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RYCO offer the largest range of adaptors providing port-to-port solutions to meet your needs. No matter what adaptor you require, RYCO will connect you!


What is an Adaptor?

Adaptors connect different components within a hydraulic system, and are typically used to overcome difficulties with routing, or to enable connections between different termination types.

They primarily have two key functions:

    1. HOLD fluid system components together under pressure;
    2. SEAL the fluid within the fluid system.

Adaptors are used for connecting any of the following to each other:

  • Hose Assemblies
  • Tube or Pipe
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Cylinders
  • Other Hydraulic Components


Features & Benefits

RYCO adaptors enable connections via the change of the termination size, termination type or termination direction (routing). They have many key features including the following:

  • Versatility – Adaptors overcome difficulties with routing or enable connections between different termination types.
  • Adaptability – RYCO adaptors are used to connect to different directions, genders and threads.
  • RYCOTE – The RYCOTE system is an environmentally friendly plating technology that achieves even greater performance. RYCOTE exceeds national and international standards – up to 500+ hours to Red Rust.
  • RYCO Quality – RYCO designs, develops and manufactures our own products.


RYCO Range

Our adaptors provide Higher Technology and Greater Performance and our extensive range of end styles includes: BSP & BSPP, NPT / NPSM, JIC, METRIC, ORFS, SAE Threads, UNO (O RING BOSS), SUPERLOK, and RYCO WEO and many more.

What defines some of these end styles:

  • BSPBritish Standard Pipe also known as Whitworth 55° Thread Form. These threadsare similar in function to NPT threads, but are generally not interchangeable.
  • NPT / NPSMNPSM is a companion thread to NPT. It is a female swivel connection with a parallel thread to allow the male NPT to fully engage with the 30-degree sealing face.
  • MetricMetric threads are used as both general adaptors and as port adaptors.


Adaptor Performance Specifications

Many standards exist for adaptors. Sometimes linked to origin of connection:

  • SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers (USA): NPT, JIC, UNO, ORFS, SAE FLANGE
  • DIN/EN – Deutsche Industry Norme (Europe): DKL/DKOL, DKS/DKOS
  • BS – British Standards: BSPT, BSPP
  • ISO – International Organization for Standardization


Want more information?

If you would like to know more about RYCO Adaptors, contact our RYCO Hydraulics Customer Service team or fill out our contact form.