Hydraulic threads – RYCO Hydraulics
New & Improved Thread ID Mate App Available Now

Thread Identification On The Go The new and improved RYCO Thread ID Mate application enables you to identify hydraulic threads and connectors everywhere you go. Correct identification is of vital importance, as the incorrect application of high-pressure connectors presents an immediate safety risk. Selection of hydraulic connectors can be complex due to the large array of thread types that are commonly available. While some people become conversant with hydraulic connect standards through experience, others can become confused by the similarities between some connector types. RYCO’s Thread ID Mate provides an intuitive and simple identification process to help you find detailed information about threads specifications, sizes and more. Key Features: Intuitive step by step identification process Detailed page for every type of thread Search a thread by name Complete pictorial list Multiple search methods You will find detailed information regarding popular threads like - BSP, NPT, JIS, ORFS, SAE and much more! The Thread ID Mate application is available for your  Android and IOS devices. That’s thread identification you can keep in your pocket!       Want more information? To find out ...

Hydraulic Connectors 101

As the name suggests, hydraulic connectors are used to connect hydraulic circuits by joining two different end terminations together and creating a flow passage to ensure fluid transfer. Hydraulic connectors can be grouped into three main types: Internal Thread External Thread No Thread Internal and external threaded connectors are also known as female and male, respectively. There are many thread standards in the industry primarily based on the country / region of origin. BSP (British Standard Pipe), NPT (National Pipe Tapered), UN (Unified Inch Screw Threads) and Metric to name some of the most common. To avoid damage to hydraulic systems, selecting the right type of thread is very important. Common variation in fitting designs are outlined below that is useful in thread identification. Tapered / Parallel Threads Some threads have a tapered thread surface, such as BSPT, NPT (denoted by letter T) whereas others are parallel. BSPP, UN are examples for parallel threads. Tapered threads are designed to seal on the thread surface. Sealing of Hydraulic Connectors Along with tapered threads, other sealing methods include: Metal Seal Soft Seal ...