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ARaymond Quick Connectors simplify assembly operations because of their simple operation and their accessibility. There is a wide variety of designs and orientations, with different locking systems (2 buttons, RayLOCK) that respond to the constraints of channel mounting, reduced accessibility, or the need for assembly checking

TFC’s Applications Engineer, Justin Lawrence, answers some typical questions customers pose when considering ARaymond products.

What products can the connectors be used with?
They are found in all types of automotive and heavy vehicle fluid connection systems including fuel lines, cooling circuits, SCR Urea lines, battery cooling, air conditioning, power steering and brake fluid circuits. As well as in Industrial applications that include HVACs, household appliances, electronic equipment, manufacturing machinery, lighting, site machinery and railway equipment.

What sizes and types of tubing are they compatible with?
The ranges of quick connectors meet international standards such as the SAE J2044 standard, VDA standards, or European standards and are available in a wide variety of diameters, from 6.30 mm – 1/4” SAE to 69 mm. The quick connectors are compatible with all types of tubes, such as polyamide tubes or rubber hoses, whatever the diameter.  We also offer connection solutions by welding for polyamide tubes.

What happens if we need additional functionality?
The Quick Connectors can be equipped with valves or sensors, offering a multitude of technical solutions to your problems, including flow control, pressure controls as well as one way and shutoff valves.

To discuss in more detail these and any other questions regarding ARaymond products, submit your own question via e-mail, or contact TFC on 01435 866011.

TFC Europe Ltd is one of the leading suppliers of technical fastener components to industry, with an unrivalled reputation for delivering innovative products, supply solutions, and exemplary service, to help our customers achieve breakthroughs in product development and productivity.

From the very beginning TFC’s founders in Heathfield, UK were determined to help equipment designers by supplying technical fasteners enabling them to design a better product and to generate more profits for their companies. Half a century later this same approach means that TFC helps not only the designer but also the buyer, and the operations teams by providing a wide variety of fastener and related components via automated and sophisticated supply systems that enable lean manufacturing goals to be met and our customers to improve their profits.

In so doing TFC has become one of the leading fastener distribution businesses in Europe supplying over 3,000 customers, employing over 100 people, working out of a national and European network of logistic service centres as well as being able to support global customers in their manufacturing plants anywhere in the world.

Whether it is a simple threaded bolt or a complex bespoke product made to customer drawing specifications, our quality assured fasteners are guaranteed to provide the perfect solution to your fastening needs.

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