Parker A-lok Tube Fittings
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Parker Tube fittings Installation Instructions


1. Parker instrument tube fittings are sold completely assembled and ready for immediate use. Simply insert the tube as illustrated until it bottoms in the fitting body. (If the fitting is disassembled, not that the small tapered end of the ferrules go into the fitting body.)

2. Tighten nut finger tight and then tighten nut with wrench an additional 3/4 or 1-1/4 turns indicated at left. Hold Parker fitting body with a second wrench to prevent body from turning. It is helpful to mark the nut to facilitate count the number of turns.

For maximum number of remakes, mark the Parker fitting and nut before disassembly. Before retightening, make sure the assembly has been inserted into the fitting until the ferrule seats in the fitting. Retighten the nut by hand. Rotate the nut with a wrench to the original position as indicated by the previous marks lining up. (A noticeable increase in mechanical resistance will be felt indicating the ferrule is being re-sprung into sealing position.)

Only after several remakes will it become necessary to advance the nut slightly past the original position. This advance (indicated by B) need only be 10° - 20° (less than 1/3 of a hex flat).

Parker A-Lok/CPI® Tube Fitting part numbers use symbols to identify the size, style, and material. Tube and pipe thread sizes begin with a number indicating their size in sixteenths of an inch. For example, 4=4/16” or 1/4”; 16=16/16” or 1".

NOTE: Lubrication on the nut is REQUIRED for proper assemblyon all LARGER size fittings in both inch and metric sizes.  This requirement applies to:
• inch sizes of 20 and higher
• metric sizes of 25 and higher

Gaugeability Instructions

1. From “finger tight” position, wrench 1-1/4 turns for 1/4" to 1" size fittings (6mm to 25mm) (1/16", 1/8", 3/16", 2mm, 3mm and 4mm size tube fittings only wrench 3/4 turn from finger tight position). Hold fitting body hex with second wrench to prevent body from turning as you tighten. It is a good idea to mark the nut (scribe or ink) to help you count the turns.

2. Now select the proper size inspection gauge and try to place it, as shown, between the nut and the body hex. If gauge DOES NOT FIT AT ANY POINT between them, you have correctly tightened the nut. If you can slip the gauge into the space, the fitting is not properly made up, and you must repeat the assembly procedure.
*For initial make up only.

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Forberg Scientific, Inc. has earned the Parker Instrumentation Solutions Center status. This status is only reserved for the Parker Instrumentation Group's Top-Preforming Distributors that meet specific and stringent qualifications set by Parker Hannifin.

Forberg Scientific, Inc. was established in 1971 as a distributor / manufacturers representative organization with a passion for customer service and innovative problem solving. Forberg has been a stocking Parker instrumentation distributor for over 40 years.

Forberg Scientific Inc.
2719 Industrial Row Dr
Troy, MI 48084
P: 248-288-5330
F: 248-288-4204

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