RYCO Are All About Connections August 1, 2019 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: HOLD fluid system components together under pressure; 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: BSP – British Standard Pipe also known as Whitworth 55° Thread Form. These threadsare similar in function to NPT threads, but are generally not interchangeable. NPT / NPSM – NPSM 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. Metric – Metric 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.