Automation NotebookIssue 22 – 2012Learning ResourcesNotebook Issue

New NITRA Pneumatic Tubing and Fittings, Air Couplings, Blow Guns, Cylinder Position Switches

New models of tubing and fittings have been added to the NITRA line of pneumatic components, as well as blow guns and aluminum manifolds.

Available in 100-foot and 250-foot lengths, NITRA 16mm polyurethane tubing has a shore A 98 hardness rating, provides tight outside diameter tolerance and has superior kink resistance. The ether-based tubing provides excellent hydrolysis, oil and cold resistance. Available in four colors, 16mm polyurethane tubing. A variety of 16mm push-to-connect fittings are available as well.

NITRA brass adapter fittings and plugs are available in 10 different styles to meet most pneumatic applications such as air, water, oil, oxygen, nitrogen, and argon. Machined from yellow brass bar stock or forging, the fittings withstand pressure up to 800 psi. Designed with NPT threaded connections, male and female connectors are available in 1/8-inch to ½-inch sizes, in either two-pack or five-pack quantities. NITRA-fittings-line-ext-0212_5x5_v2

NITRA pneumatic quick air couplings allow easy changing of tools or hose connections. The quick-disconnect air couplings (female) and plugs (male) are available in three of the most popular styles: IND (Industrial Interchange), ARO and Truflate. The plugs and couplers are designed for 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch hose sizes with male and female NPT threaded connection versions available. Quick-disconnect couplers start at $5.00 . Swivel fittings made of chrome-plated steel with maximum pressure of 145 psi are also available. The quick-disconnect swivel air fittings prevent kinking and strain on supply lines. Two independent-rotation points allow a full 360° circular rotation and 45° angled rotation for better swivel action vs. traditional swivel air fittings.

NITRA aluminum manifolds withstand maximum pressure up to 500 psi and are available in two styles. Round manifolds feature one 3/8-inch NPT threaded input and either two or three ¼-inch NPT outputs. Rectangular manifolds have ½-inch NPT inputs on either end and have either three or five ¼-inch NPT outputs.

NITRA blowguns (or nozzles) are available in heavy-duty palm type with safety tip, pistol grips (aluminum and plastic models), pocket, and plastic grip with flexible nozzles in various lengths. The blowguns have a maximum input pressure of 120 psi. Additional NITRA accessories include ½” thread sealant tape and a two-inch tubing cutter.

NITRA-Cylinder-Switch-ext-5x5Cylinder position switches

NITRA™ CPSF Series cylinder position switches are designed for IP69K food, beverage and other washdown applications. The cylinder switches are used with pneumatic cylinders that have a magnet incorporated in the cylinder piston and provide a rugged, cost-effective interface between pneumatic actuators and electrical control systems. The switches are compact and mount on T-slot, tie rod or round body style cylinders with available mounting accessories. These cylinder sensor/switches can be used to provide cylinder position indication, cycle count or to confirm operation. Pre-tested for use with NITRA pneumatic cylinders, CPSF series cylinder switches are also suitable for use with other brands of cylinders with magnetic pistons.

Originally Posted: March 1, 2012