Tools

Snap-Tite has altered forever the way work tools can be changed-over on excavators and other hydraulic equipment such as shears, hammers, multi-processors and crushers with QUIKXCHANGE.

Changing hydraulic work tool hoses on things like excavators can be time consuming and costly plus typical fittings are subject to frequent spills and contamination, which lead to other problems such as environmental issues and premature tool wear, and damage.

The unique thread design inherent in QUIKXCHANGE means that it’s easy to use, very durable, and eliminates spill and contamination problems.

With QUIKXCHANGE, sliding thread covers protect the outer threads from dirt and contamination on the coupler half that is mounted on the excavator.

The drybreak flush designed face on the other mating surface is smooth and easy to clean thereby stopping contamination entering the system.

To connect the QUIKXCHANGE, engage the nipple and begin threading the unit together by simply rotating the sleeve.

During the thread process there is a click, which is the secondary vibration lock that prevents the unit from unthreading during high vibration applications. You can check the anti vibration unit by unthreading the sleeve until it hits the lock and stops.

Disconnection is just as easy, you slide the cover back on the coupler mounted to the machine then unthread the sleeve.

The unit has a low-pressure drop and will survive surge flow as well as pulsating hammer flow and can be retrofitted to any excavator or other similar machinery.

The threaded drybreak design connects and disconnects without spillage, preventing introduction of dirt into the hydraulic system while easily connecting against trapped static pressure.

These couplings have been tested to 10,000 hours of use with no seal tearing or valve component failures from impulse or surge flows.

QUIKXCHANGE reduces the work tool connection process to less than five minutes and is easy for a single operator to use.

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