Did Swagelok buy Whitey?

Whitey Tool and Die Company was added to the Swagelok family in 1958.

What is Swagelok?

Swagelok is a privately held international company, focusing on the manufacture of gas and fluid systems components, such as tube fittings, valves, tubing, hoses and sale measuring equipment (gauges, flowmeters) under own brand.

What are Cajon fittings?

Products/Services for Cajon Fittings Catalogue. Gas fittings are specifically designed for use with gases, such as flammable propane or hazardous phosgene. These types of fittings have a reverse thread; meaning, the threads are cut in the reverse direction from all other fittings so that gas…

What is VCO fitting?

VCO® O-Ring Face Seal Fittings are engineered for rapid assembly in pipe, tube, and welded systems for general industry, high-pressure, high-purity, and critical vacuum applications. VCO fittings install easily in limited spaces, with no axial clearance required.

Is swagelok Made in USA?

Swagelok has 14 manufacturing plants in northeast Ohio, and associates are trained so they can work in any of the plants. Each plant has the same metrics and adheres to the same core values.

Who is the CEO of Swagelok?

Thomas F. Lozick (Jan 2020–)
Thomas F. Lozick is the chairman and chief executive officer of Swagelok Company, beginning his service in January 2020. A member of the board of directors since 2018 and a successful business owner, he has been a significant Swagelok leader for many years.

Where are Parker fittings made?

Housed in our Ohio-based custom manufacturing facility, TFD can manufacture that unique part, or non-standard jump size fitting that no one has, in a variety of materials such as steel, stainless steel, brass and aluminum.

Who invented Swagelok fittings?

Fred A. Lennon
Swagelok Company was founded in 1947 by Fred A. Lennon (1905-1998), with a $500 loan and the promise of a colleague’s design for an easy-to-install, leak-tight tube fitting. His mantra was, “Make the best product possible to help customers succeed, and keep making it better.”

Which is the best metal gasket fitting for VCR?

Swagelok VCR fittings are the authentic VCR brand as the original metal gasket face seal fitting design manufactured from high-purity stainless steels. A variety of VCR face seal gland and bodies is available with controlled surface finishes, electropolished, and specially cleaned to meet ultra-high purity system requirements.

Which is better a VCR fitting or a VCO fitting?

In high temperature applications, consider VCR fittings over VCO fittings. Their metal gaskets allow for higher temperatures—as high as 1000 °F for a stainless steel gasket. With VCO assemblies, one option is gland + body + nut, as illustrated below:

Can a VCR be used in a tubing system?

VCR and VCO fittings are popular in hydraulic systems as well as welded and threaded systems. They also provide a great transition from such systems to a tubing system, by using a tube adapter end connection.

What does zero clearance mean for VCR fittings?

Again, the minimal clearance, or “zero clearance”, means that unlike pipe, tube, and weld end connections, the VCR and VCO fittings can be disassembled without having to remove multiple parts.